Welcome back! Your Indie Huntress has once again come to sweep you off your feet, and take you to the magical land of independent comics! Trust me, you'll be thanking me by the end. Today I am interviewing Thomas Savage, creator of a brand new comic, "The Anathema." Thomas currently has a kickstarter going for this comic, with some killer rewards.
You're multi talented in the arts. How did you into all of this?
I started drawing around the age of 10. I think some of the first really well drawn things I had done were some Jurassic Park dinosaurs. I was addicted to the praise and satisfaction I received from my peers and family. As I got older, I found myself creating art for myself. It's like being a god or a mother. You are creating something from some basic raw material and I get to bring something into the world that might out live myself.
You've been contracted at various points to design trading cards. What have been some of the projects you worked on?
In the last 5 years I've worked on everything from book covers to movie posters. My day job is a graphic designer. I've worked on licensed properties like Night of the Living Dead, Doctor Who and the Dalexs, and David Bowie's The Man Who Fell To Earth.
You're also a teacher for a local college, can you tell me more about what courses you teach?
I'm actually a substitute adjunct teacher. I cover nearly all aspects of media and creative arts programs. Courses include anything from life drawing to film editing.
What is Anathema about?
Boy, if that isn't the most important and hardest question to answer! In a nut shell, it's a futuristic science fiction horror fantasy, about a post war torn galaxy of aliens and humans. They're trying to recover, after an evil demigod known as Balam: The Enslaver. Nearly all life was destroyed, in an attempt to rule the universe through harnessing the powers of these 5 spirit Gods. During a huge battle at the peak of the Genesis War, a mysterious relic known as The Anathema was used to trap and banish Balam from this dimension. However, Balams army of Necrodians (resurrected dead aliens and humans) are forced to do his will. They are close to freeing their master from the Anathema so they can complete their quest to control the universe. The only hope is a small band of misfit survivors of the Genesis Wars. They must work together to destroy Balam completely, before he is freed from the relic.
What are some of the rewards backers can expect to see from this Kickstarter?
First and most importantly; the first issue. There are also a handful of rare sketch covers, T-shirt bundles, posters, digital comics, A necrodian zombie cameo of your likeness in the second issue, and even a chance to own all of the original line art from the first issue.
You can access the Kickstarter here: The Anathema Kickstarter
What are you hoping to accomplish with this story arc?
The best part about this series is, it's something new and fresh without being a recycled or rebooted accomplished series. As a fan boy, this is the kind of story I've always wanted to read. I want to pull my audience in; break their hearts, make them feel for these characters, and want to keep reading until the last issue.
What other projects are on the horizon for you?
Actually, I'm already penning a concept for a unique perspective on the Lucifer character and mythology. Keep your eyes open for that one in the next few years. I feel it is shaping up well.
I want to thank all the fans, friends and family that have supported my work and inspired me to keep creating. Without them I'd have no purpose and no one to share this work with. I love that I have something I can give to the world that I think a lot of people will really enjoy, and that is the best feeling I have ever felt.
You can follow Tom's comic, "The Anathema," on Facebook at: The Anathema
Also on his website at: Tom Savage Studios
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