Introducing Oliver and Trouble
Introducing Oliver and Trouble
The voices in your head punch, bite and claw their way into your heart. Buckle up for misadventure!
The voices in your head punch, bite and claw their way into your heart. Buckle up for misadventure! Read more
IT'S TRUE! THE VOICES IN YOUR HEAD ARE REAL! Oliver and Trouble are two zany beings that represent the "little angel" and "little devil" on your shoulder "helping" you make decisions. Some might call them your conscience. They are always trying to outdo the other and often get so wrapped up in their own that they forget the mayhem that they create for us...so, it's kind of like watching a train wreck, but in a way that makes it easy to enjoy.
This comic is a way of sharing all of the unusual situations that I seem to get into, think up or overhear in my day-to-day life. I take real world locations, and carefully insert these two troublemakers in comic form into those photos to create a uniquely original look...like "Who Framed Rodger Rabbit", but with an infinite landscape of real locations. I conceptualize, write, design, layout and publish every comic on my own, and while it's a very time consuming process, I truly love to share the comical things that come out of my head. It's a highly satirical method of keeping myself grounded and between the lines.
As a means of sharing, I often ask readers to give me a story from their own lives and photographs from wherever they are in the world as a means to help give back for all their support. I plan on some simple merchandising and at least one printed book of the collective comics thus far and then one more every year as a time-capsule of the craziness that is my life. I've recently published my 80th weekly strip and readership is gaining every week! I'd sincerely appreciate the opportunity to continue developing these characters for the enjoyment of my readers, but also as a form of therapy. Believe me when I tell you, you've never a seen a crazier stream of consciousness...and with Oliver and Trouble at the proverbial wheel of the thoughts in my head, you don't want to miss the moment when that train goes off the rails!
Live, love and laugh.
Risks and challenges
Essentially, I'm trying to build a means to communicate with a wider audience and help inspire other people to see the satirical side of life through a weekly comic series. Equipment upgrades, software licensing and time are all expensive, even in the world of comics...and I'm not above letting it be known that I am truly a "starving artist" who creates out of love for the craft of storytelling. While your money is invested with Oliver and Trouble, there truly is no risk because I'm going to make the comic either way... but the benefit of stoking that inner creative fire and investing in the challenge to make people laugh a little in a world full of nightmarish evil...I'd like to think that we're a little light bulb in the darkness guiding people from fear and sadness to one moment of simply joy at every opportunity.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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