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Eben E.B. Burgoon has been writing short fiction, sketch comedy, and spec scripts for more than a decade.
The past six years, he has been focusing on writing comic books, and co-created “Eben07: Covert Custodian,” an espionage-humor webcomic about the janitors who clean the mess left behind by super-spies, and now is focused on his new project, B-Squad: Soldiers of Misfortune, which follows the ongoing adventures of a misfit group of mercenaries sent on equally dangerous and ridiculous missions.
This past year, Burgoon was an Editor’s Choice pick for Best of Sacramento for his work in comic books, collaborated with the Crocker Art Museum to start “Crocker-Con” this past November, was part of the inaugural Sacramento Arts & Business Council’s Flywheel Creative Economy Incubator, and orchestrated a successful Kickstarter campaign for B-Squad that raised over $6000 in 30 days.
Starting in 2014, Burgoon will be working closely with non-profit group, 916Ink to teach script writing to students interested in writing comic books and their efforts will be turned into a comic book professional illustrators and hopes to continue community outreach and bring comic books as an art and medium into more peoples every day reading habits.
Burgoon is an avid lover of animation, television, and film. By joining Access Sacramento’s board, his hope is to continue their tradition of giving new voices and sources of creativity an avenue for distribution and to help reach new parts of the community by bringing his experience, fun-nature, and creative spirit to the board.
Access Sacramento welcomes Burgoon and encourages others who might be interested in served on the Access Sacramento Board of Directors to contact Board Chair JoAnn Fuller or Executive Director Gary Martin for an application.
Access Sacramento‘s primary mission, vision and intentions for the next 12 months will remain essentially unchanged this year based on the Board of Director’s planning retreat last weekend.
A variety of work groups and standing committees were tasked with monitoring and acting on five strategic directions that were created during an extensive planning process last year.
Board chair JoAnn Fuller noted progress in all the areas and commended the board on its refreshed understanding and pledge to help Access Sacramento continue to improve in all of the strategic areas.
The five strategic directions are:
- Goal 1: Rebrand Access Sacramento and raise the level of awareness of the organization and its services.
- Goal 2: Expand and diversity funding sources and level.
- Goal 3: Build a stronger more engaged Board of Directors.
- Goal 4: Provide services, equipment and programming to meet the needs of the community.
- Goal 5: Improve channel signal quality and access to program information on Interactive program guides on the cable system.
Executive Director Gary Martin hosted the retreat at his home in Elk Grove and noted the energy and hard-working commitment the board has as Access Sacramento moves into its 28th year.