This is “Went to Tell Somebody,” where I spotlighted different cool independent comic book series based on submissions from the indie comic book creators themselves via a set Q & A with the creators themselves. Essentially, the creators speak for their own work and “Went to Tell Somebody” will give them a place to do so!
This is an ongoing weekly feature, so if you would like to see your work spotlighted, as well, there’s no time limit or anything like that. So you can submit at any time. It’s not a first come/first serve thing, ya know? Click here for the current submission guidelines.
Today, we look at Cameron Davis’ ongoing all-ages humor title, Rose.
What is your comic about?
Cameron Davis: Rose is a fun, all-ages comic about food and friendship. Mostly about the food, to be honest. It stars the world’s hungriest redhead (Rose) and her friends and family who are carried along her latest tasty adventures. It’s part Pippi Longstockings, part Anne of Green Gables, part Archie, all mixed together with some special ingredients to keep it fresh.
What made you choose to use the comic book medium for this story?
Cameron Davis: I love comics. I can’t imagine ever not making comics. I grew up reading comics like Archie and Spider-Man before spending my days working in the neighborhood comic shop instead of going to high school. Even during that period I spent my spare time making terrible mini-comics, and then much later on as an adult got into making webcomics. Now I’m returning to my roots with Rose. I love how, with comics, I can make all these stories by myself instead of relying on a team of 20-40 people to make a video game or TV show or whatever. (Been there, done that!)
What aspect of your comic are you most proud of?
Cameron Davis: I love how easy it is for people to relate to Rose. We all know (or are) someone like Rose and I also love how I can just hand someone a comic I made and they can enjoy it right away. There’s no complex back story, no messy continuity, and no restrictions to entry – just take a bite and enjoy.
What’s the one piece of philosophy and/or advice that has informed your comic book work the most?
Cameron Davis: Draw every day!
Since this is “Went to Tell Everybody,” tell everybody about another current comic book series that you would like other people to know more about.
Cameron Davis: I really love my pal Jason Conlan’s webcomic mrjcomics.com about wrestling, pop culture, and TV shows that nobody’s heard of in over 50 years.
Again, you can purchase Rose at Cameron’s website here.
And of course, once again, if you’re interested in seeing YOUR independent comic book spotlighted in this feature, click here for the current submission guidelines.
I missed last week, so I’ll probably do two installments this week.
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