Jose García is a phenomenal illustrator and 2d animator living in Mexico City. He is the artist behind great works like Beren and Seasons. Jose is also the author and illustrator of My 8 Bit Story, a tale of a young woman who looses herself in a fantasy world filled with popular video game characters and themes. I talked with Jose about his artwork, favorite video games and future projects.
Power Nap is a hilarious science fiction webcomic about the breakdown of social norms, the daily grind of work and the power of dreams. Maritza Campos is the writer of the webcomic who works alongside the series artist Bachan. Together the two have formed a beautiful, dark and hysterical tale of imagination gone awry. The story follows an overworked man named Drew who signs up for dream experiments at a shady corporate office where he’s employed. I talked with Maritza about the comic’s story, her inspirations and her weirdest dream.
Chris McCoy is the creator of Safely Endangered, a hilariously dark webcomic about life, death and geek culture. Safely Endangered uses satire to poke fun at everything from dating culture to homophobia. I talked with Chris about his comic influences, video game favorites and his other projects.
Diana Huh is the author and illustrator of The Lonely Vincent Bellingham, a story about a runaway man who encounters a world of magic and intrigue. She works for Titmouse Inc. as a storyboard artist when not working on her own projects. Diana also recently contributed to the Ladies of Literature Vol. 2 which was successfully funded by Kickstarter. I talked to Diana about her inspirations, her comic and WonderCon.
Melanie Gillman is the accomplished writer and illustrator of As The Crow Flies along with many other works (Melanie has a graphic novel about lesbians, swing-dancing, and vampires). As The Crow Flies is about a 13-year-old queer African-American girl, named Charlie, who ends up at an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp. Charlie’s tale of discovery, identity and teenage anxiety is told through Melanie’s gorgeous colored pencil drawings. I talked to Melanie about the comic’s inspiration, art style and future projects.
Always Raining Here is a webcomic about two lovesick and confused teenage boys growing up in British Columbia. The comic, by two talented ladies, is written by Bell and illustrated by Hazel. The main characters Adrian and Carter experience unrequited love and self-discovery amidst a host of geek culture references and painterly artwork. Always Raining Here was nominated for Best Webcomic by IGN in 2014. I talked with Bell about the comic’s conception, funny fan comments and the comic’s future.
Sarah Bitely is the creator of Pimpkillah. It’s a comic about Sloane Stone, a woman who descends into a dark world of crime to avenge her sister who was nearly beaten to death by a pimp. Pimpkillah is a gritty revenge tale filled with betrayal, guns and pimp slapping. Sarah talked to me about her inspirations, showing the comic at Cons and the future of Pimpkillah.