I’ve been making a comic zine called ‘CHIPS – A Tale of Lust’ in my spare time, mostly when I need a break from working on my animations. The zine is about a half-man half-seagull creature who has a sexual fetish for deep fried foods.I’ve completed 3 issues so far and I plan to make 2 more to complete the series. When I’ve finished the 5 issues I’ll combine them into a bound book. I really enjoy making comics although I can’t draw very well. I think I’ll continue to make comics on the side of my other work for fun after CHIPS is finished. Creating comics is quite similar to animation and cinema, and a lot of the same knowledge and skills are used. There are some key differences though. If you want to get into making your own comics, I recommend Making Comics and Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud. Those two books helped me heaps in understanding the syntax and techniques specific to comic narratives.
Did I mention that all issues of ‘CHIPS’ unfold into A4 posters? YEAH THEY DO! You too can now have avian erotica on your walls!
My distributor Caldera Press will be selling CHIPS at Other Worlds Zine Fair this Saturday May 23 if you’re in Sydney. Otherwise I’ll update this post soon with an online store if anyone is interested :D