Gary Lister — featured creator
When he’s not busy being a graphic designer/illustrator, Gary Lister is churning out the panels for his Web comic Morganna of the Borgs. We got a chance to interview Gary to find out what it’s been like starting a new Web comic.
What are you working on now comics-wise?
I am working on my own webcomic — Morganna of the Borgs Its a story of a young woman who finds herself suddenly and very unexpectedly the only person capable of saving Earth from an alien invasion.
How’s your comic output been the last year? What’s helped or hindered your output?
Being the first year, its still kind of in development — trying to get a stable schedule going. I’ve had a couple of format changes from single panel black & white posts to full page, full color posts. I’m in need of a new computer/design setup so this past month MOTB has been on hold while I knock out some pay illustration work. MOTB will be back on track the first week of November as I make the transition from pencil/ink/scan to 100% digitally created comics.
Read any good comics, webcomics, or graphic novels lately?
I was born and raised a Marvel Comics guy so I try to stay up on the Marvel Universe. As for webcomics — I dig Eerie Cuties and Menage a 3 by Gisele Lagace and Sean Wang’s Runners Universe is fantastic too.
How about other media anything good you like lately? (video, music, books, etc.)
While I work, I always have some tunes playing — mostly hard rock/heavy metal. I’m really digging the return of Alice In Chains, Megadeth’s new album ‘Endgame’ is also killer. My new favorite book is ‘The DC Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics’ by Freddie E. Williams II. tons of great information.
What inspired you to create Morganna of the Borgs?
Long story very, very short — a reoccurring doodle turned into an idea which turned into a story. Eventually, the tools, time and talent all came together to make it happen! Its a lot of work but its fun and very exciting to watch this “doodle” turn into something very solid.
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