This is a series of posts about comics included in the forthcoming anthology comic “Identity” produced by Northside Comics.
The next comic in our series is by Michelle Scott and is entitled Life Adventure.
Can you give us a brief description of your comic?
A young man feels the pull of life and adventure, but is always being told that it’s too dangerous, until he finally finds someone who understands.
How does your comic speak to the theme of identity?
The main character has to constantly struggle with holding onto who he is and what he loves with everyone around him suggesting that he is doing the wrong thing. The narration speaks to everyone and how each of us should enjoy the things we love and be who we are without worrying about the comments and judgments of others.
Where did you come up with the idea for your comic?
It started with a small project based around a layout theme – I wanted to do something visually different with panels flowing into each other, and this man adventuring through each panel felt like it would fit. When I knew it would be about identity, I worked to piece together this short story of someone who just wants to experience all life has to offer, and who has to be strong and ignore the disapproval of others in his life.
What influences your work both on this comic and in general?
I love being able to tell stories but am also a really visual person, so comics are a great way to combine the two. In addition to that, I really love being able to create new and unique things from dreams and thoughts, and experiment with different techniques and mediums to change the way people perceive my art.
Where can people find more of your work?
I post my work on Tumblr at autorunfail.tumblr.com.
The full comic anthology “Identity” will be available later this summer for purchase. If you can’t wait that long you can contribute to our kickstarter and maybe get yourself some unique swag.