Comic book creators based in Albuquerque look to future

Indigo Ignited

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – When you think of cities associated with comic books, the fictional Gotham City or Metropolis may first come to mind. But in real life, Albuquerque is making some serious strides.

Samuel Dalton and David Pinter created “Indigo Ignited.”

“That is the title for our comic book series that we currently are working on adapting to an animated series that we want to take and shop around to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, all of the big online distributors,” Pinter explained. “We’re trying to really peak an interest there, and get people on board,” he said from their downtown studio.

“Indigo Ignited is a post-apocalyptic tale of basically a kid going on a journey to find himself,” he said.

Dalton is the artist and co-creator.

“It is our passion project. Indigo Ignited is something new, it’s unique, it’s exciting,” he said.

This may be just the beginning. They want to adapt “Indigo Ignited” to an animated series. The advanced animation work likely would take place in Japan.

“In terms of everything else, you’ve got voice acting, finishing, sound overlay, voice actors, the original art, script work — everything like that is all done here in Albuquerque.” said Pinter.

Dalton added, “When we see it on screen, it will blow our minds.”

Both have been working on the comic book concept for more than two years, and both are believers that the Duke City has potential.

“It’s something so big for Albuquerque that I think Albuquerque could really use, is something that people could get behind, like Breaking Bad,” Dalton said.

“I think Albuquerque is a fantastic place, and we’re right on the edge of being able to blow up something great here,” said Pinter.

They have their story already mapped out and say they could eventually have up to 200 issues.

Indigo Ignited comics and merchandise can be purchased online. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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