InsideBayArea.com has a profile up on Orlando Harding and his creation, the comic hero Pariah. After trying to break in at other publishers, Harding decided to start self-publishing Pariah, the story of a fallen angel based in Oakland:
Harding admits the comic book industry has been tougher to break through than a brick wall in a New York alley, and finally started his own publishing company, Revolution Comics, to do it.
Indeed, as a newbie on the superhero block, “Pariah” is not yet about to threaten the likes of Marvel and DC Comics. Undaunted, Harding has put heart, soul and wallet into the promotion of “Pariah,” spending about $7,000 of his own money on each issue while he continues to submit “Pariah” to publishers.
“It’s a tough business,” he said. “You’re competing with people who have done it all. Marvel and DC — their characters have done everything you can think of. So I thought a black angel kicked out of heaven and sent to Oakland was a little different.”
For more information on the book, check out Harding’s website.