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The pen is mightier than the mop

June 15, 2010
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REISTERSTOWN, MD — By day, Tom Carey is an average school custodian who cleans the school hallways. But at night, he dons a slick outfit and becomes a valiant superhero, a witty ladies man and the savior of mankind, according to The Gazette.
Carey, Franklin High School''s second shift custodian, draws comics all about fearless characters thrown in imaginative worlds: His newest one, It was All About the Dying, is a mystery adventure about a thief, the article stated.
Only with perseverance and determination to lead him, he started to read How-to books on the Internet: That knowledge carried him to be the great artist he is today, the article noted.
According to the article, each of his multiple projects, ranging from original action stories all the way to a comic book inspired version of the great novel The Odyssey, contained Carey’s signature writing style: Entertaining plots and subtle allusions to pop culture.
The stories that Carey constructs usually take a lighthearted and good-humored turn, and frequently focus on action, comedy and fun, straying away from a serious tone or mood. He wants his stories to be as entertaining as possible, the article added.
As for the future, Carey stays hopeful of being able to make a living off his comics, but is understanding of how difficult it is for an independent author and illustrator''s work to be printed by major publishing companies; but that doesn''t mean he hasn''t thought about it, the article concluded.
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