Friday, December 8, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
It's time for Trey and Bertilak to have a talk. (Only 2 pages left to go!)
When I started writing Volume 2, I wanted Trey to be a focus. I wanted to write about him dealing with the invasion and his struggle mentally with what happened. It's all based on my last year in college when I worked for two weeks in Zambia trying to film a documentary about an AIDS hospice, orphanage, and drop-in centre for street kids there. When we came back I was, as was some other members of the crew, dealing with what we experienced pretty badly. I got aggressive and moody.
I don't know if in the end, trying to juggle this story with all the other characters' stories, if I did that idea justice but I'm glad to introduce it into our silly sitcom in space.
Read it at ShipWreckedComic.com or tapas.io/series/Ship-Wrecked
Drawn by Katie Fleming - Coloured by Rebecca Nalty - Lettered by Zakk Saam - Written by me.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
I recently did an interview with IrishComicNews.com for their 7 Questions column. I've pasted a snippet below but you can read the whole thing here irishcomicnews.com/2017/11/fergusons-7-questions-with-aaron-fever/
What was the first comic work you did that was published?
First printed work I ever did was ARTOS #3 with Jason Browne and Phil Roe at Buttonpress Publications. It came out in November 2015.
What is the biggest thing you have learned since that book?
Oh man, so much! It would be another year before I had a second comic printed and basically that gap in between may as well have been a lifetime because I had so much to learn. My background in writing stories was with stage and film. So while I had to learn the basics of comic writing such as format (I wrote that ARTOS #3 script like a film script) what I really hadn’t wrapped my head around yet was how panel numbers can effect pacing, how important a lettering draft is, how to describe your scenes clearly enough for your artist to understand you, etc. If I had to choose one lesson though it would be to let go of my control. Giving in to the collaboration process was the best thing in comics that I don’t think I was expecting going in. When you’re used to directing your work like I was, there is a level of perfectionism and stubbornness that you get comfortable with. It’s been wonderful breaking out of that mindset and being excited to see what your artist, colourist, and letterer bring to the project.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
This "season" of SW has all been about change. Both the positive and negative effects of that. One positive thing has been the relationship between Bobsjvul and the person formally known as Blob.
To read the comic go to ShipWreckedComic.com or tapas.io/series/Ship-Wrecked
Friday, November 24, 2017
In this episode we talk about the argument we just had, what constitutes arguments, and how often couples can argue before you have to start worrying about it. Mixed in with some hard tangents.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The latest page is now online!
We're getting closer to the big Zu'bkar Day show and the band are setting up for a fall.
Go to ShipWreckedComic.com or tapas.io/series/Ship-Wrecked
Drawn by @Katiecanartgood - Coloured by @rebnalty - Lettered by @ZakkSaam - Written by me.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
New page is up! Trey goes to the ship's counsellor and starts to deal with what has been bugging him.
To read go to http://ShipWreckedComic.com or http://tapas.io/series/Ship-Wrecked
Drawn by @Katiecanartgood. Coloured by @rebnalty. Letters by @ZakkSaam. Written by me.
If you’re in Dublin, this Sunday myself and Katie Fleming (artist) will be selling printed copies of SHIP WRECKED along with our other comics at BIG BANG COMICS in Dundrum. We’ll be joined by artist Clare Foley who has also worked with me on our comic FROZEN WASTE. We hope to see you there!
Monday, November 6, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
It's a good news / bad news situation in today's page. Bobsjvul find out a couple things that will change her life (and this comic!).
Drawn by Katie Fleming, Colours by Rebecca Nalty, Letters by Zakk Saam, written by me.
To read go to ShipWreckedComic.com or tapas.io/series/Ship-Wrecked