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Comichaus Meets: Vince Hunt

Today we meet creator, writer & artist, Vince Hunt.

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

Hello there, my name’s Vince Hunt and I attempt to make comics and draw things. I also host a weekly independent comics podcast called ‘The Awesome Comics Podcast’ with fellow creators Dan Butcher and Tony Esmond.

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

I read a lot of weekly UK comics when I was a kid which made me want to make my own, and its only in later years that I discovered the names of artists like Vanyo who have become a huge influence on me. Then of course there was the Zenith of my comics time, when the likes of Jim Lee, Joe Madureira and more tainted my artistic brain. Now though I’ll take influences from all kinds of different places. 

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

I think a lot of my personality goes into my comics in some way. Whether it’s a genre I’m passionate about or characters I want to be memorable. I’m also growing more convinced that I’ll never be able to write anything that won’t have some kind of humour in it. Even ‘Murder Road’ has certain moments of mirth, even if they are pretty dark.

Where did you draw your inspiration from?

For ‘Murder Road’ I was less influenced by comics and more cinema. Namely the work of John Carpenter. I wanted to create a story that was totally an 80s horror film that was never made, and the aesthetic and atmosphere of movies from that period were a huge part of that. So there was a lot of watching some classic horror flicks and listening to awesome retro-synth music. I even made a playlist of appropriate tunes to listen to when I drew the pages.

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

The struggles for the Awesome Comics mini-series were few and far between thankfully. We formed a good working system and nothing was ever late. Quite the opposite in fact. It shows the importance of collaborating with people you trust and communicating at every stage of the process. Everyone had their job and absolutely smashed it. The hardest task is always getting the stories out to a new audience, but that is the same for any comic project!

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

Well for one it’s for a mature audience! The Awesome Comic is a balls-to-the-wall anthology that is part horror, part kung fu and part vigilante action. It unashamedly wears its influences on its sleeve, and issue one contains ghosts, street fights and futuristic supercars. It’s also got old school letters pages, fan art galleries and everything a comic fan would want!

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

There are plans to do another Awesome Comics book of some kind. If that happens it will be filled with new stories and characters, and no doubt be twice as crazy as the first volume! As for me, I am working on a webcomic that is launching this year called ‘Indigo Park’, which is yet again very different from anything I’ve done before, but a story I’ve wanted to tell for a long time. There’s going to be some fantastical things going on in that, as well as a good dose of the supernatural and, of course, a good dose of humour as well.


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

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Awesome Comics  Vol.1 #1
Awesome Comics  Vol.1 #2
Awesome Comics  Vol.1 #3

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