Hello, my name is Michael Dean. I have a webcomic called "The Outworlder." ( ) It was originally supposed to be a comic book with characters a buddy and I created back in 1992. I wrote/illustrated the origin story in 1998, but couldn't afford to have it printed (POD was unknown to me at the time). A few years ago I decided to put it online just so I could have it out there somewhere.

A couple years ago I became fascinated with all the public domain comic characters out there and found "open source" character Jenny Everywhere. I decided to make my characters similarly available for anyone to use. I figured, I'm not looking to get rich off of anything, I'd just like to see the characters get used. To date I have still only completed the origin story, but I have the beginning of a second story up there as well. I hit a bad case of writer's block. Next time I'll get the story all planned before I start drawing.

My new goal, though, is to re-edit and re-illustrate the origin and try POD publishing. This is mostly for my 7 year old son, who keeps telling me I should make my own comic book to sell. If I can produce at least one "real comic book" for him to have a copy of, I'll be happy.


It's nice to find a community of Christian comic professionals/fans.  The Lord has done much for my family and I, and it's good to know there are others out there in and around the industry who share those beliefs and values.  I am a fan of Dynamite's Lone Ranger series and have been very impressed with Sergio Cariello.  He seems to always be sure and mention his faith in every interview I've read with him.  While I'll never be at the level he is, I would hope to present myself and my faith as well as he has, no matter what I'm doing.

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  • sounds like a good idea- there are tons of POD services!
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