I got my start in the world of comics trying to compete with my sister. She drew a comic strip about a cartoon dog, then I’d draw a comic strip about a cartoon dog. Of course, being kids, our comic strips were silly, and made no sense, a tradition I still carry today.
After a while, I started getting into more comic book-esque projects. My first was about a bunch of anthropomorphic warriors, something I did a lot of planning on and never really made anything out of. After a while, me and my sister started to become aware of this “manga” thing. You know, that underground art style from Japan that, in the ’90s, no one knew about. I wanted to make a comic of my own in that style, and that desire manifested itself in what was basically my first continuing story (Currently discontinued), which went by quite a few names but at present I’ve labelled Efia (Ay-fee-ah). It starred a guy with an unpronounceable name fighting… well, nothing in particular, really, the comic really had no aim. Again, a continuing tradition.
The first webcomic I made came about I think some ten years ago. The comic, Spyro Advance, named for the up-and-coming Spyro GBA game, starred the first appearance of my avatar’s namesake, Hapoppo, harassing the cast of the Spyro universe in a bizarre marriage of Paint Shop Pro characters slapped onto MS Paint adventures. It’s better than it sounded, just not by much.
After a while, the whole Spyro thing kinda tapered away, and I decided to get daring and try my hand at print comics. HapoVille was the result of this experiment, although the some flaws in my storytelling abilities combined with the fact that I had no idea what the hell I was doing held the comic back from becoming a commercial success. After two issues, I kinda gave HapoVille up, although I decided to try my hand at amore manga-esque spinoff called The Pirate Terminators.
Remember what I said about my comics having no aim? PT started out with a male lead in a modern setting. By the time I reached a slightly more consistent design, the comic became Punk-Pink!, a Victorian era-type comic about a princess from another world. Unfortunately, the aim of the comic was so vague, and the story constantly changing, that after a few years of doing the comic, I finally decided it was time to drop it.
Currently I’m between comics, this blog being my project in the meantime.