Hi there! I just discovered this place yesterday when I got a notification on Twitter telling me that Graphic Scotland had followed me - I'm not sure how they found out about me but I'm really happy to see there's a place for me to check out other Scottish peoples' comics, and maybe get some more viewers on my own!
So, a little more about me, I live up in Aberdeenshire, in a small village known as Whitehills. It's a really quiet place, not much to do here so I spend a lot of time on the internet, talking with friends across the pond and playing games, stuff like that.
Which brings me to why I'm here - Comics! During late autumn/early winter in 2010, I'd been reading some webcomics by a couple of my friends in the states, and I decided "Hey, I should make a serious attempt at doing an original webcomic too!" My friends encouraged me to go on, so I did some concepts, thought out a basic idea, planned out the first 20 or so comics ahead so I had a buffer while I got settled in, and over a year and more than 100 pages on, here I am now.
So what is my comic called, and what's it about? The comic is Intergalactic Truckstop, and it's about a GELF (Essentially a failed attempt at making a genetically engineered supersoldier) who later escapes from the genetics lab that made him, and who ends up getting a job as a bartender at a small refueling stop in the middle of deep space. It all sounds a bit odd, and it is!
This comic is way over on the Soft end of the sliding scale of Soft to Hard sci-fi, it's not very serious, it's just a fun comic for laughs which happens to have a bit of a storyline. A lot of things inspired it, the two most major influences being Red Dwarf (Which is where I got the name GELF from), and the space combat and trading game Elite (Because I love games where you can explore a galaxy and trade goods between stations for profit).
If you're interested in checking it out, the comic is over here! (The art is absolutely terrible for a start, but that's a good thing because you get to gradually see my style improve over the year or so of working on the comic!)
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