Here is a highlights film and some pictures from week 2 of our Focus Comic free summer camp for kids and young adults with autism.
Yvonne took photos of the kids sculptures in a photo booth and edited them professionally. Here are a few for your viewing:
Focus comic features one of the worlds first autistic super heroes, art by professionals including interns with autism. We maintain dignity for autistic individuals by removing the stigma associated with autism. We also promote autistic talent by having an internship program for kids including those with autism. We promote community through our social work and free summer camps. Douglas Hebert is the head art teacher for Focus comic free summer camp. Yvonne Wan and Mishy Katz are also art teachers who were delighted to help the kids fulfill their creative potential. Corinna Repucci has also recently joined us as a teaching assistant.
Over the weekend the kids had fun painting their fired dragon and super hero sculptures. Focus empowers kids to follow their dreams and see autism as a strength and not a weakness. Support #focuscomic . Support autistic individuals. Support autism awareness and acceptance.
Please view our Focus Comic Facebook page to more pictures. Some of the kids will complete their projects in subsequent weeks due to their availability.
Below are just a few of the many pictures that we took during the Focus comic summer camp.
I will be attending Walker Stalker convention in Phoenix Arizona between Jan26 – 27 2019. I will be joining cast from The Walking Dead at the event. Please find Yvonne Wan (Creator of Focus comic) and I within the artist alley representing Focus, which features an autistic super hero and autistic creative talent. We will provide free art work shops at the event. I will be coaching kids and young adults on how to color like a pro. Join our free community coloring competition at the event and win great prizes. Also check out the comic to!
Check out this interview of Douglas Hebert talking about Focus Comic and his art. Thank you Paul Mounts (Spiderman colorist) for coloring the opening scenes of Focus which can be seen in this film. Included are shots of Doug’s latest art of #venom which will be auctioned off to raise #autismawareness very soon. Thank you Office Depot for sponsoring our internship program. Stay tuned for updates! If you haven’t bought the book yet, please buy one of the 16 variant covers on our website or through one of our retail partners. Thank you for supporting us. #communityiseverything
I will be representing Focus Comic and Autism Awareness at Ace Comic con Chicago with creator Yvonne Wan on October 12, 13, 14. Please book your tickets to join the fun. We will he having a community coloring competition with cool prizes at our table. We hope to see you there!
Here is my latest #spiderman drawing. I will be donating this specific drawing to Focus Comic to raise #autismawareness. I will be at ACE Comic Con and Greater Austin Comic Con in June, so please come and find me for our Focus Comic launch. We will have a Focus Panel where I will be joined with the Focus Creator Yvonne Wan (Certified social cultural anthropologist) and Goodwill ambassador #TonyTodd (Famous for being in Candyman (movie); Star Trek; Platoon and The Flash. I will have my art for sale at both events, and I accept commissions to. All proceeds will go towards raising #autismawareness.
I am excited to show you the main cover for Focus issue 1 (English edition) featuring the original design sketch by Yvonne Wan. Yvonne is the sole creator of Focus. Many thanks to Legendary Paul Mounts (The official Spiderman Colorist) for coloring our main cover and also the opening scenes to this important social cause comic. It is a big honor to have Paul color my art work. Paul is an amazing colorist and cares a great deal about important social causes such as autism awareness and acceptance.
Here is what Paul has to say about the importance of autism awareness and the symbolic significance for an autistic super hero.
Our final line up of artists and colorists contributing to our social cause project are:
Douglas Hebert (Main artist)
Tabidi Elkhalil (Our 21 year old autistic intern)
Malekith George (Our 12 year old autistic intern)
Kevin De Castro
We are grateful to everyone who have given us support with our mission to transform the lives of many kids and families affected by autism through our community work. Please find us at Greater Austin Comicon and Ace Comicon Seattle in June where we will have a Focus Panel with our official good will ambassador Tony Todd at Greater Austin, and where our next two community outreach events will take place with the public.
As the internship coach of Focus Comic, I am proud to announce that Tony Todd our official brand ambassador will be attending the Focus Comic Panel and table at Greater Austin Comic Con. Focus is an action adventure horror comic suitable for all ages. It features an autistic super hero and is part of a social cause project to raise #autismawareness. We have autistic interns representing our creative team working alongside industry professionals including Paul Mounts, Yvonne Wan, Douglas A Hebert, Francisco Javier Rodriguez, Jenn Corella, Sarah Christina, Ashler Bate. Our interns are Tabidi Elkhalil, and Troy’s son Malekith George. Please come to our Focus panel and table at the event where Tony will be signing autographs for the full event with my interns and I.
In celebration of #AutismAwareness day I would like to mention that Focus Comic will be attending Greater Austin Comic Con on June 15 and 17. Focus features an autistic super hero which is a symbol of hope to autistic kids by empowering them to feel like every day heroes. We have autistic representation on the creative team (We have a daily internship program where they have myself as certified art teacher with experience in teaching autistic kids, coach the interns to fulfill their creative potential). We will have a table at the event and also a panel for Focus which will be aired on TV. Yvonne Wan, Certified social cultural anthropologist and Douglas Hebert Certified art teacher (also resident artist at Desert Dragon Pottery) who have experience teaching autistic kids; have been coaching our interns daily. Autistic intern Tabidi Elkhalil received promotions to work on the main comic story in addition to the community page. Autistic intern Malekith George will have his art published in the community page. All our interns will attend the event. Douglas Hebert (main artist) plus Sole creator Yvonne Wan will also be attending and leading the panel. We will be available to sign autographs to. There will be a very special announcement tomorrow regarding a surprise guest at our table and panel. So stay tuned! Please order Focus Comic at www.focuscomic.com to support our social cause campaign and comic. The print and digital is scheduled 30 April 2018.