Cthulhu Williams In the world of independent comic book publishing, the one thing you have to make certain of is to spread the word, have a plan in place, and make sure you have the necessary attributes to carry out the tasks ahead. One such person who's more than up for the task is my mate Tim. Here Tim, tell us about your great comic book, Cthulhu Williams.

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1) What are your own origins, Tim?   Basically, I’m a fictional character that originated as an Internet meme created by my parents. Before my home planet exploded, my parents prepared to shoot me to Earth in a small experimental drone plane. As I was being launched I was horrified and traumatized as I watched my parents murdered by a mugger with a gun. Upon reaching Earth’s atmosphere, the experimental drone plane exploded in mid-air and I was hurled into the freezing waters of the North Atlantic. I went into suspended hibernation and decades later I was found by a farmer and his wife who raised me to use my powers for good instead of evil.

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2) What inspired you to create, ‘Cthulhu Williams’?   I have to be honest, I attribute my interest in creator owned comics from Eric Powell’s The Goon. But never thought it happened in Australia. Then I met Darren Close. His creator owned comic is an unapologetically Australian book called Killeroo. But even he lives in one of Australia’s biggest cities, where as I live in little old Canberra. So, of course, he has the resources of the big city behind him. No way could Small Town Tim do that!

Then I met Ryan K Lindsey of Dark Horse’s Negative Space fame. This man lives in my town. Once I met this guy I realized I didn’t have any more excuses. I realized I should take my characters and actually try and do something with them. And so here we are.

3) In your own words how would you describe this story?   This comic is really just about introducing the main players and setting up their world. This is all about just dipping your toe into paranormal Australia and introducing the people who try and protect us from the things that go bump in the night.

4) What song would you say best represents this comic and why?   Wow! That’s a tough (but great) question. I’d have to say “It’s Time” from Evil Dead: the Musical. It’s fun and chaotic and just a little bit violent. Just like me…

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5) If you could get a celebrity – either living or dead – to promote your wares, who would you choose, and why would you want to choose this particular person?   Business-wise? The Kardashians. That family can sell anything. Fanboy-wise, I would love to have Guillermo del Toro on board. Love that guy’s work. He is such an inspiration to me. 

6) What have you learnt about yourself through this endeavour?   That I know absolutely nothing. 

7) During your time in this field, what is the one thing that has kept you in good stead?   Surrounding myself with awesome people, and getting rid of toxic people, be they family, friends, whatever. Life is too short to waste on people who crush your mental health.

8) If ‘Cthulhu Williams’ had a motto, what would it be?   Chill out, don’t be so serious, and get sh*t done.

And on that note, I'd like to thank Tim for telling us about his comic book, Cthulhu Williams, before directing you towards his facebook and twitter pages. 


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