Our first Creator Spotlight is on Andrew Carron. We first found out about Andrew when we stumbled across Cryo-Joe (CRYO-JOE.COM). Cryo-Joe is a free black and white web comic, and is about a crew that wakes up confused and suffering from cryo-sickness. They discover that their captain is dead, and their ship has crashed on an alien world. That was enough to get us hooked, so after reading it we spoke to Andrew to find out a little more about him. Here is what he had to say.
So what drove you to enter the world of comic books as a creator?
A friend of mine asked me to edit a script that he wrote, and I enjoyed it so much it inspired me to write one of my own. I had been kicking around a science fiction story inspired by some of the things I loved growing up. I started thinking it would work as a comic.
For those that do not know you, what is your main focus as a creator, are you a writer, inker, penciler, publisher, letterer? I am the writer for Cryo-Joe, which I self-publish at www.cryo-joe.com. The very talented Davy Jae is the artist. We don’t really have any kind of budget, so I taught myself how to letter and do the lettering on the comic myself. My first few attempts were pretty rough, but I think I’m getting better. I grew up reading comics, but I was always too absorbed in the stories to pay attention to how much the art and lettering impact the comic. Making this project has taught me a new appreciation for the process.
Is there any thing else other than Cryo-Joe that you are currently working on?
I have a couple of things that I am working on, but my main project right now is Cryo-Joe. Script wise, I’ve written about 8 chapters, with an outline for the rest of the story. I’ve learned a lot as we went through the process of writing the first two chapters. I’ve able to take what I’ve learned and make adjustments to the script as we go.
How long have you been working on Cryo-Joe?
I’ve been working on Cryo-Joe for about two years now.
What else have you worked on?
Cryo-Joe is the first thing that I’ve ever published.
Where can people find more of your work?
This is it so far, but hopefully I’ll have more in the future.
What would you like to work on that you have not worked on yet?
I would love to do something that was more of a comedy. I love science fiction, but would want to do something different for my next project.
Do you still have a day job?
I do have a day job.
How do you manage to get all your work done between the day job, comics and your personal life?
I think its important to have good time management skills and an understanding spouse.
If someone wants to meet you at a con, are there any that you attend regularly?
I live in south Florida, so I’ll be at Florida Supercon this summer. Schedule permitting, I’d like to do a few more this year as well.
I want to thank you for the time you took to speak with us, but before we go is there any thing you would like to add that I have not touched on?
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This article was written by Danny Rose. Danny is a freelance correspondent with Indiecomic source and an avid comic book reader, and makes the best empanadas!!!