Christian Beranek, I’m so happy to talk to you! Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?
Hiya Lela, thanks for chatting with me! I’m a comic book writer who has been working in the business for over a decade now. I got my start in publishing, was a producer at Disney and now do writing fulltime.
You’ve got some really cool stuff going on right now. Tell us a little bit about The Webcomic Factory and Post Apocalyptic Nick
The Webcomic Factory is a site I co-founded with Tony DiGerolamo. We run new webcomics every day of the week including Saturday and Sunday. Some of the comics are one offs whilst others are continuing stories which we later collect into book form. Of the latter we had recent success on Kickstarter with Post Apocalyptic Nick. That story is about a hipster sales guy who wakes up — and the world has ended. Over the course of the adventure he realizes he has the last working iPhone. When other survivors find out he becomes a very wanted man.
You also have a more personal project going called Validation. Can you tell us about where that comes from and what your hopes for the project are.
Validation is about Ally, a trans girl doing her best to live a fulfilling day-to-day life. I wouldn’t say the comic is autobiographical but it is inspired by many things I’ve experienced. I had the idea for a few years and even wrote the first fifteen scripts or so. It wasn’t until I met artist Kelci Crawford online that the project really took off.
My hope is to see how far Kelci and I can take it. We’re steadily building an audience and their support fuels us to keep creating for as long as the story feels fresh.
What can we expect from you in the future?
I just plan on working on projects I find enjoyable and rewarding. I definitely want to create more comics. I’m also working on a series of fantasy novellas and some short stories. I have also thought about directing one day down the road. And when I have the time and money I want to complete work on an album I’ve been toiling on for many years now.
Where can people find you and your work?
Thanks for talking with me! ~ Christian