Ground Control
by RedDwarfIV

Hey there, RedDwarfIV here.

I would like to start off by telling a little about myself. I am 16, in Secondary School, and going through my GCSEs. Truth be told, now may not have been the best time to start a web-comic. Nevertheless, I'm excited by the idea, and I'm putting a lot of work into it. I enjoy science-fiction, like movies and TV shows, and I enjoy picking holes in unrealistic plots or storylines. Of course, I fully expect people to come away from my site thinking 'well, that couldn't happen.', when they see some of the things I'm going to put in the comic. For instance, one of my characters is going to have used a teleporter system called a Matter Transport, which I wholeheartedly agree is a silly concept - aside from the matter of transferring someone's information, and what can happen if that goes wrong, I have a big concern with being atomised, copied, and being pasted somewhere else. I wouldn't use a teleport even if they did exist - which is a view one of my main characters will share.

RankAmateur is a big step for me, considering that it likely won't get a high readership any time soon, and neither is is helping me beyond my improving artwork. I'm not going to let that stop me. Far be it from me to tell myself what's a stupid thing to do when it could get good, so I'm going ahead with this. With two sketches already done, and the storyline for the entire first chapter in my head - not forgetting the humour which, despite being the really hard part for me, I think I've managed to pull off successfully so far.

I will of course have to deal with the buisness of 'looks like you did that on Paint', but Paint.NET is the only means I have to colour my work with. Whether or not my handdrawn work looks better or not, I think it has to have colour. Also, given my parents' scanner makes everything look pink and blocky, even taking pictures of my work with my 8.1 megapixel camera looks better. So, I'm making do with the materials I have. I'm currently building a buffer of work - the first chapter. Sorry if you see this site before anything goes up, its sad, but I wouldn't mind if you bookmarked before leaving for greener pastures.