The Legend of Zelda: True Courage
You wanna know something embarrassing? When I was a kid, Zelda boss battles used to scare me. It took a long time before I saw the fun in the challenge of the fight.
Sometimes though it’s the little acts of courage that make all the difference. Because standing up against King Dodongo taught me how to stand up against the other big scary fears of my life.
Next Week: Mario
Doctor Who: Regenerate!
I know regenerations are always made out to be sad moments as we say goodbye to a particular incarnation of The Doctor, but I can’t help but feel a little jealous.
Surely I can’t be the only one who, on difficult and stressful days, imagines burning away every drop of frustration and becoming somebody brand new and burden-free.
Next week: Zelda!
Pokemon: The Very Best
This comic is not just about training Pokemon.
This comic is for me when I think about my art; for my sister-in-law when she worries about her university studies; for countless others who wish that they could be better than anyone else at something.
At the end of the day, there is no meauring stick with any real meaning other than this: are we better at something today than we were yesterday, and what can we do to be better still tomorrow?
Next week: Doctor Who
When I was a kid, I identified with Spider-Man because backflips are cool and octopus men need to be punched.
When I was a teenager, I identified with Spider-Man because I knew how it felt to be the lonely, awkward outsider who never manages to fit in.
Now that I am grown and I have my own family, I identify with Spider-Man because I’m familiar with the burden of responsibility and sometimes having to do things that you don’t want to, simply because they need to be done.
Next week: Pokemon!
I can’t very well keep calling myself “Kotor” if I don’t occaisionally make a comic based on a Bioware game.
This here is my justification for why my Shepard went crawling back to his ex in ME3.
Hopefully there should be more comics on the way. I’m in a Tumbling mood for the first time in a while. Next up: Spider-Man!
My latest portfolio piece.
I’ve been working on this for way too long. Making some nice portfolio pieces has cut into my comic-making quite a lot lately. While I wish I could spend more time on it, I’m aware that I draw comics because I don’t have an unlimited attention span for stuff like this.
Eight years is a long time.
Exhibit A: first posted online on 21st February 2006.
Exhibit B: first posted online on 21st February 2014.
I’ve come a long way as an artist and a storyteller. I’d like to say a special thank you to all those who’ve supported, encouraged and inspired me as I’ve grown over the years.
Last week we did a convention! Woo!
We had a special book made called Almost Eden, which featured twelve comic pages about our married life from a post-apocalyptic perspective. Basically, since we got married last year, we’ve ignored all our friends and family and spent all our time together.
It’s been brilliant! It has at times genuinely felt like we’re the only two people alive. So we made a book about it.
These are some of my favourite strips from the book. Hopefully once we get a store I’ll be able to sell it…although we will need to order more copies as we completely sold out last wekekend.