Saturday, October 31, 2009

Kim's Story (Pg. 4) and Musical Meetings


Click on Hana to see the next installment of “Kim’s Story,” from the pages of ‘Jetta: Tales
of the Toshigawa – Defiance.” Written by Janet Wade, with art by Sean Isaaks and
colors by Kevin L. Williams.


My friends Lydia Rakestraw and DaMarco Randle and I met Viola performer, Anthony Gilbert, the Executive Director of the classical musical orchestra Eroica Ensemble, which includes several of his family members as well. The group performed on October 24th at the First Congregational Church in Memphis, TN.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kim's Story: Page 3 Up and Running

I wanted to make sure everyone knew to check out page three of 'Kim's Story' from the pages of "Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa - Defiance." The writing is top-notch, the art is wonderful, and the coloring is superbly unmatched! I'm partial to the colors as I did 'em.

You can find the web comic at!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Kim's Story (Page Two) Online

As you know, I've done the colors for "Kim's Story," a webcomic based on the pages of the graphic novel "Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa - Defiance." Be sure to visit the site and see page two! (Page one should appear first, then scroll down).

I've also written a book review of Lee Nordling's "Your Career in the Comics." It can be found at the Mid-South Cartoonists Association website here.

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Demon of a Film, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY Pays Off

Everyone knows that I am a paranormal researcher and have had experiences (which you can read about here), that I am a huge Ghostbusters fan, and that ‘I ain’t afraid o’ no ghost.’ For years, I’ve wished for a movie that plays on your psyche rather than works on trying to scare you with blood and gore like Freddy Kruger and his ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ or Jason Voorhees on ‘Friday the 13th,’ or even Halloween with Mike Myers. I’ve always wished for something that, when you watch it, you keep in the back of your mind as you walk down your dark hall at night thinking, “That could happen, it could happen to me, and it could happen in this dark hall.” There isn’t ever a movie that really makes me go “Wha’th’?!”

Paranormal Activity did.

While I’m not having nightmares or scared in my halls, the film was shot in a way that you think it’s an actual documentary and you WILL BE surprised by what goes on in the movie. Someone did their research on ghosts and demons, and I can’t really tell more about the movie without giving away the things that will shock you.

I will suggest that you see the movie trailer here.


While we're on the subject of demons, I'm happy to say that the demon, Willie Herenton, is no
longer mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, but our new Memphis City Mayor, A. C. Wharton, has taken the helm! I've been a supporter of his since forever.
He's kind, polite, intelligent, sensible, and classy! Herenton was NEVER any of that, having threatened to meet a news reporter outside to fight once (the only class that equals is low class--right along side of redneck). I really look forward to the years ahead with A. C. Wharton and wish him much success. Memphis is finally moving in a right direction.

Here, you see Muley and, at the time Shelby County Mayor, A. C. Wharton at a Ronald McDonald House event near Cooper/Young Historic Intersection in Memphis, TN.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Kev is Charlie Brown? Your Vote Counts!

Mark your calendar and come back to for these key contest events:

- View entries and/or submit your own: 9/21 – 11/3

- Vote for your favorite finalists (and recruit friends to do the same!): 11/11 – 12/4

- View the winners: on or around 12/5

Photo of Lin and I at the MSCA Tribute to Sparky art show in 2002.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Jetta: Kim's Story (from Defiance)

There is a new web story starting up this Friday at This one is called Kim’s Story! If you picked up our graphic novel, Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa-Defiance, then you will notice that Kim’s Story fits right in the middle of that book. Hope you guys check it out!!

Synopsis:Kim, the young leader of the Toshigawa ninja clan, is on a secret recon mission in the heart of new Tokyo. His back-up is a young group of ninja excited to begin their first mission. However, can the inexperienced group of warriors make it back from this mission alive when they encounter the demon army of the Knave?

Written by Janet Wade and illustrated by Sean Izaakse with colors by Kevin Williams.

For those of you who don’t know, this is a free web story that will be running at Each Friday, we will post a new page of this exciting story. Each page is illustrated and written by guest artist and ties in with the main Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa graphic novel series.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Some Updates

Hi, everyone,

I have a few new updates now that the MSCA Art Show has been completed. I hope to have photos online soon of the works I had in the "Nightmare on Broad Avenue" show as well as one in a small office at West Memorials up the road.

One of the most popular pieces I had was a portrait of Cookie Monster. Click on his name to see progression photos of the completion of that painting (if the images don't open fully, you can double-click on the image and it will).

One of the other items I had in the show was something I've wanted to make since childhood: The Pink Panther Diamond. It is based on the 1960's version in the Peter Sellers' film.

I had a nice friend e-mail me for an update about my poison ivy and to check on me about my grandfather (his birthday was observed yesterday, Oct. 8). I have posted information about the poison ivy in the Muley Forums.

In the meantime:

Happy Birthday, Papa Roy.