Tyler talks to Don Nguyen who has an amazing new comic that is 136% backed on Kickstarter now called Pablo the Gorilla!
Thanks for joining! Why are we here? I’m looking to print my first fully creator-owned, written and drawn comic, Pablo the Gorilla! It’s definitely been a labor of love but, more so, it’s a comic about journeys.
This first issue is 16 full-color pages of main story. That story? It follows the journey of an albino, cyborg gorilla that delivers pizza and just wants to live his life. However, the government has other plans for their former pet project gone AWOL. Not to mention, a mysterious figure from his past plans on taking a stab at reuniting with our protagonist.
Additionally, there will be 4 pages that cover the journey of Pablo’s creation. I hope this bonus content will inspire others looking to make comics by giving an inside look at the genesis of a character (including unfortunate moments that are rarely shared).
If you love comics, especially in the indie spirit of Ninja Turtles, Tank Girl, Usagi Yojimbo and the Crow, I think you’ll dig this project. If you remember Mighty Joe Young or like when everyone was a cyborg in 90s comics, this is definitely for you!
Support the Kickstarter HERE!
Don Nguyen is a UCLA alum and Los Angeles-based freelance illustrator. He runs a daily sketchblog called “Nguyening It!” that follows the course of his career and development as an artist since leaving the RAND Corporation. He has done commercial illustration, sculpture work, storyboarding, character designs, concept work, comics, and is probably best known for needle-felting a Star Wars AT-AT (as seen on BoingBoing.net under his etsy moniker “famished”) and basket-weaving a Sherman Tank that sat atop a grass cube as part of a collaboration for the old Sunset Boulevard Art Park. In addition to Siren’s Song, Don just released his mini-comic The Adventures of Jupiter the Space Pug, his first sketchbook and is currently working on a couple creator-owned projects.