While this webcomic is based on an already published novel, a lot of work goes into it! Here you can learn about the brilliant minds behind the comic, and how we all work together to accomplish our goals.
Hey, everyone! I'm the author of Predator Turned Prey, and I am so thankful you decided to drop by!
I met Ally through our mutual friend, Tiffany Shaw. Ally has helped keep my dreams going and, let me tell you, she is talented! This wonderful woman can do just about anything, I'm pretty sure!
A bit about me now, I guess. Well, for starters I am the current owner of the Comic-Makers-Club on DeviantArt. Where our goal is to help all comic artists reach the goals they have set up for themselves. It is a great joy of mine to have that group and I love the members there! We're saving up to become a super group so that we can assist more people. We're very open and would love for more people to join us!
You can find more about me by visiting my profile.
I always try to be sure I love whatever it is I'm writing. I want my stories to be something I like, that I am happy with, because there are usually thousands of others out there who will enjoy the same thing! If it is fun for me, if it brings emotion for me, I know it will affect others. Just under that is the desire to always write with a purpose. I always set my mind on something and that's the inspiration I need! For Predator Turned Prey the passion was my life and my personal battle with abuse and human trafficking (modern day slavery). I wrote the story because all I heard about trafficking in the news was how it primarily targeted runaways, or it focused on sex, it never covered all the other aspects also, it was either frightening or boring, and I wanted an actual story that wouldn't scare people and would instead show them what they could do with a little effort. I won't get into the other stories here, because they're not posted as comics yet, but I'll update this section when they are.
My main task for this comic is to write the scripts, maintain and build the website, and go to conventions to promote our work, and the work of others! I also maintain our store, but all three of us come up with ideas for what to sell, what to do, how to promote something, etc... we all work together as a team and we can accomplish a whole lot when we put our minds to it!
I have been drawing and honing my craft for well over twelve years now and enjoy how much my style has changed. Reading the comics I draw you'll notice I'm much more character oriented. While the background is important I don't want too many details to bog down the importance of the interaction and dialogue. That and I hate drawing backgrounds, haha.
I love to research and have a very meticulous attention to detail, including scientific and historical data into the story and designs. Even though you don't get to see all of the effort I feel better knowing that it is there. My insatiable need for knowlege has made it so I can't seem to shut my brain off. I'm constantly thinking of ideas for not only Predator Turned Prey and Corp. Agents but for many other stories as well.
I enjoy reading and writing immensely. I'm currently writing two novels, a novella and a collection of short stories, and have over thirteen different stories in development for comics. I know it is a lot, and I don't expect to ever have all of these done but I just can't keep from generating new characters and ideas. I try to incorporate social issues in my stories not to preach, but to offer a differing point of view or to encourage people to be more empathetic. For example, it is still early in the comic but eventually you will find topics such as sexism, race relations and immigration in Corp. Agents.
I do classify myself as a "feminist", but I don't tend to identify with some in my community. Occasionally you'll find that I'll bring up topics for discussion but again it is meant to encourage active dialogue versus being preachy, or condemning others. I strongly encourage the female writers, artists, and readers of comics to expect more from their chosen medium. If you find particularly awesome examples of well rounded, designed and thought out female characters please let me know. I always like to hear about that.
The Japanese language and culture are incredibly interesting to me, and you'll occasionally find posts from me in both English and Japanese. I've studied Japan, in as many aspects as I can, for over ten years and it was one of my majors in college. I'm getting my certification in the state of Ohio so I can become a Japanese teacher in the future. If you share my interest and have questions or comments please post them. I'd love to help or chat.