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Meet AMA-CON 2016 Artist Roman Morales of Third Empire Studios

Roman Morales headshot

An Artist’s Portrait of Himself:

I was born a poor, caramel-skinned child in Riverside, California, 50 years ago.  I grew up in the age of a newborn Marvel Comics and had several friends who were totally into the Golden Age of Comics. I was a fan of the Incredible Hulk (surprise!).

I loved comics, and as I grew up, attempted to draw them (characters and all) but had a rough start.  My father was a hard working man and when I told him I wanted to be an artist, he said: “That is not a job, you are dreaming; a real job is working hard with your hands”. Well, it didn’t keep me from trying.

After my service in the United States Marine Corps, I was convinced to attend my first comic con in 1991, San Diego Con.  I walked in all cocky, but was soon humbled by editors, publishers, and writers who showed me I had much to learn.  After licking my wounds, I got my first (unpaid) job in comics with Greater Mercury Comics.  I did a couple of books with them, moving on to a new and exciting company just forming called Chaos Comics where I was teamed up with writer and creator Brian Pulido who got me started with a book called The Lynch Mob – a 4 issue mini-series that did pretty well at the beginning.  I did some Lady Death and Evil Ernie cards for Chaos 24 and then moved on to do a few more books with Bishop Press and Comico (I didn’t get paid by them either). 

I continued to work towards the dream and reality of wanting to be a comic book artist, and got somehow turned onto an editor for Marvel’s Special Projects department named Glenn Herdling, who gave me an opportunity to do a mini 16-page X-Men comic book for a Hardee’s Kids meal (issue #4 “The Time Gliders”). 

Near the end of my 15-year-career in law enforcement, I met a talented, up-and-coming artist by the name of Greg Harms.  He and I teamed up and did 4 books for Blue Water productions entitled The Tenth Muse and after working on some personal properties that now go under the studio of Third Empire, Greg and I have some cool books Modus Operandi (Greg’s creation) along with starting back up the Lynch Mob (picking up from issue 4) Issues 5, 6, are done and the series will be ongoing,   We also have several coming up, such as The MidKnights, Control Syndicate, and more.

Come visit our website at www.thirdempirestudios.weebly.com, like Third Empire Studios on Facebook, and visit with us at AMA-Con 2015.  I’ll tell you all about my and being a cast member on a Reality TV show (#1 for 3 seasons).

Now, ONWARD!

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Meet AMA-CON 2016 Artist Kristi Harms of Third Empire Studios

kristi harms

 

Kristi Harms is creator and author of Modus Operandi #1, her children’s book Lola and Bernice #1 and is currently working on issue #2 of Lola and BerniceModus Operandi and Lola and Bernice are published by Third Empire Studio, drawn by Roman Morales III, and inked and colored by husband Greg Harms, with letters by Keith Braun. Kristi also does Steampunk jewelry and craftwork. She will have Lola and Bernice #1 and her jewelry at the show!

https://www.facebook.com/LolaAndBernice

https://www.facebook.com/kristi.c.harms?fref=ts

 

lola and bernice

Meet AMA-CON 2016 Artist Greg Harms of Third Empire Studios

Greg Harms

Greg Harms started working in comics as a penciler, inker, colorist and designer in the early 90’s on his creator-owned, self-published books. Since then he has worked as a graphic artist for Hastings, Ent., done freelance graphic design work, been an advertising sales representative, worked as an editor for local newspapers, and owned and operated his own tourism paper.

Greg joined Roman Morales III as a partner in Third Empire Studio in 2006. Together, they have produced work for major companies, as well as many self-published and indie publishers. Greg has worked for Bluewater Productions on a 4-issue miniseries on 10th Muse 800 as an inker over Roman Morales III pencils. He has worked for Arcana as an inker on the Kord and Harley trade paperback, as well as BigDog Ink’s Pinpoint miniseries. Greg has worked with Plan B Comics inking over Roman Morales III on the Deadzone title. Greg has also joined indie publishers CCP (Station 39 and Father Faust #1-#3) and Luke Donkersloot’s 7th Wave Comics (Undertow #1-#4 on-going title) to ink and/or color their titles and some graphic design work.

Third Empire Studio is publishing Roman Morales III’s titles Lynch Mob #5, 6+ (issue #1-4 formerly published by Chaos Comics in the mid ’90’s), MidKnights #1-#4, Modus Operandi and Lola and Bernice (a children’s book) both by Kristi Harms, and his own Parlay, Casting Lots, and Control Syndicate.  Third Empire is also producing trading cards for the hit TV show “Fugitivos de la Ley” on Mun2, as well as a spin-off comic called Repoman from the TV show “Operation Repo”. Both “Operation Repo” and “Fugitivos de la Ley” are produced by Lou Pizzaro.

Greg and his wife, Kristi, are also opening a studio/gallery in an antique shop in Borger, Texas. Greg will be showing his acrylic, and oil paintings, sculptures, and pencil and ink work. The gallery will also host a revolving venue of artist. The g.harms gallery will show everything from comic art, fine art, and graffiti art to Steampunk costume wear. Kristi will also be showing her jewelry and photographs.

website: http://gharms.weebly.com/index.html

twitter: https://twitter.com/ghosthillgh

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gharms

Facebook gallery page: https://www.facebook.com/gharmsart

Meet AMA-Con Artist Greg Harms of Third Empire Studios

Dead Zone Rage Machine - Greg Harms and Roman Morales

Greg Harms began self-publishing comics in the late eighties (titles such as: The Agenda, Kangaroo Court, SEAL, and more) and since then has owned, edited, illustrated, published, and sold anything that could be put on paper (including owning and operating a tourism paper, editing a local paper and working as a graphic designer at Hastings Entertainment). In 2006, Greg joined Third Empire Studios with Roman Morales, III to work on properties such as Lynch Mob (originally published in the 90’s from Chaos Comics), MidKnights, and a bazillion dinosaurs that Roman can’t stop drawing. The artist/inker/colorist team has worked together on 10th Muse 800 from Bluewater Productions and Kord and Harley from Arcana Comics. Greg also inked Jonathan Rector’s (JAR) pages for Kord and Harley from Arcana.

Roman and Greg have also done numerous pinups (including several inks that Greg has done with the Capstone Comics (CCP) crew and pinups in the Atland comic by Nate Piekos) and numerous trading cards. He is currently working on his creator-owned titles Parlay, Casting Lots, Alien Skies, and Control Syndicate, as well as an anthology for 7th Wave Comics called Undertow and Station 39 with CCP over Matt Campbell’s pencils. Greg, along with writer Kristi Harms, over the pencils of Roman Morales, III, published issue #1 of a steampunk detective comic called Modus Operandi and a children’s book called Lola and Bernice. Lola and Bernice #1 was published in 2013 and issue #2 will be done in 2015. Greg also sculpts, does watercolors, digitally colors and oil/acrylic paints. Greg lives in the Texas panhandle with his wife, Kristi and 2 children, Sarah and Nathan. He can be reached at ghosthillgh@yahoo.com and his work can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/gharms.

 

Self-published work include:1988-2015; The Agenda, Kangaroo Court, SEAL, Alien Skies, Control Syndicate, Lynch Mob, MidKnights, Parlay, Casting Lots, Modus Operandi, Lola and Bernice, and Bok-Lok the Bad.

Published work includes:

  • Atland # 6 by Nate Piekos from Blambot, Pinup inks and colors, 2007.
  • Reeper+Destroyer from Vengeance Studio, cover/pinup Inks, sequential colors, graphic and logo design, 2007.
  • Atland # 8 by Nate Piekos from Blambot, Pinup inks and colors, 2008.
  • Hellgirl Sketchbook from Blueline/Sketch Magazine, pinup inks, 2008.
  • Johnny Saturn Pinup Gallery from Story Studios, pinup inks, 2008.
  • 10th Muse 800 issues 800-803 from Bluewater Productions, sequential inks, 2009.
  • One Way Trip from Capstone Comics Publishing, cover inks, 2010.
  • Pinpoint #1 from Big Dog Ink, fill-in inks pgs 20-25, 2010.
  • Pinpoint #3 from Big Dog Ink, cover inks, 2010.
  • Undertow #1-#5 from 7th Wave Comics, cover colors, back cover inks and colors, sequential story and logo/graphic design, 2010-2015.
  • Freshmen Orientation college textbook from Robot Cowboy Studios, sequential inks issue #2-#5, 2010.
  • Kord and Harley #3-#4 and BRN from Arcana Comics, cover (#3-#6) and sequential inks, TBA.
  • Bad Moon from Markosia Enterprises, sequential inks, TBA.
  • Father Faust #1-#3 from CCP, sequential inks, 2014-2015.
  • Repoman from EGA Productions, graphic design, inks,and colors.  2014.
  • Rooferman from EGA Productions, graphic design, inks,and colors.  2015.
  • Miscellaneous work in the movie and music industries (comic book art as props, and CD covers.) 2009-2010.

Meet AMA-Con 2015 Artist Roman Morales of Third Empire Studios

Roman Morales headshot

An Artist’s Portrait of Himself:

I was born a poor, caramel-skinned child in Riverside, California, 50 years ago.  I grew up in the age of a newborn Marvel Comics and had several friends who were totally into the Golden Age of Comics. I was a fan of the Incredible Hulk (surprise!).

I loved comics, and as I grew up, attempted to draw them (characters and all) but had a rough start.  My father was a hard working man and when I told him I wanted to be an artist, he said: “That is not a job, you are dreaming; a real job is working hard with your hands”. Well, it didn’t keep me from trying.

After my service in the United States Marine Corps, I was convinced to attend my first comic con in 1991, San Diego Con.  I walked in all cocky, but was soon humbled by editors, publishers, and writers who showed me I had much to learn.  After licking my wounds, I got my first (unpaid) job in comics with Greater Mercury Comics.  I did a couple of books with them, moving on to a new and exciting company just forming called Chaos Comics where I was teamed up with writer and creator Brian Pulido who got me started with a book called The Lynch Mob – a 4 issue mini-series that did pretty well at the beginning.  I did some Lady Death and Evil Ernie cards for Chaos 24 and then moved on to do a few more books with Bishop Press and Comico (I didn’t get paid by them either). 

I continued to work towards the dream and reality of wanting to be a comic book artist, and got somehow turned onto an editor for Marvel’s Special Projects department named Glenn Herdling, who gave me an opportunity to do a mini 16-page X-Men comic book for a Hardee’s Kids meal (issue #4 “The Time Gliders”). 

Near the end of my 15-year-career in law enforcement, I met a talented, up-and-coming artist by the name of Greg Harms.  He and I teamed up and did 4 books for Blue Water productions entitled The Tenth Muse and after working on some personal properties that now go under the studio of Third Empire, Greg and I have some cool books Modus Operandi (Greg’s creation) along with starting back up the Lynch Mob (picking up from issue 4) Issues 5, 6, are done and the series will be ongoing,   We also have several coming up, such as The MidKnights, Control Syndicate, and more.

Come visit our website at www.thirdempirestudios.weebly.com, like Third Empire Studios on Facebook, and visit with us at AMA-Con 2015.  I’ll tell you all about my and being a cast member on a Reality TV show (#1 for 3 seasons).

Now, ONWARD!

 

 

 

Lynch Mob - Greg Harms and Roman Morales

Comic Cover - Greg Harms and Roman Morales

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Author and Vendor Kristi Harms

kristi harms

Kristi Harms is creator and author of Modus Operandi #1, her children’s book Lola and Bernice #1 and is currently working on issue #2 of Lola and Bernice. Modus Operandi and Lola and Bernice are published by Third Empire Studio, drawn by Roman Morales III, and inked and colored by husband Greg Harms, with letters by Keith Braun. Kristi also does Steampunk jewelry and craftwork. She will have Lola and Bernice #1 and her jewelry at the show!

https://www.facebook.com/LolaAndBernice

https://www.facebook.com/kristi.c.harms?fref=ts

lola and bernice

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist Greg Harms of Third Empire Studios

Greg Harms

Greg Harms started working in comics as a penciler, inker, colorist and designer in the early 90’s on his creator-owned, self-published books. Since then he has worked as a graphic artist for Hastings, Ent., done freelance graphic design work, been an advertising sales representative, worked as an editor for local newspapers, and owned and operated his own tourism paper.

Greg joined Roman Morales III as a partner in Third Empire Studio in 2006. Together, they have produced work for major companies, as well as many self-published and indie publishers. Greg has worked for Bluewater Productions on a 4-issue miniseries on 10th Muse 800 as an inker over Roman Morales III pencils. He has worked for Arcana as an inker on the Kord and Harley trade paperback, as well as BigDog Ink’s Pinpoint miniseries. Greg has worked with Plan B Comics inking over Roman Morales III on the Deadzone title. Greg has also joined indie publishers CCP (Station 39 and Father Faust #1-#3) and Luke Donkersloot’s 7th Wave Comics (Undertow #1-#4 on-going title) to ink and/or color their titles and some graphic design work.

Third Empire Studio is publishing Roman Morales III’s titles Lynch Mob #5, 6+ (issue #1-4 formerly published by Chaos Comics in the mid ’90’s), MidKnights #1-#4, Modus Operandi and Lola and Bernice (a children’s book) both by Kristi Harms, and his own Parlay, Casting Lots, and Control Syndicate.  Third Empire is also producing trading cards for the hit TV show “Fugitivos de la Ley” on Mun2, as well as a spin-off comic called Repoman from the TV show “Operation Repo”. Both “Operation Repo” and “Fugitivos de la Ley” are produced by Lou Pizzaro.

Greg and his wife, Kristi, are also opening a studio/gallery in an antique shop in Borger, Texas. Greg will be showing his acrylic, and oil paintings, sculptures, and pencil and ink work. The gallery will also host a revolving venue of artist. The g.harms gallery will show everything from comic art, fine art, and graffiti art to Steampunk costume wear. Kristi will also be showing her jewelry and photographs.

website: http://gharms.weebly.com/index.html

twitter: https://twitter.com/ghosthillgh

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gharms

Facebook gallery page: https://www.facebook.com/gharmsart

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