Emma to launch sci-fi comic on the web
A young North-east illustrator is to launch her own web comic.
Emma Galloway, who graduated from Robert Gordon University (RGU) in media studies last year, works as a freelance illustrator and describes her comic as a sci-fi fantasy.
It will be based on a fantasy set in the future a thousand years from now.
Emma, 22, said: “I’ve always liked to tell stories. So this comic has had a few rebirths over the years depending on the different genres I have been interested in.
“The story is a futuristic re-telling of the Pandora myth. So it has mythological influences, but it is set in some time around 3020.
“It’s quite a serious comic, but it can be light-hearted at times and it will interest people who are interested in action or fantasy themes.
She has a ready-made focus group to test out her work with younger sisters Rebecca, 20, Rachael 17, and brother Mark, 14, at the family home near Balmedie.
The young illustrator said: “They’re quite hard to please and they like it, so that’s a good start.”
She plans to promote her new venture among visitors to the comic event Granite City Comic Con at Transition Extreme this weekend.
Emma added: “Then I will be releasing the content as a few pages each week so the story will unfold gradually over the weeks.
“To begin with it will be available free, but I hope to be able to charge for it once it builds up a following.
“It’s been an ambition of mine to have my own comic or to work in comics. I have always liked reading, but over the past few years I have become more interested in writing for comics.
“I think my inspiration comes mainly from Disney animation.
“This comic is about creatures and monsters from Greek mythology who have developed alongside humans and they have found peace living side by side.
“One of the concerns of the story line is around the curse that released the demons and monsters coming to an end and that the mass of the world’s population will be pulled into the underworld.”
The comic will be available at abhorentpowers.tumblr.com from the end of May.
Granite City Comic Con will be held on Saturday at Transition Extreme and will run from 9am-5pm.
The event is free and and organisers will be raising mobey for Clan Cancer Support.
No tickets will be required.
Anyone wanting more information about the event can contact [email protected]