Brian first met LA by chance when he was selling comics at a local market stall. The two immediately hit it off straight away with a shared interest in, surprise surprise…COMICS! Specifically, indie comics and the less mainstream (which he still loves btw). At this point in time LA had already begun creating Abandon All Hope. After several more weekly market stall chats sharing and discussing their favourite comics, movies and TV shows they would eventually start catching up more regularly.
LA was drawn to Brian’s passion for art and his honest critique (no one like a yes man). It was because of this that Lucas started to share some of his scripts to Brian to read and give some honest feedback on. These Critiques and feedback soon turned to more substantial ideas and suggestions that would end up becoming part of the stories.
One night LA turned up as usual to Brian’s house with a script he had worked on a few years prior. It had always been a favourite of his and he thought it had some real potential. This would be a defining moment for Brian and LA. Brian devoured that script over and over. It became a bit of an obsession because, as it turns out, Brian had certain…life experience which lent itself to some of the characters and just like that, ideas on these characters and new possible story arcs began to consume him. Lucas saw this, he recognized it, Brian had caught writers fever! At their next meeting, he asked Brian if he would like to come on as a co-writer. Obviously, the answer was a resounding YES!
The next 12 months would fly by!
The writing sessions became more regular and longer, it was nothing to sit outside and write until the sun rose. And soon, that script LA would share with Brian on that fateful night would turn into a full blown graphic novel…The Other Side of Justice.
While The Other Side of Justice was being re-born LA was still working on Abandon All Hope, putting on the final touches while also starting a new and exciting project…Roundhouse Hooligans!
During this period, what was then known as Free Fall Productions Australia (what a mouthful) would become Free Fall Comics. Free Fall Comics went under a rebranding and Brian came on as co-owner.
That’s brings us to here, right now, a father of 2, still writing, still juggling full-time work, trying to squeeze every spare minute out of the day as he chases that dream, to write and create full-time, give up that “day job” and work towards making sure Free Fall Comics continues to grow to its full potential, not just an indie publishing company….a mother fuckin’ Empire!