Bratstreet is an online comic strip written and illustrated by Edward Justinen.
Those nice reading that make you smile and think !
Welcome Edward !
– Where do you come from ?
Sunshine Coast BC
– How old are you ?
– Influences ?
So many. Foxtrot, Garfield, Bloom County, Calvin and Hobbes to name the most prominent. Worked in Childcare for 20 years, and that’s the main inspiration for the strip.
– Art school or not ?
– Favorite digital art software ?
I only edit on my phone and use Snapseed and Sketch
– Your working method ?
Pencil and ink. I use Pigma Micron and Uniball Vision Elite pens
– What your webcomic is about, in a symbolic way, the hidden sense ?
It’s about the misconceptions we have about children and their way of looking at the world and the way we look at them.
– Tell us more about your main character, the hero !
Charli would be the ‘main’ Character, although all four children factor in pretty equally. Charli represents the frustrations, violence, anger, sadness and general negativity in us all, but through a lens of virtual perseverance. She doesn’t KNOW she’s any of these things, and the rest of the children serve as a foil to show consequences of acting out on those impulses.
– How do you see your future ?
I’d like to eventually self-publish. My goal is to share my work as widely as possible. Perhaps even bring in a side income one day.
– Your next goal ? To get to my 100th strip.
– Advices for beginners ?
Persevere. Even if things don’t seem to be going the way you want, keep at it. Draw a LOT.
– Your technical secret trick ?
I wish I had one. Using a circle template for the kids’ heads is about my only ‘secret’ although I only use it to pencil. I freehand ink after that. I find the imperfections of freehand inking gives them more personality.
– Where to find you Edward ?
Thanks to Edward Justinen, support his work !