Pj Perez Ed HawkinsAs do many young lads, my only real ambition prior to high school was to be a comic book artist. As my Homemade Comics blog attests, I spent a lot of time practicing the art of sequential storytelling, even if all I thought I was doing at the time was aping the stuff I devoured on a weekly basis from my local newsstand. After a premature rejection letter from Marvel Comics at age 13 and exposure to the more appealing pursuits of girls and rock ‘n’ roll, I left behind comics. But they never left me. Since 2009, when I launched a webcomic called The Utopian, I’ve been writing and drawing comics in a variety of venues, and also run a boutique comic book publishing and printing company called Pop! Goes the Icon.

I’ve also combined my journalistic skills with my artistic ones to produce comic-style illustrations for several publications including VEGAS SEVEN and Insomniac.


  • The Utopian Foundation (webcomic) – 2012-present
  • Sequential Madness (webcomic) – 2011-present
  • Lust to Dust: “The Dazzling Debut of M.A.D.A.M.” – 2012
  • The Best of Omega Comics Presents, Vol. 1: “Omega” – 2011
  • Tales from Fremont Street: “Coda” – 2011
  • Omega Comics Presents: “Omega” (serial) – 2010-2011
  • Tales from the Boneyard: “No Place Like Home” – 2010
  • The Utopian, Vol. 1 (trade paperback) – 2010
  • The Utopian (webcomic) – 2009-2010
  • The Utopian (limited series) – 2009-2010

Public Appearances

  • “Just What Does a Comic Book Editor Do?” workshop – Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival, 2015
  • “How to Become a Professional Geek” panel – Henderson Libraries Mini-Con, 2015
  • Calling All Aspiring Writers” panel – Wizard World Las Vegas Comic Con, 2015
  • “The Female Superhero” panel – Wizard World Las Vegas Comic Con, 2015
  • “Self-Publishing” panel – Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival, 2010

Hey! Wanna book me as a guest at your convention or festival? I’m pretty good at talking about writing, illustration, editing, publishing or production. Drop me a line.

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