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What kind of catastrophe occurred?/How did the world end?/What is “The Incident”?
While I can’t get into what the catastrophe itself was exactly just yet because I feel like it would give things away, I’ll try and explain a little bit of the background. As seen in chapters three and six, the US was involved in a war in the Middle East, and following that, there was a lot of conflict among the civilians and returning soldiers at home over laws relating to things like gun control, personal firearms, and rights in general. The world at large, and at “home” were both pretty divided and it led to a lot of strange things happening. The catastrophe itself is pretty directly related to things going on in America at that time, though I’m not getting into exactly what happened just yet. Think along the lines of a modern-day Civil War.
What are the Chios?
The Chios are a species-turned-culture of genetically engineered creatures. You can read more about them on this page.
What is a Messenger?
Messengers are basically the “soul” of a person who has died before they could complete some critical task while they were alive. Luke explains this in Chapter 11, and you can read a bit more about them on this page.
How do you make the comic?
I draw it all out on paper, then ink the outlines with Speedball Super Black ink (using a brush or pen) and add color using watercolors. Then I scan the page into my computer, add text and any extra effects with Photoshop. You can read a little more about my process here, and there are a few videos I’ve made while working on comics on my YouTube channel.
Ask a Question
Got questions? Get them answered by posting in the forum, sending me an e-mail at bug [at] messenger-comic.com, or via Twitter @radio_chio! You can also Ask A Chio on Tumblr for an in-character response from a Chio.