R:ILPERSONA Webcomic : Behind The Starlight City Project !
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R:ILPERSONA Webcomic : Behind The Starlight City Project !

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As The Starlight City Project is the writer

and creator of the amazing webcomic series R:ILPERSONA

(Pronounced “Are” “il” “Per-sewn-ah”),

R :ILPERSONA  is a team effort :

Masterfully drawn by JM Valenzuela, and colored/lettered by Ludwig Sacramento.

Hi Shaun !

– Where do you come from ?

I come from a weird state named New Jersey, under the smog filled skies of the northeastern United States.

– How old are you ? ( tell it or not !)

Um, i was born in the 80s ;-D

Influences ?

Writers who influenced me either by their method of writing and or inspiring me to create comic books: Dwayne McDuffie, Hiroaki Samura, Christopher Priest, Denny O’Neil, Denys Cowan, Nobuhiro Watsuki, Peter Laird/Kevin Eastman, Yoshihiro Togashi, Chuck Dixon, Stan Lee, Akira Toriyama, Joe Kelly, i can go on forever honestly. American superhero comics and Japanese action battle manga pretty much laid the foundation for me as a writer.

– Art school or not ?

Nope, I’m just a writer. I did go to and graduate from college though.

– Favorite digital art software ?

Whatever JM and Ludwig use.

– Your working method ?

I usually come up with story ideas when I’m doing something that has nothing related with comic creating. Then I write down the idea, then I flesh it out in paragraph form, them i create an outline, and then I write the script. I then revise it meticulously until it’s time to give it to the guys to draw. For R:ILPERSONA though, most of this story was written out back in 2006 but I come up with new ideas and characters all the time to fit in the story.

– What your webcomic is about, in a symbolic way, the hidden sense ?

R:ILPERSONA is a story about what lies behind the “mask” of the human personality, and the true nature of humankind.

– How do you see your future ?

Hopefully writing and creating R:ILPERSONA for the next decade along with my other series I have in production…and of course, doing it as a full time job 🙂

– Your next goal ?

Publishing my next series, which will be done in strictly graphic novel book format, a cyberpunk/mystery/fantasy mash up series. Hopefully I can debut the first short story that leads up to it this year, and next year launch the first book!

– Advices for beginners ?

Stay consistent with whatever you set your mind to doing. I’ve been self publishing my own comic for almost two years now, and the one thing that irks me is seeing talented people, people with talent that I wish I had myself, come out with a really awesome comic and they just lose focus or drive and just drop it. If you want to really do something, no matter what it is, it takes sacrifice, work and dedication.

– Your technical secret trick ?

Coffee, man. lots of coffee.

Thanks to Shaun !