Meet the Project: Mirror/Mirror comic starring Tabitha Stevens … and YOU!
Today we sat down and talked with Andrew Zar, the founder and owner of Darkbrain.com. Darkbrain.com is an independent studio which produces comics with no restrictions on content (ie censored). We get the inside scoop on their Offbeatr project, Mirror/Mirror.
How would you describe your project in 2 sentences?
Mirror/Mirror is an adult graphic horror novel starring adult film star Tabitha Stevens. Our Offbeatr campaign is an unique opportunity to put yourself IN the comic as a main or side character.
How did you get started doing XXX comics? What was the inspiration?
I wanted to tell some dark and sexy stories that have been haunting my brain for years… but not be limited by the mainstream, heavily censored comic industry or fall into the trap of “lightweight porn comics” either. There just is not much comic material out there for adults who like both sexy and deep stories - we aim to change that.
What makes your comics different from other comics out there?
Unlike many other adult comics, DarkBrain comics are focused on the story itself - each comic series is a complete novel written by experienced writers and editors. DarkBrain also utilizes talented people of many races and genders for a deeper experience. For example, it opens some people’s eyes (or challenges their sexist thoughts) to realize that female writers can get into the “dirt” and kick as much ass as the male writers do. DarkBrain is also a fully independent studio and shoves the middle finger up to the prevailing censored comic book industry.
How long does it take to make one of your comics? How many people are normally involved?
The process is intense and takes years for each story. Typically a dozen people are part of each comic series from writers, editors, pencillers, inkers, colorists, letterists, assemblers and in some comics also voice, sfx, and music.
How are you able to attract well known adult actresses to collaborate on your projects?
This campaign will allow us to create up to 12 additional short stories to flesh out some of Brenna’s (our cursed dominatrix) past. There are many juicy and interesting experiences to showcase here, also influenced by the reward winners in the campaign itself.