How It All Started

FK_Tails_01Fuzzy Knights is where I first started taking myself seriously as a writer and has earned a special place in my heart. Heck, I keep it alive with my logo and use the main character's name as my handle in online games and websites. I even slip in easter eggs into my stories now and then.

Fuzzy Knights was a photography-based comic (a style sometimes referred to as Fumetti or Photonovel). The story was a combination of Toy Story, Knights of the Dinner Table, and Discworld all rolled into one.

It had a small but dedicated fanbase (including the late Gary Gygax) and ran as a regular strip in the magazine for years, but it was the web-based online strips that had the biggest impact.

Over the course of a year, I had to pump out at least two strips a week, all part of an overarching story.  So while I was having fun posing stuffed animals for the camera, I was actually learning what it took to be a writer, planning ahead, keeping to a schedule, and treating it seriously instead of a lark.

While I no longer do the comic, I still keep my hand in writing for the magazine, and the online archive is still available on Kenzer and Company's website.

Bear in mind, I created this in the early heyday of webcomics, and my technical abilities were limited.  I went through an evolution of cameras over time, so the quality starts off pretty bad, but eventually gets better and more ambitious.

If you're interested, I suggest starting with Story One and going from there. If you've ever played a roleplaying game like Dungeons and Dragons before, I suspect you'll get a chuckle out of it.

(NOTE: Fuzzy Knights is no longer viewable online... but it might not be the end of the story!)