Welcome to Snarc 2, the continuing adventures of Snarc, our favorite intergalactic traveler, and his companion Cosmic Staff. As you can see, this issue is in book form, or, if you will, graphic novel form. Snarc, a human-alien hybrid, must find a way to save humanity from the bellicose reptilian inhabitants of his home planet Maron. Along the way, Snarc meets new people and learns more about everyday life on Earth. You’ll discover Snarc’s origin as well as that of his Cosmic Staff. You’ll also meet a new intriguing character–Dr. Jekyll: Alien Hunter.
Many people disparage comic books. Comics should be taken seriously and are part of what is known as sequential art. Comics aren’t just for kids. Many people say that comics, as we’ve known them, are on the way out, but they are wrong. Harvey Pekar once said, that “you can do anything with words and pictures.” They may not look exactly the way they do now, but comics in the future will still inspire, educate, and entertain us.
Snarc 2 will be available on Amazon.com in March 2021.
Snarc Issue One
Snarc is a hybrid, half human, half alien, all heart. He arrives on Earth with a mission to prepare Earth for colonization. Snarc is accompanied by his trusty Cosmic Staff who wise-cracks his way through their adventures on Earth. Through his experiences on Earth, Snarc learns that humans are wonderful creatures and should not be colonized or subjugated, in fact, he sets out to help them face their most severe challenges such as environmental degradation, nuclear proliferation, homelessness, and more.
The problem, of course, is that in order to save the humans from enslavement by hostile reptilian aliens, Snarc must violate his orders and face harsh punishment or even death by the rulers of his home civilization on the planet of Maron. He also must figure out a way to help the people of his home planet who need a new home. More information on Snarc can be found at www.SnarcComic.com.
About the SNARC Team
Bruce Olav Solheim was born on September 3, 1958, in Seattle, Washington, to hard-working Norwegian immigrant parents, Asbjørn and Olaug Solheim. Bruce was the first person in his family to go to college. He served for six years in the US Army as a jail guard and later as a helicopter pilot. He earned his PhD in history from Bowling Green State University in 1993. Bruce is currently a distinguished professor of history at Citrus College in Glendora, California. He also served as a Fulbright Professor in 2003 at the University of Tromsø in northern Norway. Bruce founded the Veterans Program at Citrus College and cofounded, with Manuel Martinez and Ginger De Villa-Rose, the Boots to Books transition course—the first college course in the United States designed specifically for recently returned veterans. He has published nine books and has written ten plays, five of which have been produced. More information about Bruce can be found at: www.bruceolavsolheim.com
Gary Dumm is the illustrator and his wife Laura is the colorist.
Gary and Laura are lifetime Cleveland residents. Gary worked with Harvey Pekar on American Splendor and has been illustrating comics since the early 1970s. Laura is a painter and often collaborates with Gary and adds the color. Besides their work on Snarc, lately they have completed a series of environmentally themed paintings that have been haning in galleries around the city. Their Love Letter to Cleveland mural hangs in the Cleveland State University Library. See Dummart.com for more information about their art.
George Verongos is a literary editor and project developer with a keen eye on social media. His company is called Literary Services. He is a vegan and a Seattle native. George’s works include An Act of Self Defense and My Dad Is Dead and other Funny Stories. More information about George can be found at: http://www.georgeverongos.com