Charmy’s Army – March 19, 2018

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Time travel… that would be so awesome. I love the entire idea of time travel and marvel at all the creative stories I could come up with… and will soon. I have to admit one thing though, I just do not believe it is possible. Time is a measurement we created to track and measure existence and to look back on historic events with a measurement of human spiritual growth based on historic events.

That said, I love the idea of traveling back and forth through time. I am going to evolve the above strip into a bigger story for an upcoming comic book. I am still working on the hook. Charmy needs a reason to travel through time. I do not want the concept to be a rip off of the same old, same old.

If you could travel back in time and see one thing, what would you like to see? I would love to see The Beatles performing in Hamburg. Once they land in the U.S., I doubt a time traveler would be able to secure a ticket for their sold out shows. I would also love to go way back and see the Four Nightingales… aka The Marx Brothers… performing their Vaudeville act. I would not want to back back any further than that. So many diseases and plagues…. Just not smart.

So many people would say that they would love to go back in time just to change their own past. That is one thing I would never want to do. I have no regrets and would not change a thing about myself. That is not a conceited statement, it is just the fact that I accept who I am now because I have been shaped and molded into who I am from the events of my past. I was picked on when I was very young because I was super shy. That molded me into the super cool athlete in high school who befriended everyone because I always saw everyone as my friends. That led to a few guys on the basketball team giving me a super hard time in high school leading to me becoming SUPER shy and removed from socializing once the final basketball season was over. That is when I threw myself into my art and became the kick butt artist and creator I am today. No regrets.

Be happy with who you are. You are awesome!!!!

– Davy


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Charmy’s Army – March 12, 2018

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This weeks officially marks Charmy’s SECOND consecutive year in print. It feels like yesterday when my little ants debuted in The Weekly Bulletin in Brazoria County. Charmy debuted on my birthday, so it was super special. I had already had two print runs prior to this, but running in The Weekly Bulletin was different, marking the true beginning of dream.

Previously, I ran in two other newspapers. The first newspaper to run my comic strip was The Weekly Impact in Nigeria. I had an eight month run before the paper folded. I had a big audience from Nigeria who came over to my Facebook page and my website. I did not get payment for my contribution to the paper because I was just thrilled at the time to have my comic strip published.

The second newspaper was called The Funny Pages of Cape Cod. The paper only lasted a few issues before they folded. The paper was a great concept. The local support was just not there for the publisher. If the newspaper would have succeeded, I would have had my first paying gig. The concept was to produce a weekly paper full of comic strips and humorous articles. The concepts was great, but the business end was not. In order for this to work so everyone would be paid was to have the paper filled with ads to help pay the cartoonists and writers for the paper.

I had a concept for an online parody magazine similar to Mad Magazine which I was about to run ninety miles an hour on back in early 2016 based on the previous concept… but without ads. The magazine was to be called “FAIL!” and would feature guest cartoonists in every issue. I also planned on spotlighting syndicated cartoonists with one on one interviews. Once The Weekly Bulletin picked me up in March of 2016 though, the magazine was shelved for the time being. I still may launch it in a few years if Charmy never gets nationally syndicated. Time will tell, and as I said, time flies so it may happen sooner than anyone realizes.

So, again, time flies. My youngest son has two more soccer games left and 15 years of watching him grow into this amazing athlete has been so much fun. My oldest son also played for 15 years and gave me just as much joy. Both were incredibly talented at the sport, as well as basketball. Zachary is in college and soccer is years behind him. Travis is a senior in high school and there are two games left in the regular season. They have just two games left… unless they overtake Clear Creek for fourth place and extend the season into the playoffs. Travis’ high school is just one point behind Clear Creek and the last game of the season is against…. Clear Creek. The possibility is there to extend the season… but it is just a matter of “time” and a huge part of my family’s life will be over. I coached both of their city teams for 16 seasons…. so it was a HUGE part of our lives…. HUGE…. and when it IS finally over, I can assure you I will not take it well. Plan on crying like a baby…. lol.

Time flies.

Savor every minute of everything you do, every second of your day. Make every breath count. I am now committed to putting that same love and care I gave to my kids to my dream. Be prepared for more comic books, more show appearances, more hard work… and finally, one day, syndication nationally through either Go Comics, King Feature or Creators Syndicate. One of them will have to wake up and see how successful this comic strip is becoming.

– Davy


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