It’s live on Kickstarter now! – the creator of The S Factor is here and giving answers to 10 questions about digital comics!
1. Who are you and what are you working on right now? (2 questions in 1, I know!)
My name is Samuel George London and when I’m not busy with my day-job, I write comics.Right now, I’m running a Kickstarter called The S Factor, which is about an under appreciated sidekick called Greyfox, who’s tired of being second in command to London’s premier superhero, Darkfox. When an opportunity with British Broadcasting Service (BBS) arises for Greyfox to “re-brand” himself through a new dating reality TV show called The S Factor, he jumps at the chance to become, The Symbol. However, whilst The Symbol (formerly Greyfox) is living it up as a reality TV star, Darkfox suspects that the public is being manipulated into distrusting superheroes, which leads to a battle of epic proportions with all of the contestants at the grand finale of The S Factor.
2. What drew you to digital comics?
I think it’s because the digital age has enabled so many more people to create comics, myself included.
3. Webcomics or digital comics?
Like your own kids, I love them both equally.
4. What do you think works with digital comics?
Guided view can work really well but in some cases it can ruin things.
5. Can digital comics replace print comics?
We’ll always have both but it just means that we have more ways to tell our stories.
6. How can print comics work with digital comics?
I think they’re doing an okay job at the moment, but there’s always room for improvement. For instance, when you buy a print copy perhaps you should get a code to be able to download the digital version.
7. What don’t you like about digital comics?
Sometimes reading off of a screen can strain my eyes, so reading paper is much nicer in that aspect.
8. What digital comics/webcomics do you read?
9. Where do you see digital comics going from here?
As Yazz would say “the only way is up” but seriously, I think we’re still in the wild west in terms of digital comics but apps like Comichaus are beginning to give it structure and might make it a possible career for some in the future.
10. Who do you think we should look out for in digital comics?
I finally got round to reading NPC Tea by Sarah Millman, which is fantastic!