I've been meaning to write an Indie creators series of articles that spotlight the many talented creators that are out there making comics against all odds and I feel deserve our attention. A few people have asked me "why would you give another artist a spotlight on your website? They're gonna take your readers!" My short answer is No they won't, my long answer is it ain't about me, it never was about me and it never will be about me; we're all in this together. Hopefully creators see me writing about them and their books and we'll get to know each other, hopefully become friends and hopefully help each other out. There's room for everyone. With that said, let's talk to the talented Dan Borges!
When did you get the idea for SOLO?
-The Armageddon theme has intrigued me since I was a child, and I think the idea of this Graphic Novel has been conceived over the years! But just two years ago I was able to organize all the ideas and start the project.
What is the creative team behind your comics?
So far I've been doing everything myself. Script, ink and colors.
What is the premise behind SOLO?
-I love Sci-Fi movies, mostly post apocalyptic theme and always wanted to write comics about it. There are many movies about zombie apocalypse, nuclear wars; but very few about the classic biblical apocalypse. What happened after the great war between heaven and hell? That's what "SOLO" is all about.
How many issues do you plan on producing?
-Well, because I do all the work myself, the production time is quite long and sometimes tiring; but it's worth seeing the project ready after all that work.
Will SOLO be a long series or a miniseries?
-SOLO is a Graphic Novel divided into two chapters only.
-I believe that each passing year the number of online readers is growing. There are a lot of people on the internet looking for new stuff, and this includes comic book lovers! We are in the digital age, after all; but I would love to have my work published in the traditional way. I am open to it, and in fact looking for publishers at the moment.
How do you separate from the thousands who publish your books every year?
-As I said before, I'm also a movie lover. And one thing I miss sometimes, is more cinematic language in comics. With the exception of some masters such as Alan Moore and Garth Ennis, this kind of thing is mostly seen in Japanese manga. And that is exactly what is very present in my comics. Reading SOLO is like watching a NETFLIX series, if you know what I mean.
So where can fans read or get their own copy of SOLO?
- So far only on my website.
What comes next for SOLO?
-Well, maybe a deluxe edition in bookstores. Maybe a movie! Who knows?
Are you currently working on other projects?
-Yea. A new Graphic novel is already being produced. It's called "Corazon" and it's about a mother who lives in a small Mexican town called Iztapalapa. It's a police tale with a lot of drama and action, some psychological stuff too. I am very excited about this new project.
Anything else you want to share with us?
It is a great pleasure to talk to you all and share a little of my career. Look for www.auroracomicsuniverse.com There you can download both SOLO chapters, enjoy some arts in the gallery and see some teasers of upcoming projects. Check it out!