The Grand Geeks of SDCC sit down with Andy Nordvall and Don Nguyen and talk about their Inktober project Siren’s Song. The gang talks about getting through the month, their working styles in that kind of environment, and how to overcome writers/artist block.
Pip grew up poor in the Caribbean- his father’s intermittent care leaving him little better than a street urchin scrounging to survive. Lost as collateral by his dad in a round of cards, Pip finds himself the newest, and lowest-ranking, member of a pirate ship, THE MOTTLED SWIFT.
About the Creators
Andy Nordvall is a graduate of the super-prestigious graduate screenwriting program at UCLA, where he won a UCLA Professional Program Screenwriting Award, UCLA Showcase, Screenwriting Expo Award, 3 Carl Sautter awards (for feature, TV drama, and sitcom), and was a finalist for the Humanitas and Slamdance.
He started his writing career as a journalist/critic for FLAGPOLE MAGAZINE, which published his series of essays on living and working in Chengdu, China. He has also produced original web content featured in Entertainment Weekly, BBC News, Variety, and FunnyOrDie, and currently writes the webcomic MY ROOMMATE, THE INTERNET.
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.