Friday, February 25, 2011

Dwayne McDuffie, RIP

Just heard the news that writer, producer and editor Dwayne McDuffie has passed away. Although Dwayne and I only met briefly in passing at various comic book conventions, I feel I've lost a friend. Now, I'm sorry that I never took advantage of those brief encounters to tell him what a source of inspiration he was for me.
Somewhere in my garage is a copy of a business magazine that dates back to the early 90s and the cover story features Dwayne McDuffie and his co-founding of Milestone Media. After reading this story my desire to have my own comic book publishing company was ignited. For years I've kept the magazine around and would read the story over and over as fuel for my desire.
Today I have my very own publishing company; although small, the company is growing, thanks in a large way to "brothers" like Dwayne McDuffie who pave the way for creators of color and showed us that, no matter the color of your skin, if the quality of your work stands out, then it can't be ignored.
My condolences go out to his family. Dwayne McDuffie is as big a hero as those he wrote about. He will be missed, but not forgotten.
Dwayne McDuffie, RIP
Carl Herring Jr. President
Three J Productions, LLC.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Black Cowboys in Comic books

While surfing the Internet I came across a wonderful article written by Author and Comic book Historian, Prof. William H. Foster. The article titled Black Cowboys in Comic books is an interesting look at a very overlooked sector of comic book literature.

Prof. Foster begins the article with an image of Lobo, one of comic books' earliest characterizations of the Black cowboy. He continues with a brief history of stories which featured Black cowboys, such as the 1957 Dell Published comic book titled Golden West Rodeo Treasury No. 1 which featured a story about real life Black cowboy, Bill Pickett. He was a Rodeo performer known as the creator and innovator of bulldogging.
Prof. Foster continues to give great examples of other Black cowboys in comic books; to read the full article follow the link: ld/article/black_cowboys_in_comic_books/
For me I feel honored, because the article ends with a look at a contemporary story about Black cowboys, which was written by yours truly, and the story is titled, "Reflection in the Water" and features Jonas McCabe(TM). To read "Reflection in the Water"
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Thank you Prof. Foster for a great article and the kind words about my work. -
Carl Herring Jr. President
Three J Productions, LLC.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Enforcers Part Two Ready For Release

The Enforcers five part mini-series continues with the release of The Enforcers Part Two "The Countdown Begins". Set to launch in March, this is the action packed follow-up to The Enforcers Part One "The Mission".

"The Countdown Begins", features N.Y.P.D. Detective Clayton Jagger as he unknowingly stumbles onto a clue to drug lord Anthony Marcus and his drug cartel The Alliance's plan to control New York City's illegal drug trade.
Top secret government weapons in the hands of New York City's most ruthless drug lord, masked assassins on the loose, a crooked cop and some reluctant heroes are just a few of the ingredients that make The Enforcers Part Two an issue not to be missed.
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This epic story is being presented to you by Three J Productions, LLC and 3JP Comics. Written by Carl Herring Jr., Artwork by Tod Smith, with Colors and Letters by Steve Kuster.