.ABOUT

.FAQ

  • WHO THE HECK ARE YOU?

  • my name's Nick, and I'm a 24-year-old guy that can be found in various places of the country at any given point. i'm in school in West Virginia, but i'm a South Jersey guy through and through.

  • SO, WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT?

  • .Gemini follows the story of Paladin Alda Keyes and his crew as they traverse the Galaxy. generic, perhaps, but it gets the job done for me.

  • I THOUGHT HE WAS "CAPTAIN" ALDA KEYES, NOT "PALADIN" ALDA KEYES.

  • very astute! actually, in the UPSA (United Planetary Systems Alliance), a Paladin is not a rank, it is an honorary title given to those who are chosen by the Consul. therefore, Alda's true rank is "Captain" of the .Gemini.

  • HOW DID YOU NAME YOUR CHARACTERS?

  • i'm a huge fan of the ol' TV show M*A*S*H. Gribniff is named after one episode when Klinger lets a korean child type on his typewriter; she ends up spelling "GRIBNIFF". Alda is, of course, named after Alan Alda, the actor who played Hawkeye and an awesome guy in general.

  • HOW CAN EYEOLA TALK?

  • Eyeola's brain is actually beneath his sclera; he's not hollow like our own eyes. the machine he sits in contains direct neural connections that hook to different areas of his cortex and allow him to produce sound and control the ship's various processes. most members of his species use rudimentary versions of the same thing, but that's for another mission :D

  • ARE YOU REALLY IN MEDICAL SCHOOL?

  • yup. so forgive me for the sporadic update schedule.

  • WHY DID YOU START A WEBCOMIC?

  • my much more creative brother and I have been drawing comics since we were in grade school. in fact, he's my inspiration for starting this comic. the actual history of .gemini dates back to about 7 years ago, when i was playing a lot of star wars games and resident evil 2 and wanted to create something original; back then, it was called "A.R.F." (anti-robot force). yes, it was awesome.

    around the time i started medical school, i was pawing through some old notebooks and found my old A.R.F. drawings, and because i wanted a stress reliever that didn't involve watching TV, i decided to start it back up (with a new name, .gemini).

  • WHY IS THE STRIP NAMED ".GEMINI"?

  • i wanted the name of a constellation, and gemini fit. yes, i am a gemini as well. the "." in front of .gemini is there because someone on smackjeeves already had a strip named "gemini".

  • COULDN'T YOU HAVE JUST PM'D AN ADMIN?

  • yeah, but, meh.

  • WHY DO YOU USE THAT WEIRD COLORING STYLE?

  • honestly, it's a huge time saver for me. coloring takes too long.

  • CAN I CONTACT YOU FOR (insert reason)?

  • sure! i'd love to hear from any readers out there. you can email me at cowboyhugbees@gmail.com, or send me a smackjeeves message, whatever suits you.

  • DO YOU ACCEPT GUEST STRIPS?

  • eff yeah. send me whatcha got and a link to your own comic/webpage. i'll post them in a special section that i have yet to put up.