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Comichaus Meets: Daniel A Prim

Today we meet creator & writer, Daniel A. Prim

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Please introduce yourself and your team (if you have one).

We call ourselves Tripolar Comics because we are unusual, strange, eclectic and a little crazy. The main man in charge and the only writer of the group is myself Daniel A. Prim. The people who make my wild imagination a reality are Gergely J. Szabó, Szabrina Maharita who are working on our mainline series The Last Arrival and a slew of amazing rotating artists working on our experimental horror Blender or one-shot projects.

Our motto is: Fall in love with stories again which means that we strive to channel a time where comics were about new ideas, exciting characters and most of all quality storytelling. You won't find any old tired tropes in our library, even if you think it's crap it will be new and different crap!

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

I've got two big comic inspirations that started my journey and it also shows you why I work in a variety of genres. First is Neil Gaiman's Sandman which inspired me to have the courage to portray limitless imagination on paper and the other big one is Garth Ennis's Preacher which is actually similar in the imagination department, but it focuses on showing the ugliness of humanity.

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

All of it pretty much. Every character I create is a side of me, even the most vile, horrible ones. This is what is exciting about human nature, it has many sides and many characters could be gained from it.

Where did you draw your inspiration from?

Other than the aforementioned big ones (Preacher, Sandman) for a day to day method I get inspired by meditation, just simply thinking about life and the big questions surrounding us. Travelling helps my mind to wonder about stories and characters too. Sometimes I draw inspiration from writing freestyle whatever comes to mind and form it into a story later. I also get a lot of inspiration from independent movies and try to translate some filmmaking techniques into comics that to my knowledge never been done before. I love the work of David Lynch, Denis Villeneuve their work sparks my creativity every time.

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

Every issue you can imagine. When you're a writer starting from scratch and you want to hire artists it is really hard to find trustworthy people who will be also excited by your project and carry it out to the best of their ability, eventually you can work around this and find your people. Then you have to find your rhythm of how you'll make your comic, think about how much freedom do you want to give the artist and how much are you willing to change if the first sketches don't work as well as you thought. And then you have to learn a LOT about printing, lot of technical details that you - maybe - haven't even considered while making your comic giving you a lot to rework. Since I'm not very technically minded, I'm still learning a lot after five years, but it gets easier every time.

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

The Last Arrival is our main title, a science fantasy mini-series portrayed with psychedelic visuals. It's about five aliens escaping their planet's destruction only to arrive on an Earth clearly abandoned by humans. Our characters have to find out what happened to them meanwhile an unknown entity still lurks in the shadows not only endangering them, but the whole universe.

Blender is our long standing horror series. I like to call it psychological horror dramedy in an experimental style where the art changes every other chapter to help portray the mental breakdown of our main character Sammy. Sammy is an average guy who one day find his wife's head in a blender and his life spirals out of control as he gets incarcerated into humanity's worst prison, Exsul. He plans to escape which seems impossible, but he has to survive first which is another huge hurdle to overcome.

We also have a one-shot comic The Day of Robots which is free to read on our site.  It is a more light-hearted adventure about working robots getting a day off.

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

A LOT, actually. This year is going to be huge for us. The Last Arrival issue 3 is coming along strong and Blender volume 2 which would be a collection from Blender chapters VIII-XI will be released this year. But our big new title is called Samantha Fucks the World which is about a sexdoll gaining superinteligence and taking over the world. It's up to two couples to end her reign of sexual terror and restore world order, but they have to solve their own personal issues first. Yes, it's another weird one. I'm also trying to write a movie, but that is all I can say about that at this time.


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

G-Man

The Day of Robots (2015) Vol.1 #0
The Last Arrival 2017- #1
Blender 2015- Vol.1

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