The History of ScriptGraphics
Here's a lengthy read but I've made it interesting and fun. I call it the informal history of ScriptGraphics.

The first ScriptGraphics creators were originally from a fandom that existed in the days of Phil Seuling's Conventions; Alan Light's Buyers Guide for Comic Fandom and all the original mimeographed fanzines of yesteryear. There were only three ScriptGraphics creators then
and we started with an 8 and a half by 11 inch, 13 page fanzine that contained all our hopes and dreams for fame and fortune and we called it ScriptGraphics. (It was going to be called Script to Graphics, which was shortened to ScriptoGraphics but the sound of the wording was deemed to bulky. Taking out the ‘o’ gave it a faster sound and was more to the point of what we were out to do).
We (Keith Royster, Howard Small and I, Darrell Goza) were all at the end of our last year of high school at the time we started ScriptGraphics and lost Howard before the completion of the first issue because of his moving out of state to attend college.  Keith and I completed a second full issue before he too went out of state to school and I didn't have the time to do ScriptGraphics and college, so ScriptGraphics had to go.
Years later, while in a music store, I stumbled across a digest sized fanzine called Bobby Sommerkamp's Super Chicks. The art was horrendous and the story made no sense but the excitement inherent in the product made me giddy. Was this a format of the future? I'd had the foresight to register the ScriptGraphics name when we first started the endeavor but out of respect for the others involved in it's creation I told them of my intention to revive the ‘company'.
Howard wasn't interested and Keith didn't have time. Keith did agree to submit artwork from time to time and I told him that I would hold him to it. Thus was born the second generation of ScriptGraphics! I modified our format to the Digest format (8 and a half by 11 inches, folded in half) to save money (not many of us small press publishers will ever get rich off of this) and placed some ads in the adzines (ad fanzines) of the day. I got quite a few inquiries and sent stories as well as the ScriptGraphics policy and intention statements to all interested parties. Now began the mix and match stage of placing artists with inkers and matching those art teams with stories that best fit art teams style of storytelling. (I'm sure many of you have been there).
During this time I also began to align myself with fan groups and publishers who were doing digest formatted books also. It was a fun time where money wasn't as much a concern as the burning need to have our voices heard through the work we do. I joined Interfan, which at
that time was acting as a semi-pro art placement agency and through them I did art for many of the fanzines being published at that time.
I set up correspondence with many of the producers of the fanzines and gained access to their art pools and gave them access to mine.
The first book to be published by the new ScriptGraphics during this time was `The Professionals'. I did the story and art on that issue and the next two in the series and even though the storyline was never finished it was modestly successful and led to ScriptGraphics presents `The Destiny Squad' featuring Quasar. Here's some inside info: Quasar was the first story to be printed in the first book to ever be published by ScriptGraphics!
That first story had been left open ended and never finished back then but I could see that there was a much bigger story in it. I created a much larger framework for the story and was able to wrangle some of the finest talent of the time to illustrate it. Willie Peppers did book two:
ScriptGraphics presents `The Destiny Squad' featuring PowerHawk. Jim Saldana did book three: ScriptGraphics presents `The Destiny Squad' featuring WhiteFire. Keith Royster came back to ink John Brown for book four: ScriptGraphics presents `The Destiny Squad' featuring Omni-Man. Willie Peppers returned for the conclusion of the story line in book five and Book six explored the ramifications of all the books before it and featured art by Jim Saldana, me, Aja Frost, Ben Collins and a new talent sensation David Amaker.
While these books were being produced, I added Jeff Wilcox (pencils), Aja Frost and Ben Collins (inks) to the roster on a book titled Psi-Girl. David McClain was brought on to ink the second issue of Psi-Girl over Jeff's pencils and John Brown pencilled the final issue, which I inked.
ScriptGraphics Presents became a title in it's own right and was a continuation of the original ScriptGraphics books and even picked up
the numbering at three. It was a portfolio issue featuring much of the unseen work from my fanzine and convention years. It also contained
proposals done for submission to the major comic companies as well as the first completed comic story I'd ever done to someone else's script.
ScriptGraphics four and five has contributions from a round robin of creators that have done work for and with us over the years.
Conniption Fits was the first book to be assembled, edited and compiled by someone other than me. His name is Ruben George Toyos. He put together quite a package, which of course no one could know at the time, would be from creators that would become the professionals of today. It was ahead if it's time.
All of these books were rotated monthly as they were produced. I'm currently working on a BPP special issue for the members of Blue Plaque Publications and my ScriptGraphics Small Press line is seeking an artist to tackle the second story line of the Destiny Squad series. The future looks bright and I'm looking forward to having you all aboard.
Darrell Goza

The Small Press digest sized fanzines that are available from ScriptGraphics Small Press are:

Psi-Girl * Issues 1 through 3

The Destiny Squad * Issues 1 through 6

Kulprit * Issues 1 through 6
(18 year old age statement required for the Kulprit books because of the mature nature of the story line)

ScriptGraphics Presents * Issues 3, 4 and 5

Conniption Fits * Issue 1 *

The Independent standard sized comic books that have color covers with black and white interiors that are available are:

Few Survive the Mission #1

Few Survive the Mission #2

Shwank Brothers #1

Danse #1

You can see visuals from all of the above mentioned books at my website:
-and feel free to browse.

If you wish to purchase any of the books refer to the pricelist link here or at the ScriptGraphics site.
My Favorite Links:
ScriptGraphics Online
ScriptGraphics Pricelist
ScriptGraphics Strip Site
ScriptGraphics Group Site
E me:
Name: ScriptGraphics
Email: [email protected]
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