Come in and make yourself at home. I believe an introduction is in order.

Years ago when I was in my final semester of college, I decided that I was going to buckle down and seriously create a comic. I’d written scripts before, but they never made it past the writing phase. I told myself that I would make a full comic and got to work on writing what would become Secrets & Shadows.

Secrets & Shadows is a story that takes place in Haven City, a city filled with cape wearing, crime fighting heroes. The story focuses on Joseph Shaw, the son of the hero Black Sun. Joseph has struggled to live an average quiet life, but people and events from his past are making his dream somewhat difficult. At the same time, a new villain has arrived and is violently dispatching of heroes in the city. Who is this person? What is his or her issue with the seemingly heroic Paragon Society? No one knows, but one thing is for sure, things may not be as they seem.

This comic was a labor of love that I took with me when I got a job in Japan. I worked on it during the March 11th Tsunami, and even after finding out my father (who I based a bit of Joseph on) had passed away. It allowed me to work with other people from all over the world who helped me see it through (which I could have never done it without). And while I’ve been finished with it for some time (I got the last lettered pages four months ago), I never had a concrete plan with what to do once I was done. ¬†So, after months of mulling around, I finally decided to put the book online where I could get a bunch of eyes on it and share it with as many people as possible. Which brings us to now.

To all of the people what helped create this comic, thank you for all of your hard work. Thanks to Steven Forbes for working with me and turning the scripts into something better than they were, Marco Roblin for helping me create the very first issue, Dexter Wee for the great covers as well as the interiors for the rest of the series, Kote Carvajal for the gray scales, Kel Nuttall for the logo and lettering, and Jeremy Colwell for the cover colors. You are all greatly appreciated.

The story will begin next Monday and the comic will update four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday). One of the pluses of having all of the pages is that there will be few lulls or delays (barring something catastrophic). In fact, I have it buffered well into July. So, expect timely updates four times a week.

Now, if you somehow found this site by chance, I hope you like what you read. For the people who have heard me talk about making a comic for years or have seen my bits of progress over time, this is what I was talking about way back when.

Jon