Looking at comics through a lens of Perception, Risk and Kung Fu with my boys at The Comics Fu!!!Geek Dad War Journal
Persona, tragedy, punk rock, daring to be yourself (even if it scares people away) and loving the #geekdadwarjournal life!
we had a spirited talk… and there was even enough material for a special video on “Ask A Master…” where I talk about some purely dramatic fictional material in Faust: The Singha’s Talons and wonder if it might not have parallels in the true global martial arts and philosophy traditions…
Plus, me doing me, I just couldn’t help but to express my gratitude for the backers at Kickstarter over the holiday seasons, tease The Addiction, a smart, insane crime comedy coming later this year from me, Vincent Zurzolo and Claudia Balboni and my middle grade graphic novel, I Sing the Moon.
Your Comic Fu Host – Master Kurtis Fujita
Sifu Kurtis Fujita has the distinction of simultaneously holding the offices of Los Angeles Chairman of the United States Traditional Kung Fu Wushu Federation and the Hung Gar Kung Fu Advisor to the International Traditional Kung Fu Association. He founded Tiger Crane Kung Fu in 2003 and for nearly two decades, has actively taught Martial Arts. Known as an exponent of the Hung Gar Kuen (洪家拳) style, he is also well-versed in Tai Chi, Standing Meditation, and Do Gar (道家) . Fujita’s writing has been featured extensively in Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine and he has been a guest instructor for the Ventura County Police and Sheriff’s Reserve Officer Academy. He is also the creator of the comic book SHADOW GHOST: THE KUNG FU COMIC BY A KUNG FU MASTER published in 2023. Check out his exciting Kickstarter!
Your Comic Fu Host – Patrick Lugo
Patrick Lugo’s comic art was first published by independent publisher Double Edge Comics. He has since worked as art director for Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine where he created the long running comic series TIGER’S TALE. His first Children’s Picture Book LITTLE MONK AND THE MANTIS was awarded both the Book of the Year Honor from the Gellett Burgess Center for Children’s Literature and the Preferred Choice Award from CREATIVE CHILD MAGAZINE. In 2021 his comic CONTRABAND was called a knock-out in a Publishers Weekly starred review. His 2022 middle-grade graphic novel A TIGER’s TALE volume 1 was awarded the 2nd annual MAKE MORE COMICS arts grant and original art from that book was featured in the 32ns annual CHildren’s Book Illustrator Exhibit at the Sun gallery in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out his exciting Kickstarter!
Special Guest: David Quinn
…known for writing Faust, the trailblazing indie-comics adult horror series with artist Tim Vigil, adapted by director Brian Yuzna as the 2001 film of the same name, and expanded in several spin-off mini-series, including Faust: Book of M, nominated for the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative, as well as optioned as an adult animated TV series by SONY Pictures Television. Besides being remembered as one of the leaders of the “outlaw comics” movement that resonates in comics and media to this day, Quinn has co-created & written modern gothic Nightvision and outlaw/tragedy 777: The Wrath as well as memorable, provocative contributions to Marvel Comics’s Doctor Strange and Carnage. He has also written screenplays, songs and children’s books, including the read-aloud “Baby Monsters Lullabye,” Go to Sleep, Little Creep (Crown Books for Young Readers).