We are proud to announce that we are now officially releasing all 16 covers (1 main cover and 15 variant covers) of Focus Comic for online purchase.
There are 3 variant covers featuring Focus comic’s good will ambassador Tony Todd. Tony Todd is most famously know for his role in many movies including The Candy Man, The Flash, X Files, Star Trek and Platoon. Tony Todd appears within the comic as a character called Thato, and is also the voice of Focus. Tony Todd is proud and happy to be the official goodwill ambassador for Focus comic. Here is what he has to say about why he supports Focus Comic. Autism awareness is a social issue that is close to his heart and he hopes by supporting this social project he will be able to make a difference in removing the stigma associated with autism and inspire hope and creativity.
Click here should you wish to watch Tony Todd talk more extensively about Focus Comic at the Focus Comic panel at Greater Austin Comiccon.
The line art on this variant cover ‘H’ is by sole creator of Focus comic Yvonne Wan. This cover features a scene from the book where Thato speaks with Focus. They are seen standing next to The Secret Lineage jet as the sun sets beautifully in the background. The cover is colored by Luis Guerrero.
Yvonne Wan is a social cultural anthropologist who studies autistic families. She recently produced a short documentary about autism which can be viewed on international TV. Her mission is to entertain readers on a mass scale and remove the stigma associated with autism. She believes that this social program will unite the community by promoting greater representation of autistic talent in the media and comic book industry; a culture of inclusion and provide hope to those affected by autism. This program demonstrates that people with autism can contribute in society in meaningful ways with the help of a supportive community. This project is already transforming and saving lives through the social work it has done so far. We have donated 118 comic books to autistic kids and hope to donate more soon.
Yvonne is also the writer and one of the artists within this comic, and also coaches the interns with autism with the help of certified art teacher Douglas Hebert. She is an award winning artist and loves working from direct observation in particular. She loves painting portraits with oil colors the most, and enjoys capturing people’s identity through the art that she creates. She is also a sculptor and have many other talents including photography and broadcast film making to. Her biggest passion in life is making a positive difference in society and in people’s lives.
Luis Guerrero who is known for working on The Flash, is a contributing colorist for Focus. Luis Guerrero cares about autism awareness and supporting the community on important social matters. Luis did an amazing job coloring Yvonne’s line art within the book and on several variant covers. Luis is very skilled at rendering skin tones and colors in a way that brings great realism to line art. Luis skills really complimented Yvonne’s portrait skills within Focus comic. He was able to bring the characters to life with realistic flesh toned colors, and had creative coloring solutions that made the art stand out even more. We love the way Luis individually colored in the mirrored tiles on his light bending suit and also the way he colored the sunset with a warm glow. The local colors are seen bouncing gently off the fabrics, skin tones, and hard surfaces in the pictures separating the forms whilst integrating them harmoniously into the body of art.
Contributing Artists: Yvonne Wan; Douglas Hebert, Tabidi Elkhalil; Francisco Rodriguez, Jenn Corella.
Contributing Colorists: Paul Mounts, Luis Guerrero, Jim Boswell; Ashler Bate; Sarah Christina, Kevin De Castro, Steve Canon and Ilaria Mercoledi Castagna.
Interns with Autism: Tabidi Elkhalil and Malekith George.
We thank everyone for their support.
The comics are printed on 100lb card stock by Office Depot, who are our official sponsors of our internship program. The book is comprised of an entire story plus a community page section.
Please order your Focus comic book today!