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Comichaus Meets: Michael Robertson

Today we meet creator & writer, Michael Robertson.

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

I’m Michael Robertson. I’m an author and comic book writer. I’ve published several comics to date under the imprint - Off-Kilter Comics. I also have about thirty novels out.  Each comic is either a standalone or an anthology and I’ve worked with different teams for each one.

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

2000AD. I love Rob Williams and Michael Carroll.

The Sandman series. The Walking Dead.  A lot of the Vertigo books like Transmetropolitan. I like a lot of the British Writers like Ellis and Ennis, Moore, John Wagner …My favourite comic series is The Incal.

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

A lot of what I write about is an expression of how I feel at the time, so probably quite a lot of my personality goes into my characters. Although, that being said, I often base my characters on people I know. But I suppose when it comes to the decisions they make, they have to be decisions I could see myself making.

Where did you draw your inspiration from?

Stories in every form. Comics, novels, tv, movies … I love stories. Also from the challenges I’m facing in my life at the time. Be it external things like politics, or internal things like how can I be a better dad and partner for my family.

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

The cost is the biggest thing. Because I spend most of my day working on my novels, I prefer to pay for my comics outright rather than try to run Kickstarters to cover the cost of artwork and lettering etc. It takes the pressure away from trying to promote a kickstarter because that will impact on my prose productivity, but it can end up costing me a lot of money from start to final release.

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

Each comic is standalone. I like to write darker stories in different genres. Most of my work is sci-fi and fantasy.

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

I’m working on another anthology book. I have the art for the first story and am in the process of finding a colourist. I plan to have it out at some point this year. At present, the theme of the book will be: Aliens.


You can read Off-Kilter 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 Light - An Off-Kilter Comics One-Shot 2019-2019
Rewind - An Off-Kilter Comics One-Shot  #0
Gods: An Off-Kilter Comics Anthology

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