ABOUT THE COMIC
The Fantastical Adventures of Caspian the Sea-Devil is the story of a character who discovers a plot-important MacGuffin, and then some things happen! Also, there are some pirates.
This comic, like all comics, consists of written and drawn elements. The written element, the story, will be somewhat guided by my hand as the author. Mostly though, it will be the result of zillions and trillions of books, movies, videogames, TV shows, albums, magazines, websites, and other comics entering my brain, being processed and compiled by the unusual factory within, and emerging the other side transformed into what you see here. On the surface it may look like I’m “writing” the comic, in the traditional sense, but I make no effort to hide the fact that I’m really just manipulating, mutating, repurposing, and reinterpreting the countless stories that have come before mine. Hopefully I can reorganize the impossibly cluttered contents of the Culture Sponge I call a brain into a finished product that is interesting, exciting, fun to read, challenging at times, will make people think, and most importantly, will trick people into thinking that these were all my ideas.
The drawn element is mostly my effort to force myself to draw, design, etc, various things, over as long a period of time as I can manage, in order to force myself to actually improve in these areas. This is the reason the comic will look different between chapters, or even between pages in the same chapter. (Also it will probably look super different all the time because hey I’m not actually very good at drawing etc). I don’t want to find the particular “look” or “style” that will be best suited to the comic- instead, I want to try on as many styles and experiment with as many techniques as I can think of, in an effort to learn as much as possible. Hopefully as a side effect I will produce during this process a comic which is visually interesting and never gets aesthetically boring or preditable. But maybe that won’t happen! Who knows yet where this is going. Not this guy, is for sure.
Oh, one more thing. The comic, since it is about greedy, unpleasant, violent criminals on the high seas, will contain some mature content, mostly in the form of cartoonishly excessive violence and creative use of profanity. It is not recommended for people at the far ends of the bell curve of maturity.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patrick Lee wasted his childhood reading comics and playing videogames, and intends to waste his adulthood making videogames and writing comics. In this respect he is off to an admirable start. If you see him on the street, please offer him food or money, he is desperate. He lives in Toronto.