So just what is The Skiffyverse?It’s a great big science fiction/fantasy universe of interconnected stories pulled from years and years of just coming up with ideas that I want to see. It’s a fun mash of stories covering giant robots, catgirls, steampunk detectives, bounty hunters, alien critters and whatever else is interesting to write about and draw.
It’s an unapologetic series of love letters to the Sci-Fi (Skiffy) movies and anime of 80s and 90s that I grew up with. Basically it’s comics and art, designs, animations, sprite art and maybe even some gamey stuff.
There are currently four parts to the Skiffyverse. There’s Blade Kitten, the story of a catgirl Bounty hunter called Kit Ballard and her adventures with a floating sword. Dirty Justice, a Blade Kitten spin off featuring Kit’s often rival and sometime team member, Justice Kreel. Mech Skin Enceladus, a mecha war story where the battlefield is the entire solar system. And finally Steam Breakers, Justice and Kit team up again but this time it happens to be in Victorian England.
Who is the Space Captain?A.K.A. Steve Stamatiadis. I actually make games for a living, going way back to the days of the Amiga. I’ve even won a few awards for them.
You might have played some of them Halloween Harry, Flight of the Amazon Queen, TY the Tasmanian Tiger, Blade Kitten… Or maybe you’ve heard of a little game called Star Wars: The Force Unleashed?
You might think that designing for all those would be enough of a creative release but no, I have to spend my spare time coming up with even more stuff! So that's why I make comics, to give those ideas someplace to live. Over the years I've made and self-published these stories into comics and even games.
Why a Patreon?It’s a great way to support creators like me while they’re working on their projects. Sure you can just wait and get the final product but it’s way more fun being part of the journey. Your support helps with all the material things that are surprisingly still an issue when you work digitally, like replacing a stylus or keeping software up to date. But having a paying audience is a huge incentive to keep things moving on. You’ll get first access to lots of behind the scenes art and process as well as getting to see every comic page before anyone else.
So on with the Show!