Friday, November 29, 2013

HELP Stan & Sharon Sakai!

Two days ago I was contacted by one of my comic-art mentors and friends from Garage Art Studios. By the grace of God he invited me to help out one of our own through the Cartoon Art Professional Society (CAPS). CAPS is planning to host an art auction where all of the proceeds will go to Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai. Stan's wife Sharon is currently battling a debilitating illness that has included a long hospital stay with a long recuperation. Sharon is currently at home, but needs constant medical care and medication that is not covered by their insurance.
Garage Art Studios has invited me to contribute original artwork for the auction. Below is my contribution (in addition to my prayers for them):

Usagi Yojimbo by Eric Henson--Color Brush & Markers on 11x17 Bristol

You are also able to donate to the Sakais directly via PayPal. Please do what you can to donate. I know most of us save money for a "rainy day" and we assume that rainy day will be ours, but I can definitely say that for Stan and Sharon...
...this is a very rainy day. 
Let's all come together to bless the Sakais to make it through their battle and please give what is in your heart to give. To donate you can go here:
Stan Sakai, a Japanese-American, has been drawing the Usagi Yojimbocomic series for almost 30 years. Most recently, Sakai has also collaborated with Dark Horse Comics president and founder Mike Richardson and Lone Wolf and Cub creator Kazuo Koike to create the 47 Ronin comic.
Until next time, my friends...



Wednesday, November 27, 2013

You Did It...Again!!!

Within 7 days of going live you smashed the 1st stretch goal of $6000 to fully fund issue #2 of EDEN!
INCREDIBLE!!!!
You guys are making a dream come true and we'll make sure we do something extra to show our backers our true appreciation! 
Now, with the amount of time that we have left, we are aiming to tackle our 2nd stretch goal to fund issue #3!

For more please check us out at http://kck.st/1fiCyaR

Thank you for everything,
-Eric

Saturday, November 23, 2013

You Did It!!!

That's right! Due to your unrivaled generosity, the first issue of this epic saga is no longer a dream--but a reality! We've cleared our initial goal for issue 1! 



Meanwhile, what's a story without a middle and an end? Let's make this journey continue by aiming high for the next stretch goal of $6000 (which will fully fund issue 2)!!! C'mon and tell a friend, post a link and/or convince a coworker to support and join the world of EDEN! Besides, there are still PLENTY of great rewards left for you to choose from!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

"EDEN" Kickstarter is LIVE! Please support us!!!

Welcome back friends!

The time has FINALLY come! I just launched the Kickstarter campaign for my very first creator-owned comic miniseries called "EDEN" (written and drawn by me)! Please check it out below and support a dream of ours! Without YOU it can't come to pass! The 30 day countdown begins! 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1645422042/eden-issue-1-eric-hensons-creator-owned-debut