I’m sure I can manage another ten webcomics by the end of the year to keep my average up.
Just testing the Publicize settings in WordPress and letting you know that the new site is up! I’m just working through adding all the old pages again… this may or may not be the result of a ComicPress upgrade that went incredibly wrong!
What do you use to produce the comic? Is it all digitally produced?
Yes, the only time I use paper is to write notes and sometimes design characters! I use either my iMac or MacBook, Manga Studio Debut 4.0 from Smith Micro, and a Wacom Bamboo tablet. I do some resizing and minimal editing in Mac OS X Preview. Sometimes the colour covers are done using a combination of Manga Studio and Adobe Fireworks CS3. Miscellaneous artwork can come out of nowhere, but I also occasionally use Photoshop Elements 4.0
What kind of music does Cameron sing/produce?
I imagine that Cameron does something like 3OH!3. I think their song Déjà Vu sums him up pretty well. However, some time ago, his original appearance (and thus his music) was based on Ian Watkins of Lostprophets.
Are there inspirations behind your characters and their relationships?
It’s all kind of mixed up between them, but yes! Stevie is based on a good friend whose surname she has taken. Her sister Linzie is based on that friend’s sister. Spencer and Roy’s relationship is based on that of myself and my best friend, Jade. Lisa’s brother and sisters are based on Jade’s siblings. Mimi is a character I used to write into my Yu-Gi-Oh! fanfiction.
What happened to your old webcomic, yaoi boi?
Ahahaha. Well, it’s still up on deviantART but I took it off the internet because I found it rather embarrassing. I am going to be remaking it at some point, under the name “Suiryo” (there’s a pilot page up on its website) but I really want to get a long way into BBB*RAVE before I venture back into making that.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments!
Yeah everyone knows but we don’t believe it
With the pain of a pop star you’re breaking my heart
Serena and Ben Fletcher were apparently happily married, and eventually Serena gave birth to identical twin sons.
However, it turned out that Serena had been flirting with an American over the internet for some time, and when released from the hospital, eloped to America – taking one of the twins with her. This twin was named Cameron.
Ben agreed to a divorce and brought up the other boy, Spencer. He never remarried, instead concentrating entirely on his career as a GP. Spencer worked hard at school and eventually enrolled in a London university to study Media with his best friend, an Irish boy his age named Roy Kavanaugh.
Serena and her new husband Evan Blake, on the other hand, enjoyed the profits of Cameron’s new-found fame as a pop-rock idol in their area. Cameron, more than willing to fulfil the stereotype, consistently gets drunk and doped, ending up in jail overnight and relying on his mother to bail him out – with his own money. He’s also managed to get a club barmaid pregnant, and the thought of commitment terrifies him…
Cameron decides to escape to England and meet his brother.
Full name: Spencer Alfie Fletcher
Birthday: 17th May
The main character, Spencer is a student of Media at Goldsmiths, University of London. He wears glasses and otherwise styles himself after the frontman of Lostprophets. Spencer is an excellent student, unlike his twin. He works part-time in the Oxford Street Apple Store. He has a thing for Asian girls. Spencer’s best friend is Roy, who he met on the internet.
Full name: Cameron Tyler Blake
Birthday: 17th May
Nationality: English (legal US American)
Cameron is Spencer’s twin brother. He lives in Las Vegas with his mother, Serena, and his stepfather, Evan. Cameron is a musical star and lives the reckless life of one. He has never met his brother, and he’s never shown any interest in the apparent “bookworm”.
Full name: Stevie Elizabeth Hitchcock
Birthday: 19th February
Stevie is fresh out of school, at 16 years old. She’s been accepted to a drama school in London for her prowess in the area. Stevie is part Chinese and great big Cameron Blake fangirl. As she has a crush on Cameron, she soon falls for Spencer (without realising the relation). She does not appreciate people calling her “Steve”. She has one sibling; a sister called Linzie.
Full name: Ruadh “Roy” Aodhán Kavanaugh
Birthday: 7th August
Roy is Spencer’s Irish best friend. He’s in the same class at the same university as Spencer. They met on the internet at age 14. Spencer has kept quiet about Cameron, and Roy feels his position as Spencer’s best friend is threatened as soon as Cameron arrives on the scene. Roy’s parents own a solicitor’s firm in Dublin. Roy has a younger sister by the name of Izzy.
Full name: Lisa Charlotte Ramsay
Birthday: 8th October
Lisa is a student of nursing. She is the third housemate of the house that she shares with Spencer and Roy, and is the one that selects Stevie as the final tenant of the house despite her financial shortcomings. Lisa treats Stevie as a younger sister, tries to convince Spencer that he’s gay, and keeps trying to hit on Roy. Lisa has a brother called Lowry and two sisters called Robin and Shauna.
Full name: Benjamin “Ben” James Fletcher
Birthday: 3rd December
Ben is the father of Spencer and Cameron, and ex-husband of Serena. He’s a doctor. He didn’t seem to be very affected by Serena moving away from him and demanding a divorce, devoting himself to his career and bringing up Spencer to the best of his ability. Ben has very little to do with Serena and Cameron. His sons inherited his short-sightedness.
Full name: Serena Ruby Blake
Birthday: 15th November
Serena is the mother of Spencer and Cameron. Serena is very tall and very beautiful, but also very selfish and self-centred. She met Evan online while she was pregnant with her twins and was enamoured by the idea of moving to the US. Besides, Ben was never the most exciting man on the planet. She thinks she did Ben a favour in leaving one of the boys with him.
Stevie when did you get so gorgeous.
Oh. Also, is that the Slender Man behind Roy in the last panel?
Well, that escalated quickly.