So what is Big Head Productions? It’s a publishing company. Specifically comics. Now I “company” loosely. Big Head is a company on paper, but it’s just me. Of course my hope is that this little venture of mine will grow. But that’s a story for another time.

But why form Big Head Productions? Well, if you’re here, I can only assume you’re a fan of comics. And most likely, like myself, would like to work in comics. If you’re unaware, breaking into the comic industry is a most difficult thing. That is a fact any aspiring creative, even established professional will you.

In my journey in chasing this dream to tell stories, part of that journey had been attending cons both big & small. And coming away from panels focused on business and breaking into the industry, there had always been one constant takeaway…

You don’t need anyone’s permission to make comics.

With that simple notion, there came a point in my career where I found myself thinking, “Fuck it. LET’S DO THIS!”

And just like that, Big Head Productions was formed.

But what can you expect from Big Head Productions? Well, my hope is solid, engaging stories. One thing I’ve found with Small Press, Self-Publishers, and Independent Publishers a like, is that too often titles in the market seem to rely too hard on a gimmick or hook first. Usually revolving around some kind of scantily clad heroine. Don’t get me wrong, I love the ladies, but this path to create engaging stories usually comes at the sacrifice of the story.

And that’s all I want to do. Tell stories. Stories that I can only hope will engage, and move people.

That’s not to say stories to come won’t have that “hook” I mentioned. But I can promise you the hook will service the story. Not trying to retrofit a story to a hook.

There was a tweet about FX’s LEGION that fit this idea so well…

“…tells a human story without giving up it’s superpowers.”

I couldn’t have put my desire for stories any better. Putting a human story first. But all the while knowing, if there’s something fantastic to be had, you can have it without sacrificing the humanity of the story.

With or without the fantastic, that’s all I aim to do here. Tell human stories.

Beyond that, beyond comics? Well my hope is for Big Head Productions to grow to where I can offer other aspiring professionals a channel to get their work into the world. And of course be paid to do it.

But that is far down the line. But hopefully not too far away.

And with that my friends, is Big Head Productions in a nutshell.

I do hope you enjoy everything that the company makes, I can promise there are a lot of great things planned. But if anything, if only for a moment, thank you so much for stopping by.


—Ben Lee

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