Stacy’s sons Caleb and Levi also love to draw.
The boys will sit with their dad for hours working
on ideas and characters for their own comics.
gave him a polite nod hoping my skepticism in this softspoken
father of two being capable of portraying a world
where unimaginable evil ruled and reigned didn’t show.
But since I was writing an article, and the first book in his
three-part series was free on Amazon, I knew I should at
least skim through it. Three hours later, I looked up. I was
already halfway through the first book, Remnant, and if I
hadn’t had somewhere I was supposed to be, I wouldn’t have
stopped until I finished it. I knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep
tonight until I did. And I should also say here, Stacy wasn’t
kidding. The book is definitely not a story for the felt board at
Vacation Bible School.
The more I thought about Stacy’s Noah, the more I
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thought about Stacy. Who was this guy, really? The answer
to that question begins with the comic books he found at the
grocery store as a child. “When I was a kid, comic books were
on a spinner rack in Piggly Wiggly, not in plastic sleeves,” said
Stacy. “I would go over there while my mama was shopping
or daddy was sampling peanuts for 20 minutes and find a
comic book. Before I could even read, I was drawn to the art.
I learned to draw by copying the work of comic book artists.
Joe Kubert, illustrator for the Tarzan comics, Jack Kirby, and
John Buscema. Buscema’s art redefined the Marvel style.”
In addition to the art education Stacy received by copying
comic book illustrations, the pictures introduced him to
the art of the written story. Soon, he discovered Edgar Rice