About The Comic
I had the idea for this not long after the Elite Dangerous Kickstarter came about. When the t-shirts came out (the ones that people had pledged for) and there was a big ruckus about it, that gave me the hook to start the story. So I drew up the first couple of strips.
I enjoyed the process, so it became my doodle when I was trying to work my way through writer's block during writing the Elite Encounters game (and still is, since I'm still writing it).
The drawing style was settled on as something that was easy to work with and make the design process quick and easy. I did this with the previous webcomic I did, and it meant that I wasn't having to sit for hours and hours to create something (and thus allow it to become a chore). The characters are modular and easy to pose, so putting together a comic strip only takes a maximum of a couple of hours - the dialogue takes the longest.
It's turned out looking a bit like a cross between South Park and WeeMees though. Never mind.
About the Author
I wrote another webcomic back in 2005 to 2008. It was fun to do, but life became too busy to maintain it, so it ended.
I design 3D models for fun. I design RPGs for fun too, but as mentioned I now design them for Frontier Developments (well, one at least).
I work as a software developer, and have done for hundreds of years. Before that I was a computer technical support bod for Dixons Stores Group (Mastercare, PC ServiceCall, whatever you want to call them).
I have one of those families that everyone wants. My wife is mobility impaired and has intracranial hypertension. That means I'm husband and carer, and that's what takes up most of my non-working time.
I have three stepchildren (but I tend to ignore the "step"). I have one grandson. I have two cats and a dog (as well as my daughter's cat, which is on its last warning). I maintain a healthy computer which is essentially my other, non sentient, family member.
I have an overgrown garden that is too big for me to manage. Somehow my youngest and me keep it from becoming a jungle, but being honest that's a losing battle and nature is slowly taking over. Thank heavens for weedkiller.
That's about it. Man, I hate writing these "About" pages. It'll all change in six months, then I'll look lazy.