The Amok Bros.:Our interview with Jim Kersey!
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The Amok Bros.:Our interview with Jim Kersey!

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Jim Kersey is not a robot, but he likes to play with.

His co(s)mic The Amok Bros. seems to say: Let’s back in time to see what the future looked like, when Aliens and Robots was a romantic uchronia.

Lo-Fi and high talent. Jim Kersey is on orbit.

Hi Jim, welcome on Art Of Webcomics!

– Where do you come from ?
Corpus Christi, TX, US. It was a pretty quiet place, I didn’t find out it had a comic book store until I got to high school.

– How old are you ? ( tell it or not !)
48?  It’s not something I think about much… until my knees hurt.
– Influences ?
Geof Darrow, The Pander Bros., Wallace Wood, Edward Gorey, Gary
Larson, Bill Griffith, Jacek Yerka, etc.

– Art school or not ?
I had good intentions but no money. Mostly I copied out of art books and comics.
– Favorite digital art software ?
Clip Studio Paint, Procreate. I’m really loving the iPad Pro.
– Your working method ?
Generally a lot of blue mechanical pencil on index cards to lay things
out, I tend to draw pretty small. If I’m inking with pens I use
synthetic brush pens and Microns. If I’m doing digital stuff I’ll use
my iPad and Clip Studio Paint or Procreate.

– What your webcomic is about, in a symbolic way, the hidden sense ?
I’d say it’s like Flash Gordon without a Flash Gordon. The Amok Bros.
despite their best efforts, aren’t the main characters, they’re just
at the right places at the right times. See also: Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern are Dead.
– Tell us more about your main character, the hero !
Frank and Ted are robots. Ted wears khakis, sensible loafers, and
a shirt and tie. Frank is, well, nude. They are the only known
survivors after a virus caused the other robots from their product
lines to turn against one another in spectacularly violent ways.

– How do you see your future ?
I’m not really thinking that far ahead.
– Your next goal ?
Finish issue 3, start the next chapter. My kids are old enough to
start asking me when I’m going to make more comics, but not quite old
enough to help with production.
– Advices for beginners ?

If I were speaking with a younger version of myself: Learn anatomy,
make some gesture drawings, take some classes. Don’t just copy what
other folks are doing, deconstruct it to see how it was put together.

– Your technical secret trick ?
I don’t know, I feel like everything I do is pretty normal 🙂
– Favorite quote ?
“Ship it.”
– Your social links and website ?

A bunch of thanks to Jim Kersey!