We are proud to announce that we are now officially releasing all 16 covers (1 main cover and 15 variant covers) of Focus Comic for online purchase.
This is variant cover C featuring Focus, an autistic hero. Line art and inks by Tabidi Elkhalil who is one of Focus interns with autism. He initially worked on a 4 panel story on the community page before Yvonne Wan and Douglas Hebert decided to promote him to work on the main comic. The comic comprises of art work by a community of artists and colorists. Tabidi is 22 years of age and loves to draw. Focus is seen here wearing a light bending suit which resembles a disco ball with cubist contours. The light bending suit manipulates light in many ways. Focus is completely human underneath and posses the power of precognition which is tied to his autism. Focus has an inbuilt visor which provides him with data. He is able to focus in on the data and calculate probabilities in his mind effectively due to his autism. Subsequently, the power of foresight gives him the ability to prevent bad things from happening as a hero.
In this picture, you can see the reflection of a red zombie charging towards Focus as he activates a special mode in his suit. A spectrum of light beams off his suit to confuse others. There is a mysterious wall with battered tiles behind him. The scene is in part, tied to traditional Chinese mythology with a fascinating twist of fantasy and horror to the story. Tabidi did a wonderful job with the line art and we are all very proud of him becoming one of the worlds first autistic comic book artists to work on a first issue and get 3 variant covers for the same title. We thank social cultural anthropologist Yvonne Wan and daily internship coach Douglas Hebert (certified art teacher) for coaching Tabidi daily to fulfill his creative potential. We also thank Office Depot for sponsoring the daily internship program and for helping Tabidi fulfill his dream of becoming one of the worlds first comic book artists who has autism. We also thank Kevin De Castro for bringing Tabidi’s art to life with vivid glowing colors and special effects. Kevin enjoyed working on this cover for Tabidi. This is perhaps one of the most popular covers out of the three that Tabidi has drawn.
Contributing Artists: Yvonne Wan; Douglas Hebert, Tabidi Elkhalil; Francisco Rodriguez, Jenn Corella.
Contributing Colorists: Paul Mounts, Luis Guerrero, Jim Boswell; Ashler Bate; Sarah Christina, Kevin De Castro, Steve Canon and Ilaria Mercoledi Castagna.
Interns with Autism: Tabidi Elkhalil and Malekith George.
We thank everyone for their support.
The comics are printed on 100lb card stock by Office Depot, who are our official sponsors of our internship program. The book is comprised of an entire story plus a community page section.
Please order your Focus comic book today!