Future Primitive - CoverHave you ever wondered how humankind was able to evolve from a primitive race of savages to a bunch of silly sods? I have, quite often in fact, and so has my mate Kevin, Kevin Gunstone, who created the following comic book based on this very subject. Kev, it's now over to you, pal...

1) What are your own origins, Kevin?   I initially got hooked on comics when I was 9 years old, and since then, I created them at school with my friends as well as for a number of notable publishers, such as Marvel and Image Comics. But within recent years, I've generally worked on my own ideas (which I tend to prefer).

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2) What inspired you to create, ‘Future Primitive’?   
I started to develop 'Future Primitive' as soon as I began to write again, having taken a 7-year break to DJ in Brighton, and occasionally, London and Ibiza. In all fairness, I'm a big fan of weird, science-fantasy adventures with a cosmic twist, and I wanted to create an imaginative, epic world, that reflected my love of Kirby, myths, legends, cave art, and mankind's primitive ancestors

3) In your own words, how would you describe this story?   Essentially, 'Future Primitive' is a science-fantasy epic adventure that's set on a timeless Earth, with a lot of big ideas that are rather unique. In fact, I struggle to think of anything else it can really be compared to! The story features Kulkan, the King of the Neanderthal Skybearers, and his desperate battle to preserve both his civilization and the all-powerful energy source his tribe worship as a God. There's more to it than that, though, as the story also looks at the origins of this world, the Skybearer race, and their strange cosmic religion.

4) What song would you say best represents this comic and why?   To answer this question I would like to pick a tune from Santana's 'Caravanserai' album, entitled, perhaps unsurprisingly, 'Future Primitive', because it's a heady brew of ethnic drumming mixed with disturbing chants and voices and unsettling sounds and chords that create an atmosphere that allows the mind to wander... 

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?   I'd like to choose the late, great, Max von Sydow because his stentorian voice added instant gravitas to whatever he appeared in.  

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6) What have you learned about yourself through this endeavor?   
Even though I generally enjoy working as part of a team, especially when producing comic books, I'm still a lone wolf. So what has stood out for me, personally, is to not be too shy when asking for assistance, and I must say, that I've been pleasantly surprised by the response and help I've received.

And on that note, I'd like to thank Kevin for telling us about his comic book, 'Future Primitive', before encouraging you to check out his Facebook, Twitter, and Kickstarter pages.


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