Focus comic at San Diego Comic Con

Yvonne Wan, the sole creator of Focus and Douglas Hebert the main artist for Focus comic had a successful community outreach event at San Diego Comic Con this year.

They were granted professional passes, and had the opportunity to promote Focus comic and autism awareness at the Cartoon Art Museum booth. Yvonne Wan and Douglas Hebert also participated in a sketchathon to raise funds for the Cartoon Art Museum.

Check out these two films of Yvonne and Doug drawing live at San Diego Comic con:

Here are two pictures of their completed sketches:

Yvonne and Doug had a wonderful time having meetings with key industry professionals with regards to Focus Comic, and promoting autism awareness and acceptance at San Diego Comic con. Autistic talent is currently under represented within the comic book industry and Focus is making a difference in terms of promoting positive autistic representation, a culture of inclusion for those with autism and making such content / ideas accessible to the public.

Yvonne and Doug also interviewed celebrities in relation to Focus comic and the importance of autism awareness and acceptance. Celebrities have a huge online reach and are powerful influencers. We appreciate all the celebrities who are using their voice for social good. Celebrities that support Focus comic and autism awareness and acceptance include Ming Chen, of Comic Book Men; Ellen Dubin of Star Wars and The Collector; Joe Ochman of The transformers and Athena Finger the Granddaughter of the creator of Batman. We have many more celebrities that support the cause. Feel free to view our celebrity page to view their interviews.

Yvonne Wan, Douglas Hebert with Ming Chen of Comic Book Men
Yvonne Wan, Douglas Hebert with Ellen Dubin
Joe Ochman of Transformers
Yvonne Wan, Douglas Hebert and Athena Finger

In addition to meeting celebrities, Yvonne and Doug took time to chat with the Star Trek team, experience the Star Trek experience at San Diego. Yvonne and Doug was transported into different universes whilst reading Focus comic in the following films. Did you know our Focus comic good will ambassador played Kurn in Star Trek?

They also had fun participating in the Game of Thrones experience to. They had fun reading Focus comic on the throne.

Yvonne Wan Cosplaying as Disney Princess Pocahontas. Douglas Hebert playing the King at San Diego Comic Con.

Doug had the best time ever attending the Transformers panels and seeing all the amazing transformer toys on exhibit, and getting to draw at the show.

Yvonne also had the best time ever meeting amazing people including Mark Hamill; cosplaying with her favorite Disney princesses, and getting to draw live at the show.

If you have not yet visited San Diego Comic con, we highly recommend it.

If you have not yet purchased a copy of Focus Comic please do so through this website or through one of our retail partners.

Focus Comic Community Outreach at Comickaze Store in San Diego

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Focus comic had a successful community outreach at the Comickaze Comic books and more Store in San Diego, where they had a booth for two days within the Art District Area.

Thank you Comikaze for carrying our title, and for supporting our social cause initiative.

It was a pleasure introducing people to Focus the autistic super hero, including kids and young adults on the spectrum.

We had a community coloring competition where kids were invited to color in Focus the autistic super hero for a chance to win cool prizes. Here are some of the best submissions:

Here is a video showing some of the participants of the coloring competition, and the prize giving ceremony. Prizes were provided by Focus comic and Comickaze Store. Thanks to everyone who entered the community coloring competition. We are supporters of the arts.

Here is an interview with Robert Scott, the owner of Comickaze about his thoughts on Focus comic and the importance of autistic representation. Robert Scott employs staff with autism and supports people of all abilities:

Yvonne and Doug engaged with the public regarding autism awareness and acceptance and the social initiative. Here are two interviews that Yvonne filed at Comickaze. Feel free to check out what John has to say about autism awareness and representation:

Lastly, here is an interview with Loopy, who is a Tony Todd fan and was delighted to hear that he is using his celebrity voice for social good (Tony Todd is the voice of Focus, appears within the comic as the character Thato and is also the project’s goodwill ambassador).

Please visit Comicaze if you live in the San Diego area. Alternatively, you may order a copy through this website or through one of our retailer partners across the USA.

Focus comic had a successful community outreach at the Comickaze Comic books and more Store in San Diego, where they had a booth for two days within the Art District Area.

Thank you Comikaze for carrying our title, and for supporting our social cause initiative.

It was a pleasure introducing people to Focus the autistic super hero, including kids and young adults on the spectrum.

Here is a video showing some of the participants of the coloring competition, and the prize giving ceremony. Prizes were provided by Focus comic and Comickaze Store. Thanks to everyone who entered the community coloring competition. We are supporters of the arts.

Here is an interview with Robert Scott, the owner of Comickaze about his thoughts on Focus comic and the importance of autistic representation. Robert Scott employs staff with autism and supports people of all abilities:

Yvonne and Doug engaged with the public regarding autism awareness and acceptance and the social initiative. Here are two interviews that Yvonne filed at Comickaze. Feel free to check out what John has to say about autism awareness and representation:

Lastly, here is an interview with Loopy, who is a Tony Todd fan and was delighted to hear that he is using his celebrity voice for social good (Tony Todd is the voice of Focus, appears within the comic as the character Thato and is also the project’s goodwill ambassador).

Please visit Comicaze if you live in the San Diego area. Alternatively, you may order a copy through this website or through one of our retailer partners across the USA.

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Focus comic celebrates the release of their French issue at Samurai Comics

Focus comic had a successful community outreach event at Samurai comics in Phoenix on July 23rd 2019 as they celebrated the release of the French issue of Focus comic. Samurai Comics is the first store in the world to carry the French issue of Focus. The issue features one of the worlds first autistic super heroes, as well as art by one of the worlds first non verbal autistic artists Zoe Marie. She is only seven years old and loves to draw.

New retail partner in Michigan

Thank you Comics and More in Madison’s Heights, Michigan for carrying our title Focus comic in support of autism awareness and acceptance.

Yvonne Wan and Douglas Hebert had a fun community outreach event at the store. If you live near the area please drop by to grab your copy of Focus comic which features art by a community of artists including interns with autism.

Interview on Representation and Inclusion with Chris Brown

Check out this interview with Chris Brown of Comics and More, Madison heights in Michigan regarding representation and inclusion. Interview filmed by Yvonne Wan (The Creator of Focus comic).

Chris talks about the importance of representation, the significance of representing autistic people within comics, and also including autistic talent within society. He also talks about the value in including autistic individuals in the work force, and how autistic individuals can contribute to society in meaningful ways.

Please visit Comics and more if you live near Madison heights in Michigan. They carry Focus comic on their shelves, and they employ autistic talent within their store. They also have a large collection of comics and toys and awesome people working there.

Focus comic advocates for autism awareness, acceptance and a culture of inclusion.

Support Focus comic. Support autistic people. Support autism awareness and acceptance.

Focus comic to attend Stan Lee’s Los Angeles comic con and will have a panel

Focus comic will have a booth at Stan Lee’s LA comic convention between 11-13 October! We will also have a panel to promote our social cause initiative and autism awareness. Join us in LA in California to learn about our latest social initiative developments, grab a copy of our English and French issue of Focus, check out our original art and enter our free community coloring competition for a chance to win cool prizes!

Focus comic to attend Fan X comic con in Salt Lake City and have a panel

Focus comic will have a booth at Fan x comic convention between 5-7 September! We will also have a panel to! Join us in Salt Lake City to learn about our latest social initiative developments, grab a copy of our English and French issue of Focus, check out our original art and enter our free community coloring competition for a chance to win cool prizes! 

Focus Comic publishes one of the worlds first non verbal autistic comic book artist & she’s only 7 years old!

We have ground breaking news! We published one of the world’s first non verbal autistic comic book artist and she is only seven years old! Check out the unboxing film for the Focus comic French main issue, and variant cover by Zoe Marie. Yvonne Wan, the creator of Focus; and Douglas Hebert the main artist and internship coach for Focus was excited to unbox the freshly printed comics in French. The book features one of the worlds first autistic super heroes, art by a community of artists, and interns with autism. Zoe contributed to the community page and also had a variant cover printed to showcase autistic talent. The book comprises of a main story and a community page. We champion kids with autism and disabilities.

The international comic book is now available to buy in two languages – English and French. Lettering the Chinese issue will be Yvonne’s next priority as well as continuing to maintain dignity for autistic individuals by removing the stigma associated with autism globally.

Above is a picture of Yvonne and Doug communicating with Zoe and her mother on web cam.

Here is the main cover by Douglas Hebert and legendary Paul Mounts who is known for working on Spider-man. Thank you Paul Mounts for his continued support in promoting autism awareness and acceptance. Thank you Yvonne and Doug for continuing to promote community through their social work. Thank you to all our contributors and supporters.

Here is the main cover by Zoe Marie and legendary Paul Mounts. Paul Mounts fulfilled Zoe’s dream by bringing her art work alive with his amazing talents in coloring.

Both Books are now available to purchase through our website.

And here’s another picture of Zoe looking super happy to be surrounded by people who love and care for her and others like her.

The French website will be up very soon. In the mean time, please let people know about the great social work we are doing to make a big difference in this world.

Anything is possible with perseverance, dedication and support from the community.

Please support Focus Comic. Please support autistic individuals. Please support autism awareness and acceptance.

Focus Comic Art Summer Camp. Free for autistic kids and young adults – Week 4

Here is a highlights film and pictures from week 4 of our Focus Comic summer camp which is free for kids and young adults with autism.

Check out this interview with the Andersons, with regards to why the summer camp for autistic kids are important for them

Visit focuscomic.com to view the completed art.

Focus comic features one of the worlds first autistic super heroes, art  by professionals including interns with autism. We maintain dignity for autistic individuals by removing the stigma associated with autism. We also promote autistic talent by having an internship program for kids including those with autism. We promote community through our social work and free summer camps.

Douglas Hebert was the Head art teacher for a large class of students in Phoenix. Yvonne Wan and Mishy Katz were also art teachers who were delighted to help the kids fulfill their creative potential.

The kids have so far been taught how to create dragons, super heroes and monsters and using clay.

Focus empowers kids to follow their dreams and see autism as a strength and not a weakness. Support #focuscomic . Support autistic individuals. Support autism awareness and acceptance.

Please view our Focus Comic Facebook page to see all the pictures.

Below are just 4 of the many pictures that we took during the Focus comic summer camp.

Thank you to Laguna ClayMarjons for providing the clay for this weeks class. Thank you Desert Dragon Pottery for providing the space for Focus comic to teach, and for firing the projects and providing the paints. Thank you Film Ethnographer for organizing the class, providing complimentary film and photography for the families and art pieces and also teaching to. Thank you Doug for being the head art teacher for these kids and young adults. Thank you ParkView Dentistry and Blick for giving our students goodie bags to take home this week.