Black Magic Tales is a comic book property created by Joe Carabeo and Carolyn Belefski.
Roxy Monroe and Dean Casanova love being the most wanted criminals on the face of the planet – and that’s why the public loves them. Add up Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger, or any other outlaw on the run in human history and they still wouldn’t equal the amount of fun and out-of-control mayhem that ensues whenever Roxy and Dean show up to pull a heist. This is Black Magic Tales, where crime couldn’t be more fun.
The Legettes is a comic book property created by Joe Carabeo and Carolyn Belefski.
For some people the future is bright with possibility. Every hard day is worth it because of the thought that the effort will payoff in a glorious payday. Meet MC. He’s exactly that type of person. A hard worker, loyal, passionate, and full of goals, MC is definitely someone that you can count on when the chips are down. He also happens to be part of DEKO, the most prestigious and powerful corporation on the planet.
What he does, we can not say. What he gets paid is confidential. The name of his job title can’t be known to people not in the know, but what we do know is that MC is about to experience a huge change in his life. His whole world is about to be flipped upside down and dropped on his head. And when the lights finally come back on, MC will wake up in a future that has more enemies than friends, a future where tech is now skin and skin is now fake, a future where everything is manufactured for the manufacturer, and a future where being nostalgic will get you killed. Welcome to a dark and dangerous future. Welcome to the world of The Legettes!
Carolyn worked with photographer Joe Carabeo and burlesque performer Dolli Holiday for a photo shoot featuring Dolli as the Layla LeGette character to spotlight t-shirts Carolyn designed for The Legettes and DEKO.
Carolyn has organized and contributed to anthologies and other comics projects. Here is a small sampling:
Carnival Anthology Carolyn organized and published her first anthology featuring people she admired, most of whom she met as fellow exhibitors at comic conventions. With the carnival theme in mind, the book is dedicated to showcasing individual artistic styles and storytelling techniques. Joe Carabeo, Carolyn Belefski, Elizabeth Watasin, Ava Ann Vrooman, John Bintz, Else Tennessen, Kris Black, Rafer Roberts, Terry Flippo, Jim Coon, Nick DeStefano, Kenneth Rocafort, Rob Levin, and Rafael Navarro are all the writers and artists involved in the project.
Queen Crab Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane, Jonah Hex, Harley Quinn) asked Carolyn to create a pin-up for his graphic novel, Queen Crab. The project was funded by Kickstarter and published by Image Comics.
Wonder Woman Carolyn created art that was produced on t-shirts for Wonder Woman Day 2010. The original sketch was donated to Comic Fusion, a comic store in Flemington, New Jersey, to use in an auction to benefit SAFE in Hunterdon, a non-profit agency serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
RISE: Comics Against Bullying Carolyn worked on the story “Left Behind” with writer Elizabeth-Amber Love in this comics series dealing with bullying. It is currently in production and geared to be distributed for free by organizations such as GLAAD, Stand for the Silent, and Prism Comics.
Cartoonists Draw Blood
On Saturday, November 2, 2013, twelve of the finest cartoonists in the Washington, DC area devoted their time and talents to sketch for blood donors for the inaugural ‘Cartoonists Draw Blood’ event with the American Red Cross at Seekers Church in Washington, DC.
The reason is simple: Cartoonists Draw Blood is a great opportunity for cartoonists to serve their community while showcasing their art skills and encouraging blood donation – a single blood donation has the potential to save as many as three lives!
Since our first blood drive was so successful, the American Red Cross asked us to do it annually and we have saved the lives of hundreds of people. The ‘Cartoonists Draw Blood’ crew has expanded our activities beyond the yearly drive by exhibiting work in gallery art shows and anthology books. We hope you can join us and participate at future events.
October 20, 2018 Blood Drive at Palisades Community Church (Washington, DC) Eric Gordon, Carolyn Belefski, Steve Artley, Joe Sutliff
October 25, 2018 Blood Drive at The King's College, Student Union (New York, NY) Ed Steckley, Jason Chatfield, Ray Alma
September 30, 2018 ”Cartoonists Draw Blood" panel at Baltimore Comic-Con Wes Haynes, Troy-Jeffery Allen, Chris Flick, Steve Artley, Carolyn Belefski
October 21, 2017 Blood Drive at Palisades Community Church Eric Gordon, Carolyn Belefski, Steve Artley, Joe Sutliff, Art Hondros, Troy-Jeffery Allen
October 29, 2016 Blood Drive at Seekers Church (Washington, DC) Mike Jenkins, Carolyn Belefski, Liz Reed, Mal Jones, Bill Brown, Art Hondros, Eric Gordon, Joe Sutliff, Kerry Johnson, Troy-Jeffery Allen
July 7- September 4, 2016 ”Cartoonists Draw Blood" art exhibit at Takoma Park Community Center (Takoma Park, Maryland) Art Hondros, Bill Brown, Carolyn Belefski, Eric Gordon, Jake Warrenfeltz, Jay Payne, Joe Carabeo, Joe Sutliff, Mal Jones, Matt Rawson, Steve Artley, Steve Loya, Teresa Roberts Logan
October 31, 2015 Blood Drive at Seekers Church (Washington, DC) Steve Artley, Carolyn Belefski, Bill Brown, Chris Flick, Eric Gordon, Art Hondros, Mal Jones, Teresa Roberts Logan, Joe Sutliff, Troy-Jeffery Allen
May 31, 2014 Blood Drive at Seekers Church (Washington, DC) Steve Artley, Carolyn Belefski, Bill Brown, Eric Gordon, Mal Jones, Teresa Roberts Logan, Jay Payne, Matt Rawson, Joe Sutliff, Troy-Jeffery Allen
November 2, 2013 Blood Drive at Seekers Church (Washington, DC) Steve Artley, Carolyn Belefski, Bill Brown, Eric Gordon, Art Hondros, Mal Jones, Teresa Roberts Logan, Steve Loya, Jay Payne, Joe Sutliff, Jake Warrenfeltz, JTW, Troy-Jeffery Allen