Leslie "Les" McClaine is an American comic book artist. He grew up in Lexington, where he worked in the public library. After graduating from high school, Les attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he majored in sequential art, graduated cum laude. Following college, Les created the comic book series, Highway 13 for Slave Labor Graphics, which ran for ten issues. Around the same time, Les produced the popular web-comic Life With Leslie, an autobiographical comic strip, published in a collection titled Repeat Until Death. Les resides in Portland and his work can be seen in the comic book, The Middle Man, written and co-created by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, published by Viper Comics. In 2008 it made its debut as a TV series The Middleman, he worked on The Tick the New Series from New England Comics. Les has been occasional freelance contributor to The Portland Mercury newspaper as an illustrator. For over 10 years Les has been working on Jonny Crossbones. In 2005 Les was nominated for an Eisner Award in the Best Digital Comic category for Jonny Crossbones.
Starting in 2013 McClaine began working as a character designer for Fox's Axe Cop as well as the Major Lazer and Golan the Insatiable. Highway 13 Jonny Crossbones The Middleman Vol 1: The Trade Paperback Imperative The Middleman Vol 2: The Second Volume Inevitability The Middleman Vol 3: The Third Volume Inescapability Tune: Still Life, by Derek Kirk Kim Jonny Crossbones Jonny Crossbones follows the adventures of a young mechanic, covered from head to toe in a skeleton costume, he meets a young woman named Gretchen and together they go searching for lost pirate treasure, with many complications along the way. Les McClaine's website, evil space robot Jonny Crossbones: Dead Man at Devil's Cove
Banda Ahenkro is a town located in the west-central region of Brong Ahafo, Ghana. Its geography provided a home for numerous groups seeking shelter from across West Africa during the slave trade era; the original name of the settlement was Serminakuu meaning groups of'grasses'. This name was changed to Banda, a corruption of'Woanda' meaning'they did not sleep'. Ancestors of Banda Ahenkro were allies of the Asante kingdom during wars and they provided a military force that refused to sleep during at-war times. Later,'woanda' was corrupted by the Brong neighbours to become Banda; the settlement evolved to become the chief town or'Ahenkro' within a collection of Nafana communities. Banda Ahenkro, the district capital of Banda District was carved from Tain and forms part of the new districts and municipalities created in the year 2012 and were inaugurated at their various locations on 28 June 2012; the late president, H. E. J. E. A Mills, by an Executive Instrument created 46 new districts. All the inaugurated and confirmed MMDAs established are operational with immediate effect hence bringing the total number of MMDAs to 216.
The district has a population of 45,000 with Banda Ahenkro having a population of 2,795 as at 2010 with males being 21,000 and females being 24,000. The population has been increasing over the years with a growth rate of 2.6%. Agriculture is the main occupation among the workforce of Banda Ahenkro. Banda Ahenkro, the capital of Banda District is 126 kilometres away from Sunyani, the regional capital; the town is connected by its hydro electric power, Bui Dam. Banda Ahenkro is not serviced by a railway station on the Ghana Railway Corporation; the town of Banda Ahenkro is outfitted with modern communication facilities which include, mobile phones, internet and e-mail services. These services are provided by telecommunication network providers MTN Ghana, Airtel Ghana, Vodafone Ghana and Tigo Ghana; the people of Banda Ahenkro celebrate'Forjour', a popular festival that's being celebrated by the town.'Forjour' is a yam festival celebrated in the month of October every year, the climax of the yam festival is the durbar of the king through Banda traditional area.
The festival is used as a means to remember their ancestors for favour. It is held to purify the area and allow its people to go into the traditional New Year with hope. Many residents of Banda traditional area follows the Banda Ahenkro-based sports team, Bandaman Football Club, playing in the second division league. Banda Ahenkro is the home and birthplace of Armed Ibrahim, the current member of parliament for Banda District, Mr. Alexander Kofi Essien, Registrar of Ghana National House of Chiefs, others. Banda Ahenkro, on 31 May 2005. GNA- The Ghana Health Service handed over a multi-million-cedi Health Centre to the people at Banda Ahenkro in Brong Ahafo. Osabarima Okokyeredom Kwadwo Sito I, Omanhene of Banda Traditional Area, who received the keys to the facility from Mr Ebenezer Awuku, Estate Officer of the Ghana Health Service in Sunyani in turn handed them over to the health personnel in-charge of the Centre; the Omanhene commended the GHS for the provision of the facility. Tourists to Banda Ahenkro are attracted by the area's natural environment.
Attractions include the Nyua Kpoo Mountain and the Sheli Kpoo cave which are potential tourist sites. Modernghana.com Ghana Place Names