I had a conversation with Malcolm Wong, creator of DogEaters Manga last night. I had originally met Malcolm a few years ago when I had set out to make Media 11:11. For those of you who don’t know the story, when I was trying to get my own comic title WMDs The Comic published, I ran into some truly awful people that motivated me to try to find a better way for people wanting to self-publish in the digital age. During that time, I had also met some truly great people- Malcolm is one of them. I had gone through the last year and a half where I had become somewhat of a recluse, chalk it up to mid-life crisis- and lost touch with a lot of people. We finally reconnected on Skype last night and it was one of the most enjoyable conversations I’ve had in a long time. It made me realize that there are some really good, decent, talented people out there that are pursuing the same dream as all of us- and sometimes they need to be reminded of how good they are because the system can get you down.
Malcolm had been sitting on the sidelines with his beautiful & completed comic/manga series in limbo for various reasons, and I gave him the pitch for Media 11:11. I don’t know what his decision will be, but I do know that I greatly enjoyed his perspective on life. He’s a real talent any way you look at it. You should check him out!