Project Doodie Fundraiser

Posted on May 2, 2011 (Da Craze)

Everyone has a dream and my dream is to do with Doodie what Charles Schultz has done with Peanuts. How can I do this on my salary? I can’t! So I am holding a fundraiser to collect enough money to produce a 10 minute pilot. So here is my pitch video to start it off. It will be posted on indieGoGo as well.

 
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Live interview of creator Samuel Vera at the Kids Comic Con 2011

Posted on April 24, 2011 (Da Craze)

Here is a video clip from the Kids Comic Con with a brief interview of Samuel Vera

Samuel Vera interviewed at Kids Comic Con

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Creator Samuel Vera interviewed at Kids Comic Con 2011

Posted on April 17, 2011 (Da Craze)

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Creator Samuel Vera interviewed at Kids Comic Con

Creator Samuel Vera interviewed at 5th Annual Kids Comic Con

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While at the 5th Annual Kids Comic Con at the Bronx Community College, Creator Samuel Vera provided media with interviews and fans with new titles and art.

Doodie’s Adventures Part 2 debut at Kids Comic Con

Posted on April 11, 2011 (Da Craze)

Here is a sneak peak of the cover jacket for the 2nd edition of Doodie’s Adventures to Debut at the Kids Comic Con April 16th. www.kidscomiccon.com

Doodie's Adventures Part 2

Meet Samuel Vera at the Kids Comic Con April 16th

Posted on March 20, 2011 (Da Craze)

Samuel Vera will be on hand signing copies of his newest children’s book Doodie’s Adventures Pt2 and his first coloring book There’s an Alien in my Toilet. visit www.kidscomiccon.com for time and location.

Meet Samuel Vera at the Kids Comic Con April 16th

There’s an Alien in my Toilet Coloring book

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Samuel Vera is ready to debut his first in a series of Coloring books based on Brand Doodie, the main Character of There’s an Alien in my Toilet. Fans can get copies of the Kids Comic Con April 16th as Samuel Vera will be on hand signing copies of his children’s book series.

There's an Alien in my Toilet Coloring book

Doodies Adventures, Vol 1, Diabolical Egomaniac Overlord Nemesis (Ages 6-10)

Posted on February 21, 2010 (Da Craze)

+ + + Doodies Adventures, Vol 1, Diabolical Egomaniac Overlord Nemesis
Author/illustrator:  Samuel Vera
Publisher:  Crazee Comics, December 2008
Ages: 6-10

http://www.crazeecomics.com

Book review by Lisa Barker, http://www.biblioreads.com

Doodie's Adventures by Creator Samuel Vera © 2010

Book description: Every day, young Doodarius must deal with a school bully.  He decides the only way to stop this “Diabolical Egomaniac Nemesis Pooh-Pooh” is to call on Super Doodie.  But wait, is he really a super hero?

Book review: Hilarious!  Get back at bullies by escaping into Doodie’s world of adventure and bathroom humor where Doodie is a kickin’ superhero.

Here’s the breakdown:

Characters: Laugh-out-loud funny.  Kids will easily cheer this would-be superhero and razz the arch-nemesis.

Events/story line: Unique due to ribald humor.  Will delight most kids in the 6-10 year age range, especially boys.

Illustrations: Appealing and humorous.

Reader relevance: Samuel Vera channels 6-10-yr old humor and imagination precisely.

Reader Excitability/ Overall Presentation: Not a bad presentation.  Instead of bubble captions, Vera prints speech in paragraph format alternating text and illustrations by page.  For this book, it reads like text on a computer screen which is appropriate for this story.

Scary Aerie (Ages 6-10) gets +++ Review

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+ + + Scary Aerie
Author/illustrator:  Samuel Vera
Publisher:  Crazee Comics, November 2008
Ages: 6-10

http://www.crazeecomics.com

Book review by Lisa Barker, http://www.biblioreads.com

Scary Aerie by creator Samuel Vera © 2010

Book description: This is the tale of a girl named Arianna LeBlanc, who moved to a small town in Colorado and made all the mean children disappear.  No one is certain of the facts; at least no one who survived.  Well, that’s not completely true.  There is one person who lived to tell of the time when Scary Aerie came to town.  Wait to you hear this story.  Boy, it’s a scary one!

Book review: Scary, engaging and cool.  Scary Aerie is the perfect tale to haunt your imagination!

Here’s the breakdown:

Characters: Scary Aerie is the kid we’ve all been or known in school who gets teased…just because.

Events/story line: How this child handles bullies is both scary and rewarding.

Illustrations: Great illustrations bring this tale to fruition.

Reader relevance: 6-10 yr. olds will relate having witnessed bullying tactics at school.  They will love the ‘ghost tale’ woven to explain Arianna’s revenge.

Reader Excitability/ Overall Presentation: A sleepover with mom telling the tale of Scary Aerie is the perfect format for this age group.

Mandie Pandie in “The Curfew” (Ages 4-8)

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+ + + Mandie Pandie in “The Curfew”
Author: Samuel Vera Illustrator: Hector Rodriguez
Publisher: Crazee Comics, November 2008
Ages: 4-8
http://www.crazeecomics.com

Book review by Lisa Barker, http://www.biblioreads.com

Mandie Pandie in the Curfew by Creator Samuel Vera © 2010

Book description: When a young girl named Mandie Pandie decides to stay up past her bedtime, she finds she has entered a nightmarish world. Now Mandie Pandie must escape the clutches of Witches and Goblins and get back home with her friends Bunny and Bear. Does Mandie Pandie learn a valuable lesson about having a curfew?

Book review: A great read for ages 4-8. Vera’s story and Rodriguez’ illustrations are laughable and quite expressive, making this page turner more silly than scary, but he gets the point across.

Here’s the breakdown:

Characters: Mandie does what we all desire: she stays up way past her bedtime.

Events/story line: But what happens next serves as a chilling, but humorous, reminder that mom and dad know best.

Illustrations: These illustrations are so expressive – the looks on Mandie and her friends’ faces! They will definitely give parents a great chuckle.

Reader relevance: 4-5 yr. olds can try out their fantasy of staying up past their bedtime in this comic.

Reader Excitability/ Overall Presentation: A little different from the other comics by Samuel Vera that I have reviewed so far, but definitely a worthwhile comic to read with your little one that will spark an interest in comics.