My friend Roberto Macedo Alves, from Portugal, wrote this spectacular article about Frozen Light Comics in a local paper (translated from the original Portuguese):
The world of comics does not limit itself to the pages of the paper editions. Digital publishing has opened new doors for new authors to share their creations with the world, free from editorial restrictions associated to big companies like Marvel and DC Comics. With all recent technological innovations, authors can sell digital works using specific platforms for comics, or distribute freely their creations using "webcomics" and reach a wide number of readers. One of the authors that embraced this wave of technological innovation was André St. Amour, from Canada, that created his own company, called "Frozen Light Comics", to be able to fulfill his vision of having all-ages comics with canadian heroes. His first experience was made using a "print on demand" service and his creation was considered one of the best all-ages comics in the year 2012. In the summer of this year, a new project from "Frozen Light Comics", the comic "NORTHERN ADVENTURE QUARTERLY #1" will reach comic book retailers, in a edition that will signal a new stage for this creator, that worked in the field of animated cartoons for 25 years before becoming a full-time comic book illustrator and editor. To the readers who want to know the creations of this independent author, don't need to wait until summer 2014, because André St. Amour has been creating a series of free webcomics in the blog:http://flcwebcomics.blogspot.com/, updated twice a week. In this webcomic you can read several complete adventures, with original characters and different graphic styles. Right now you can read the adventures of KITTY KAT, an astonishingly beautiful work in white, red and black colors, very expressive and geometrical, that makes us remember some of the police novels from the 30s. This is a webcomic recommended to those who enjoy experimental and independent comics, a set of fun adventures destined to readers of all ages!
is now available as a digital download comic at drivethrucomics.com!
FROZEN LIGHT COMICS proudly presents:
An all-new, fun-filled, action-packed, all-ages, super-hero action-adventure 4 issue mini-series.
Think of the Golden Age, Silver Age and Bronze Age of comics, with an animation art style and you get Frozen Light Comics' Northern Adventure Quarterly!
NORTHERN ADVENTURE QUARTERLY #1
Created, written & Illustrated by Andre St-Amour
Nicky Wolf, a.k.a. THE GUARD, is new at the whole super-hero thing, but already a great enemy secretly plots to destroy the young hero in the first of four issues that will set up the hero's world and reveal his secret origin. BONUS #1 - ZODIAC - 12 heroes in 1 - in a 6 page action-packed back-up story! BONUS #2 - Full-page pin-up of The Guard.
As some of you probably know, I write, draw and produce my own comic-books. All-ages comic-books. Like the ones I read when I was a kid.
Last summer (summer 2012) I had a bunch of my very first comic printed (via print-on-demand printers Ka-Blam.com) to see if there was any interest in these types of comics, since the big comics companies have stopped producing all-ages comics long ago. I sent out some digital copies to a few comic-book news and review websites and blogs, and gave a few to neighborhood kids via their parents.
A short while later, positive reviews about my comics started to appear on the comics news & review websites. (Thank you very much) This made me happy, to say the least. My first comic, NORTHERN ADVENTURE QUARTERLY #1, even got chosen as BEST ALL-AGES COMIC OF 2012! (Thanks Dustin at comicbastards.com) Needless to say, I was over the moon with THAT feather in the cap of my own, first all-ages comic-book.
As great and awesome as all the positive reviews are, I must admit, there is something that makes me feel even better about producing my own all-ages comics. No, it's NOT fame or fortune. My comics haven't even been printed or been made available in comics shops yet and very few people know who I am or what I do. That's right. I'm neither rich or famous.
When the neighborhood kids run up to me, all excited, to ask when the next issue is coming out isn't it either. But that does make me feel great too!
When the parents tell me how often their kids beg them read the comics with them and that the parents now enjoy reading comics too. This makes me feel great too. But that isn't it either.
What makes me feel SUPER-AWESOME is when those same kids' parents walk up to me to say their child (boy or girl) can't wait to graduate kindergarten and start grade one, so they can learn to read and write so they can read my comics, as often as they want, all on their own! THAT is the best news ever!
Imagine that. Comics that entertain parents and children alike; Comics that inspire kids to want to go to school and learn. THAT is what makes producing my own all-ages comic-books such a joy to do!
WOW! I never thought making comics would be this gratifying!
As always, have fun and... Dream BIG!
Frozen Light Comics will be available in your local comics shop SPRING-SUMMER 2014. Mark your calendars!!