About the author
Hello, I’m Maryne, I’m a 27 years old French traditional illustrator. You can recognize me online thanks to my little red-haired avatar who’s always wearing an oversized orange hoodie and fluffy pink socks. I’ve been a freelance artist since I was 18 years old, fresh out of high school! I did try University art courses before that but stopped after 2 or 3 months, I’ve never been a big fan of academic pressure, or the educational system as a whole.
For 8 years, I’ve been supporting myself by taking commissions and professional contracts here and there. However, there is not much demand for an artist who does everything with inks and watercolors in this industry nowadays, especially one with zero notions/skills in digital art, no higher-education, and no means to actually buy the supplies (drawing softwares, graphic tablets and good computers aren’t cheap y’all) or take courses for it to be honest. But my main goal has always been to become a comic artist and publish my own graphic novels, and nothing has ever made me stop working towards that.
My Dad built me my first watercolor palette out of an old metal Gitane cigarette box when I was a teenager, and I’m still using it to this day. As a kid, I’d spend all my free time doodling random bits and pieces of stories I didn’t have the words to simply write (I still have all of them taking the dust in giant boxes, probably in my parents’ attic). Before school, after school, during school, at night when i was supposed to be sleeping… I never stopped. When I was around 11 years old, I even drew a (very shitty) giant version of a character who became one of my main QD characters (that you haven’t met yet) on a wall at my parents’ house, she even kept the same name in the final QD draft! I’ll have to take a picture of it one day, can’t believe my parents never scrubbed it off
Quantum Disaster was born from all these little comics I doodled as a kid. I never could decide which of these stories to polish and fully adapt into a graphic novel, or simply commit to for the next few years of my life. That’s where my parallel fascination with dreams and quantum physics’ « Many-Worlds Theory » came into play. About 5 /6 years ago, I started connecting all these concepts together, with the excuse of the multiverse as the common link. I didn’t have to choose anymore, I could write and draw all these stories I was equally passionate about at once!
Getting to a place where I had enough free-time and financial stability to start building a website, buying the domain and just drawing Quantum Disaster was the real challenge. I’m still not fully there (please support me on Patreon), but however hard and tiring it might be, I’m overjoyed to finally have something to show for all my tireless work over the years! And before you ask: I didn’t want to make a Kickstarter for it, simply because I felt like I used up this card by crowdfunding my one-year-and-a-half roundtrip to Canada for another project a few years ago. I would have felt downright bad doing this again so soon. So, that’s that on that!
Anyway, Quantum Disaster is probably going to have a rocky start, but I do believe that I’m going to get better and better as time passes, and hopefully you’ll like my story and characters enough to stick with me -and them- until then!
Thank you for reading, and I hope you’ll enjoy Quantum Disaster! ♥
(ps: no but really, please support me on Patreon y’all I’m tired of eating eggs and rice)