Oliver's Travels

the development of a new world



Blue Collar Comics is the start of something we hope will be great.

It is a company formed by a three guys that just happen to all be related. My dad David Coon, my brother James Coon and myself have started this adventure as a means for us follow a life long passion for comics, art and storytelling. Hopefully we will be able to add something wonderful back into the world. Each of us has had success in other areas of art and business and now we are looking to combine our experience and energy and create something that is our own. We have all worked for the “man” and though we have had some great experiences, worked with some great people, and learned a lot, at the end of the day it still feels like building someone else’s house.

Between the three of us we have a lot of great ideas for both traditional print comics and all digital stories. We believe in our ideas and ourselves and will work very hard to get these stories out for there to be read. As the name implies we know when to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty.

Our First Book is called Adventures in OtherLand (tentative title). It is the story of a boy and his dog lost in a fantasy world and desperately searching for a way home. On their journey they will meet eccentric characters, strange creatures and face mortal peril.

My name is Joshua Coon and I am a web designer and internet marketing specialist in the sporting goods industry and currently teaching drawing at Finger Lakes Community College.  My background is in traditional illustration and computer graphics design. I am the creator, writer and penciler of Otherland.

Leah Coon is my wife and is a fantastically talented artist in her own right. She is a traditionally trained artist who has gone on to teach high school and impart her love  for the arts onto the next generation of creative minds. She is is a fantastic water color painter and will be providing the fully painted interiors to Otherland.

Thank you so much for your interest in our comics and this blog and please keep checking back for new art and news about our comics as things develop.

Joshua Coon

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