On Friday 24th January 2020, Focus celebrated the publication of art by our interns with autism in association with the International issue of Focus in Chinese, and special trading card set. The event took place at Desert Dragon Pottery art Studio in Phoenix.
Focus comic is available in English, French and Chinese.
Yvonne Wan, the Creator, Author and artist of Focus, was excited to show off the main cover of Focus featuring a picture of Focus (one of the world’s first autistic super heroes) without his mask on. This picture shows Focus as a human being. Legendary Paul Mounts, the Spiderman colorist colored the cover.
Yvonne was also excited to show case a new variant cover for the French issue featuring art by Zoe Marie, who is 7 years old, non verbal and autistic.
Our Comic intern for the Chinese issue (Jett who is 9 years old) was excited to see his art work printed on a variant cover. Jett loves Focus, as he identifies with Focus the autistic super hero. Yvonne Wan and Douglas Hebert coached Jett as part of the art internship program. Douglas Hebert inked Jetts art and Legendary Paul Mounts known for working on Spiderman colored it. Jett also drew a 4 panel comic strip on the community page on the back of the comic. Yvonne Wan inked and colored Jetts art on the community page. Jett was also excited to see his art on a trading card.
Trading card interns Charlie Machinot, Blaze Fernandez and Michael Guardado also celebrated the publication of their art that day with the release of Focus trading cards featuring their art. Yvonne and Doug provided the coaching. Yvonne also inked and colored the kids art digitally.
Here is a highlights film of the special event.
The kids were excited to show case their art and talent to the general public and sign autographs.
The event was a huge success thanks to the community who came out to champion autistic talent in Phoenix.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support kids with their art, and for supporting the social initiative.
Please purchase a copy of Focus and Focus trading cards in support of autistic talent, autism awareness and the arts.
All proceeds to towards the Focus project, which is part of a humanitarian project that removes the stigma associated with autism, champion autistic talent, entertains readers and supports the arts.
Please help our social initiative in any way you can.