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Comichaus Meets: Andy Perry

Today we meet creator & writer, Andy Perry.

/media/blog/library/andy-perry.jpgPlease introduce yourself and your team (if you have one).

My name is Andy Perry and my label is Quaktion Comics. The first two episodes of my debut comic, Undetermined, have been drawn, coloured and lettered by Chris Holmes.

What are some of the comics that inspired you to start creating your own? Any creators in particular?

In terms of inspirational comics I used to read, then it has to be Transformers. But I used to love Thundercats too. The backup strip Power Pack is still a favourite. I've still got them all somewhere alongside a ton of Beano and Dandys. In terms of inspiration to produce my own work, it was Simon Birks from Blue Fox comics that gave me the advice, confidence and enthusiasm to do this myself. I read a lot of Simon's work, and also Lyndon White's which really introduced me into the indie comic scene.

How much of your own personality goes into your character(s)?

Well, if you read Undetermined, whose protagonist, Robert is a grumpy teenage kid, then you'll definitely find me in there. Even when I write short stories, there's always something of me in there, even if it's a conflicted side of me, or an innate fear I possess. My next series based on Lovecraft's Reanimator will have less of my personality, but definitley a lot of the philosophical and theological questions that seem to haunt me (mostly when I can't sleep)

What struggles have you faced with the creation of ….. and producing the final release?

Probably the pressure I put on myself. Will it be a success? Will anyone want to read it? Will people hate it and therefore me. Even post the release and two successful Kickstarters, I'm questioning myself… What could I have done better? Why didn't the campaign reach more people? Am I a failure?  

What do fans need to know going into their first issue of your comic?

Keep an open mind and a loose grasp of quantum mechanics. Also, it's my first comic, so I know I made some mistakes, which even carried into episode #2. But if you like stories that appear grounded in reality before the very fabric of existence starts to crumble, then it's not a bad comic to check out. 

What have you got coming up in the future? Are you working on more issues?

I'm working on a new graphic novel series based on H.P. Lovecraft's Reanimator series of stories. The artwork will be by Lyndon White. It's not a page for page recreation of Reanimator, more of a reimagination and modernisation of the idea of reanimation, with a few philosophical twists. Think Lovecraft meets Dante and you're on the right lines... We're planning release Autumn time. 

You can read Andy's titles over on the Comichaus App now, or purchase a print copy from the Comichaus Marketplace by clicking on the cover images below.


Undetermined  Vol.1 #1

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