Below are some of the webcomics that we’ve created at TypodMary.
All the Growing Things
An elderly gardener fights monsters and cats, while trying to unravel a centuries old mystery that lies deep within the soil itself.
First book is finished
Second book is slowly coming out from hiatus
The Era of Great Wonders
The Era of Great Wonders is an original graphic novel by Jennifer and John Myers that tells the story the Giant Monster War from the point of view of the people who lived through it.
Updating on Mondays & Wednesdays
Terra-Farmers is the story of Tameris Smythe, a young man whose family is made up of genetically engineered explorers who have taken on the responsibility of turning desolate planets into habitable homeworlds, while never building a home for themselves.
Currently updating on Fridays
At the end of the world, a lone scavenger seeks a lost artifact hidden somewhere in the ruined cities, guarded by raiders and monsters.
Currently on hiatus
No, okay, that’s not a real answer, is it? I personally have always been interested in comic books. I wanted to be a comic book artist for a very long time, but I’ve never really felt that my art fits in with a lot of the mainstream art. (People tend to compliment me on my “old timey cartoon style”). I used to spend hours struggling to master that “traditional” comic book style that you used to see everywhere, but after a while it just stopped being fun or interesting to do. For a long while I gave up (attempting) drawing comic books, and concentrated on just design work and doing images for rpg games and things like that.
I started drawing webcomics a bit by accident. It was just something fun to do after a long day of work (this was before I went back to school). It became a way to discipline myself with regards to art, and even though I frequently don’t make my deadlines, it encouraged me to always be working on something art related.
After a while, webcomics became a pretty big motivator for me. They allowed me to be as creative as I would like, but also gave me a framework of sorts so that I didn’t just get overwhelmed and give up before starting anything. Drawing webcomics has helped me become a much faster painter and drawer – partly because I work digitally, so I know nothing is set in stone if I mess up, and partly because I know that out of five panels on a page, not every single panel has to be perfect. This also translates to traditional painting: not everything has to be perfect, and that if you are going to have any hope of meeting a deadline, you just have to get it done, regardless of how YOU think it looks. The majority of the time, no one will see the part that you hate. (Although, there are always exceptions to that – some people are extremely observant, and some people are just jerks. Some people are unfortunately both.)
The biggest reason that I draw webcomics is that it has given me a real sense of accomplishment, which emotionally speaking, is something that I think we can all use more often than not.