In 1992 James Owen started his own publishing company, Taliesin Press. He created the comic Starchild which at first didn't sell very well but after a car accident that damaged his drawing hand, then left hand layouts for another Starchild comic, and the help of other artists, Taliesin took off, selling tons of the now classic Starchild series. Taliesin became Coppervale International in 1995 and to this day deals not only in comic book publications but novels, film, print making, real estate, and even began publishing the long lost International Studio magazine for a time (you can still purchase the three issues that were published via the Coppervale website).
Check out these links for James A. Owen:
Here, There Be Dragons
James A. Owen's Blog