Hello! My name is Joe and I would like to welcome you to The Pocalypse! This is my first attempt at webcomic-ing and blogging, so I’m looking forward to learning from and speaking with all of you awesome people :D
The Pocalypse is a flash webcomic about do-it-yourself superheroes who are trying to cope with post-apocalyptic life. Except it’s not not just apocalypse, it’s The Pocalypse!
A little about myself:
I’m a Canadian-Filipino, born in Spain and living in Japan. I’ve been happily married for a year and we have a little Joe or Joe-ette on the way (no, I will not name my child either of those). I also have a cat somewhere in my tiny Japanese apartment (probably under the bed).
I’ve been working in the game industry as a production artist for the last two years and I’ve been loving every minute of it!
I started The Pocalypse simply because I have a story to tell. Writing stories was my favourite thing to do as a kid and, unfortunately, as time went by and the weight of the adult world crushed my soul, I slowly lost the time and imagination needed to be a story-teller (a single salty tear, infused with sadness, runs down my cheek as I type that).
I went into Engineering as I entered the post-secondary world and hated it. Looking back, I know that I only made that potential career-choice to please others who were convinced that taking the “safe and comfortable” route was the way to live your life.
“Fuck it.” I said. I dropped out of college, got a job at my local donut shop (Tim Hortons for you Canadians) and started chasing my dream of becoming an artist. I took an art fundamentals course and began to learn how to draw. I was on my way.
Four years later, with a Game Design diploma on my resume, I started working in the game industry as a pixel artist.
And here I am now! Ready to start telling a story about not just apocalypse, but The Pocalypse! I’m sure we’ll get to know each other more and more as the comic/blog posts/forum discussions progress. Exciting!
Enjoy the very first scene – “It Begins”!