The Misadventures of SuperMilo
What happens when you give superpowers to the world's most irresponsible party animal?
Last update: 2nd Jul 2020, 4:54 AM
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What happens when you give superpowers to the world's most irresponsible party animal? Watch out! This ain't no super man, he's SUPERMILO! And now he's here to live up to his own super code: With great power comes really great parties! But when the original steward of the secret to his super powers comes back to see how he's been using this gift to the planet Earth, to what extremes will SuperMilo go keep them? And just how much can the people of Clemmons City take before they decide to forcefully expel their little super-nuisance? Find out in the continuing Misadventures of SuperMilo!

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William Boyer is an amateur cartoonist who works full-time doing something else while being happily married. Tommy Gray is likewise and helps Will with his comic work on the side by managing some of his websites, updating when Will can't, and other various things including brain-storming for comic narrative and joke material. Together, and occassional with others, they form MiloTeam Comics or the MiloComics Group. Currently Will and Tom are working on SuperMilo, both in a newspaper style comic strip format and sometimes a traditional comic format.

Most recent comments left on The Misadventures of SuperMilo

FBHNK
Super Milo is back!... I read your story in the comments, God give up a precious talent and the strength to continue, i undertand it the depression can do because i had this for 15 years, but nothing is imposible for a person with good desires ^w^, te mando un gran saludo desde costa rica, sigue dibujando tus comics y continúa haciendo lo que más te gusta
MiloComics
I'm still a cartoonist and SuperMilo is still a thing in my head I hope to continue again one day. I actually drew SuperMilo for years and the current webcomic is a reboot. I definitely plan on picking it back up again. God bless to you too! I started doing Christian comics in 2017 if you weren't aware. I created the concept for a Christian comic back in 2004 in Bible college, but I finally got to work on it. For both correct and incorrect reasons. Obviously because I believe in the message and what I'm doing, but also because I incorrectly interpreted my anxiety and depression symptoms and thought that if I started doing Christian comics that God would bless that effort. You see, I am called to be a missionary, despite being artistically talented, so marrying the two seemed sound. My depression really started in 2014 when my wife and I had our first miscarriage, which is why SuperMilo stopped running. I've struggled ever since and it has hurt my ability to produce, especially for the small publishers since there's not much incentive for working pro-bono on other people's creations. If you're interested in the Christian comic, it's Gospelman Adventures and the publishing umbrella and ministry is Gospelman Ministries. You may have known that, I'm not sure. I keep my secular comics separated as a different brand. I'm really struggling with getting out new content and character appearances (yes) due to my depression and anxieties and the spiritual struggles that come with that, but I am thinking of finally returning to SuperMilo. I think it's a kind of art therapy for me and there are less anxiety triggers involved since it really has no deep spiritual message I'm afraid of messing up and there are no Christian parents mad at me because they think Gospelman Adventures should be less Batman The Animated Series and more Veggie Tales, lol. Anyway, back in 2017 I didn't understand what was going on with me, but now that I'm starting to understand more about depression and anxiety disorder and beginning to seek help, hopefully I'll get back on track with my life and artistic career one day. And I want you to know that your comment is extremely encouraging to me as I didn't know that anyone missed reading my SuperMilo comic. You might be the first in six years to tell me that.
Slim Kittens
Wow. I never thought I'd see Super Milo show up again. So glad that you are still around. Sounds like you've had good times and bad times the past few years. Anxiety and depression are nasty things to co-exist with. Hang in there, it's not forever, it only seems that way.
I don't know if you'll stick with SM (NOT of the BDSM variety) or not, but whatever you do I hope you have great success with your career and family. God bless.
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Hello, MiloHeads!

I'm sorry our comic has been on hiatus for 6 years! Six long years.... Things didn't work out at the small publishing companies. Charlton Neo's Paul Kupperburg didn't like my art - said it was too 80's indie underground (I agree) and that parents wouldn't buy my comics for their kids (I disagree because most parents don't read comics and think they're ALL for kids) - and let me go. From there, I went to Draztic Measures which didn't work out, to Empire Comics Lab which did work out except that management and changes at my full-time job combined with being unable to keep up art deadlines stressed me out so bad that it exploded my anxiety disorder and depression and gave me chronic fatigue and brain fog for 10 months straight. I've done some small work for Empire Comics Lab and inDELLible here and there on the side, but nothing much. I've been struggling with anxiety and depression and have lost my love for my art and writing, but I keep pushing myself. In 2017 I started Gospelman Ministries, a Christian based comics publishing umbrella and children's costume and gospel magic ministry. I have a few paying Patrons, but not enough to quit the day job. After experiencing some heart breaking let downs in late 2018, I've been struggling spiritually and with the returned anxiety and depression. The result is that Gospelman Ministries has failed to really pick up. I'm considering returning to SuperMilo for some time now as more of an art therapy than me trying to become some rich and famous cartoonist or something, but I don't want to get everyone's hopes up. For now, here some pandemic art for 2020! I did draw some new SuperMilo comic strips, but they're not ready to be seen. Until then, please enjoy this image of a self-quarantining SuperMilo! Who apparently has an anxiety disorder just like me, lol (or he will after crunching all of that coffee ground). Fun fact: Denis Lachapelle commissioned me to do this piece. So if SuperMilo lives again, you all have Denis to thank for his resurrection! ;-)

P.S. - I have had some triumphs in the past 6 years too, of course. I'm now a member of the Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society based on my work with SuperMilo. I have two Gospelman issues printed and available for purchase online (a separate Indy Planet webstore from our MiloComics). I'm sure you already know that, after the hiatus, I printed two more SuperMilo issues, both black and white, containing content not seen online that are also available for purchase on our Indy Planet webstore. I designed and built an entire Gospelman costume and performed and preached for all ages. My wife and I became foster parents between 2017-2019 until they fired us. Being foster parents was really too much for us to handle. But I was proud and happy while doing it. If not frustrated at Social Services, which sometimes feels cold and calculated towards the kids and foster parents. And I finally have a Proton Pack and military boots and new Ecto Goggles for my Ghostbusters cosplay. If you weren't aware, I technically have my own Ghostbusters fan group chapter, the Central North Carolina Ghostbusters. Unfortunately, I'm also the only active member, lol. I created a webcomic for it in 2007 and you can see all our photos and images across the web, most notably on our new Facebook page. I wish I had more accomplishments than these. It's been a rough 6 years, especially 2019 and 2020...
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Welcome back, MiloHeads!

Kind of. Not really. I want to give a brief update. But first - how did I correct this hiatus image back in June but not use it until NOW??? That's right, Hip Hop had LONG since been rejected from Charlton Neo's Pix-C lineup since... 2015? And was taken on board by Empire Comics Lab in 2016. Now, for the updates...

Bad news:
I was doing Hip Hop for a few weeks at Empire Comics Lab in 2016, but the weekly deadline on top of everything else in my life was uber stressful, and this - or high blood sugar or something, I'm not sure - triggered about 8 months of chronic migraines. I was disabled from doing art for almost a year, in other words, and the Hip Hop project was heavily derailed, as was anything else in my life. It did force me to take a break, even though I did not enjoy myself due to the intense migraines. I couldn't even drive a car some days, they were so bad. Vacations out of town or state became treacherous as I had to rely on others - and not the wife as she hates highways - to drive my car for me at some point (thank you, my wife's aunt!). Hip Hop is still currently on Hiatus itself (sad, I know). Because of all of the stress and migraines and financial worries and etc, I no longer enjoyed my art work at all. It became a complete, joyless chore to me, a mountain of stressful responsibility on my shoulders, crushing the life out of me.

At some point, probably as early as late 2015, had turned to finding my life's meaning in my full-time day job because of these disappointments with finding an art career - however, that didn't go well because management at my full-time job (which I am not allow to tell you who online, especially in this context, lest I be disciplined by said employer) completely turned on me and the rest of the staff for 2 years, hating the crap out of us, making our jobs miserable, and stomping us into the ground if we brought our concerns to them and asked for fair treatment and that the workplace problems - caused by said management - were brought to them. I eventually turned my direct management above me over to the director, as well as did the other shift leader (yes, I was a key-holding shift leader of a team) on the shift opposite, as well as my replacement I trained (getting to that), our heroic combined efforts leading to the director disciplining and correcting the management below him. Unfortunately for me, once the director turned his back, I was stripped from my position as a team leader, had my keys taken away, and became a floater, an employee without a work location. Management also did this to the other shift leader on the shift opposite of me. Eventually both of us were placed in a slow work location on a permanent basis, and we found happiness there. Then I was denied a raise because I normally work faster than my co-workers, which is due to my ADHD and the fact we were currently understaffed - the problem that I had addressed to the director, actually. Afraid of further punishment by management, I did not report my employer for this violation of United States law - denying a raise based on a legally recognized workplace disability, written on my application at time of hire. I continue to be heavily discouraged from time to time.

Fortunately, there's good news. What man meant for evil, God meant for good. The slower work location has reduced the stress in my life considerably, which has lead to my migraines lessening to the point that they are no longer chronic and myself regaining some of my lost energy. I'm still trying to recover enough to return to comic art, but I have done a few pieces of SuperMilo dressed as famous superheroes for my own amusement, as well as created two new SuperMilo strips. On a more personal note, I also admit struggling spiritually in my Christian walk with Christ since 2014 when I experienced my first dose of burn out and continued depression from my wife and I losing our first child. Around July to August of 2017 I became more serious again about correcting that and started trying - again - to get into a more consistent spiritual walk with the Lord by trying to get into daily Bible readings and prayer. I also became more serious about doing Christian comics and so created a Patreon web page for my Gospelman comics, found here: https://www.patreon.com/GospelmanMinistries I've also started doing a short four page comic for inDELLible publishing company. I have no intentions at current to pick up another ongoing series, especially if it's still pro-bono work (which means I don't get paid). I have to regain my confidence in myself that I can even do short projects first. I actually really want to quit working for these small time publishers - except to do things like letter others' works (such as a western story written by Dan Johnson and drawn by veteran comic artist Marvin Mann for Cemetery Plots #2 from Empire Comics Lab and etc) which is not too time consuming - and focus only on my own personal comics as hobbies, such as Gospelman and SuperMilo right here. That's right, I've decided it's healthier and best for me to give up trying to break into the industry and just pursue it as a hobby again. I was less stressed and much happier back then when the goal was to make a great comic and enjoy myself instead of land consistent full-time work that pays enough to replace my current job (doing work for free for the small time publishers while maintaining my current full-time job and responsibilities is ... exhausting, to say the least). However, if the Lord willed it, I wouldn't turn down a full-time, paying illustration or sequential arts job. But, as a Christian, my focus must remain on the Lord. I should have been looking for my life's meaning in the Lord all along, not in my art of job anyway. That mistake has caused me years of pain.

Also, more good news! My wife and I started training to be foster parents, in dreams of one day adopting in order to start our family, and we're almost done with classes and will soon have our first placement. But it's time consuming to love and care for young'uns, so I might quit and take time off from art all together. I'm not really sure yet. My artistic ambitions have been going down the crapper for years now and I'm finally at the point where quitting, albeit temporarily but indefinitely, is something I can more easily surrender to now.

So, that's how I've been doing. I really appreciate and am encouraged by the large readership here at this years-dead webcomic! On some days, we still get almost 1,000 hits a day! There is a SuperMilo Patreon. Has been for some time. Money - that's where I get discouraged. But if you'd like to see SuperMilo return, and actually have consistent updates, enabling me to do it full-time would be key. If you'd like to help, please visit one of the below Patreons. But you really don't have to. Besides, I won't do SuperMilo full-time until there are enough Patrons supporting me to make it possible. That's why the SuperMilo Patreon is dead at the moment. Trust me, no one has been billed for a very long time - and no one will until I'm able to work on it again. Is there any content on the Patreon that isn't free here? Of course. We have over 14 pages of content not for free over here. That's a 14 page story plus extra pages for the Space Worm story arc. I really do want to return to SuperMilo and have drawn two new comic strips for him recently - but with how busy I am, I don't know when that'll be. We'll see. As far as Gospelman goes, if you're interested in Christian comics or video games (yes, I make those too; or didn't you know? There was an incomplete SuperMilo virtual pet I might resurrect and finish one day), that not only entertain but help encourage and educate, then there's a Patreon for that too. Right now it's mostly generating money to help me print the free books that contain the Gospel message so that I can pass them out at cons - for FREE! Gospelman has been my most popular and "best selling" (the poster sells, but the book is freeeee!) franchise for years. Here are the Patreon links, if you're interested:

SuperMilo Patreon

Gospelman Ministries Patreon


- Your cartoonist, Will Boyer
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