Tag Archives: James Kochalka

Tails Of Sparky #1

  Sparky, the lovable half-angel, half-devil mascot of Awakening Comics, made his debut in the small press mini-comic AWAKENING COMICS 2000. The comic was a template for future Sparky books; it featured Sparky jam comics with several independent small press … Continue reading

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The Origin Of Sparky

Awakening Home Steve Peters is no stranger to jam comics.  He began jamming with his friends as soon as he was old enough to hold a pencil, and both his self-published, Xeric Award-winning series, Awakening Comics, and his Slave Labor … Continue reading

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Chemistry

Chemistry is a 32-page B&W comic book, the winner of the 2006 Gene Day Memorial Prize.  It is a fully self-contained story.  A CD soundtrack of 7 original songs, about 58 minutes in length complements the comic. Creator Steve Peters … Continue reading

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Runner’s Paradox

WHAT IS RUNNER’S PARADOX? Creator Steve Peters explains: “Runner’s Paradox was a 24-Hour comic, started at my brother Jeff’s comic book shop, Commuter Comics, in South Orange, New Jersey.  In the terminology of 24-hour comics aficionados, it was a “noble … Continue reading

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Everwinds #4

The Everwinds guardians are confronted by three bloodthirsty amazonian  warriors who are out to kick some butt. One of the lads will fall in love…the others just fall. Diana, the orange-colored robotic-looking character on the cover, is an homage to … Continue reading

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Awakening Comics #2

Awakening Comics #2 is 48-pages,  cover price $3.50, and was published by  Steve Peters.  It came out in 1997. This comic features two jam pages with Dave Sim featuring Cerebus the Aardvark.  Dave’s collaborator Gerhard contributed to them, too; just … Continue reading

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Awakening Comics #1

It’s 48-pages, B&W with a cover price of $3.50, and was published by me, Steve Peters. Winner of a 1996 Xeric Grant, it’s six tales of cosmic adventure served with a  smile. A hindu dies and experiences the afterworld mythologies … Continue reading

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