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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam graphic novel

Hey guys, I know it is a little late but here is some news regarding my work.  DC Comics
has included my first Billy Batson story in the new Mike Kunkel and Art Baltazar graphic novel , Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! with inks by Ken Branch. 
The available copies on Amazon are very inexpensive, so take a look-see!
Also, sorry to be away for such a long time but I have been involved in a fun project that I will share with you in the coming months.  Stay tooned to

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Support boys who love comic books at the Boys Rule Boys Read Blog and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library System

3–Day Sale of original art at , in support of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library System and elementary school-age boys who love to read comic books. Asking for your help with this worthwhile cause.  
 This is unusual for me as an artist ……selling my original comic book pages from the DC Comics Billy Batson & the Magic of Shazam series, hard for any artist really, but I was moved by the critical funding issues of the the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library System    which in turn affects the library’s unique, Boys Rule Boys Read Blog ,  created for elementary school-age boys to encourage reading; a place for boys to find terrific books and tell other boys about great reading. Because of the boys’ enthusiasm for the Billy Batson stories (a boy’s positive superhero image and exceptional relationship with his superhero sister), I felt this was a great cause to support. Hey, remember how good it felt to read comic books when you were a kid??”

“So….I am selling about 70 pieces of original, signed comic book pages and personally donating a portion of my proceeds (40%) to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library System and as the donator, I will retain the tax deduction rights. I am also donating FREE SHIPPING & HANDLING, USA for each purchase at no cost to you!

The 3-day sale starts on FRIDAY, June 25, 2010 at 6am Eastern Standard Time and ends MONDAY, June 28, 2010 at 10pm Eastern Standard Time. BUY NOW THROUGH PAYPAL! OR ORDER BY PHONE (818-749-8536) THIS IS FASTER AND WILL ALLOW ME TO HELP THE LIBRARY’S IMMEDIATE FUNDING GAP. I CAN ALSO ACCEPT CHECKS BY PHONE.

If you would like a personal greeting on the comics page, call and let me know!

For more information on Byron Vaughns:
The Boys Rule Boys Read Blog, created by the library staffers, Carl Schwanke, Bill Corder & Zack Moore have been avid supporters of the Billy Batson & the Magic of Shazam series (especially Bill Corder)

For more information about the Boys Rule Boys Read Blog, contact Carl Schwanke at (704) 416-4630. Additional contact, Jason Hyatt (Children’s Services Manager) . Also check out a new boy’s blog by Carl Schwanke, Bill Corder & Zack Moore!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Hi Guys,
It’s me again after all this time. Sorry about the wait, but I have been quite busy. As everyone knows by now, I am no longer the artist for the next story arc of BB&MS. I was well aware after I was hired last April 2009 as a replacement for Mike Kunkel that the selection of a new artist was in the making and so it has come to be. Come on guys, this story arc started with Kunkel, then DeStefano and then me; there is a pattern here. What was a surprise, was the naming of the new artist, Mike Norton (that slipped right past me.). I missed that because I was too busy finishing up the last two issues (#11 & #12). I offer him sincere congratulations and wish him well. I look forward to the many changes I expect to see as BB&MS continues to grow. I thank Dan Di Dio for having given me such a golden opportunity. Working with the whole team was a pleasure. BB&MS was a great ride in spite of the bumps along the way. We rode it together and began to like each other along the way. Thanks to the fans and reviewers who liked my cartoony style (and the many little kids) including those who noticed and appreciated the changes in the characters in issues #11 and #12. I will continue to blog about Billy Batson for those who are still interested in the backstory of my experience with BBMS; there are many fascination details I would like to share with you regarding my time with BB&MS. As I stated earlier, I have been quite busy and it has been back to animation for me; however, because of my love for comics, I have decided to create my own web comic. So please continue to visit my blog at and be on the lookout for the link to my new webcomic, Paxton Knight that will be coming soon. SHAZAM!