In the autumn of 2018, Sandy Carruthers, Robert Doan and Greg Webster joined forces to create Sandstone Comics – Prince Edward Island’s first small press comic book publisher.
On March 30th, 2019, Sandstone released its first anthology book Sandstone Comics Presents #1. This 72 page graphic novel presents 3 full length stories that were written, illustrated, inked, coloured, and lettered by each of the creators, and the book itself was printed locally, making this a truly Island creation.
The trio have created and built a “shared universe” in which their characters will live, and their stories will occur. The fictional Charlotte City is a fantastic yet familiar world, full of rich characters and astonishing events, that we hope will capture the imaginations of longtime comic book fans and newcomers alike.
Covering genres ranging from sci-fi to super hero action / adventure to noir style detective stories, Sandstone Comics Presents is sure to have something for every lover of story and art.
Robert has been working in the small press industry for the past 6 years. He’s worked for companies such as Top Secret Press, Octane Comics, IDW Publishing, Disney, Alterna Comics and Dynamite Entertainment. He has worked mainly as an inker over such artists as Eric Henson, Carlos Gomez, Joe Corroney and Francisco Menor.
INDESTRUCTIBLE is Robert’s first full length creator owned project.
Greg is a freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator working out of Stanley Bridge, Prince Edward Island. Aside from a plethora of design contracts creating everything from movie posters to album covers, Greg has recently completed work on the cover design and interior illustrations for Five Crow Road Publishing’s recently released novel, Terra Obscura: A Knock in the Dark.
THE GHOST OF THE CRADLE is Greg’s first foray into the world of comics.
Sandy has been prominent in the small press community for many years, working on such titles as Captain Canuck, Canadiana, Ronin and the Lily, and was the illustrator on the original Men in Black comic book series, which has since become a major motion picture franchise. Sandy has also worked as an editorial cartoonist and was an instructor at the Holland College Graphic Design program for 25 years.
LEAP FROG and CENTURY MAN are Sandy’s newest contributions to world of small press comic books.