○ I've stopped trying to upload a page of Monday calmic every week.
○ I've stopped trying to upload a finished Friday calmic every week.
○ Re-thinking my schedule to allow for more time on scripting.
Q: Who are you REALLY?
A: Troy Walton, a very reserved millenial, living near Toronto, Canada.
Q: How can you be contacted?
A: Email preferred over Discord or Twitter:
Q: What tools do you use to make these comics?
A: "I draw on the computer"
Q: How long does it take to write & draw these comics?
- Hardware: HUION WH1409 Graphic Tablet, 2 monitor setup.
- Software: FireAlpaca, PureRef, Photoshop CS6.
A: The color-sparse comics took a day or two. The ones building to a graphic novel length take weeks, months, even years, if you include coming up with the idea(s).
Q: Any inspirations particular to comics?
A: How I plan my comics is based on thinking about how these ones were made:
Q: What's your favorite media?
- The Perry Bible Fellowship - Nicholas Gurewitch
- Virus Comix - Winston Rowntree
- Hunter x Hunter - Yoshihiro Togashi
- Watchmen - Dave Gibbons & Alan Moore
A: "My Top 10 Most Impactful..." (this sentence is a link)
Q: Do you take commissions?
A: I don't. If I ever become a much faster draftsman, I'll reconsider.
Q: Any advice for fellow aspiring creators / visual artists / storytellers?
A: Stop caring if your work makes you look bad. Make it anyway, but consider who
it is for, and make it difficult for people who it's not for to come across it.
Q: Whyyy are you working on a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fanfiction?
A: I was deep into ponies from 2012 to 2016, and outlined the story back then. It's the perfect project to "learn how to make a graphic novel" with. A lot of my story projects are just shy of being fanfiction, to be honest. I have original works planned too... They're development takes much longer.
Q: Are you going to finish a whole story before moving on to future ones?
A: Nope! Every story project is made of chapters. When I complete a chapter of one story, I'll move onto a chapter of a different story. This will mean a long hiatus within each series, but a promise that every story I'm passionate about is certain
to have it's first chapter debut this decade 2020-2030.
Q: You don't upload anymore (since April 2020)?
A: Covid lockdown burnout, partly. I never got sick, but my self care was dropping, so I had to spend less time grinding out comics I wasn't hyper enthusiastic about. I've STILL been making comics and drawing illustrations, but it's all been hyper-personal schizo-NSFW stuff that will never see the light of day under my real name. Ya know Goya's black paintings? Well I've done NOTHING BUT black paintings since the lockdown. My mental health has improved dramatically, so I'll be uploading calmics again in 2021.
Q: How can I support you (if I don't know you in real life)?
A: From most preferred to least:
- 1) Make Fanart. Make Fanfiction.
- 2) Share my comics with other people.
- 3) Leave a comment somewhere on this website.