It was a cold and dreary comic convention in November complete with winter storm warning and I happened to stumble upon artist and writer Asia Dye. Her vibrant and original art immediately jumped out at me. I was completely drawn in by her bold color stories and striking line work. I rushed to her table and immediately got into her business, like I do. Her comic is Project:AEGIS and I learned she co-writes it with her very long time friend and partner Ve’Amber D. Miller. I love their story as much as I love this comic and I have a sneaking suspicion our readers here on Sugar Gamers will as well.
Couples working together is often seen as some sort of taboo. How do you two make it work?
Ve’Amber D. Miller: We don’t have kids, but for us working on this comic together is like raising a baby. Or we like to think so. Its something we created together and we both put in the equal work to help it grow.
Asia Dye: Because we’re both co-creating this comic together, we also have to learn how to, sort of, compromise with each other on certain characters, plot points and sometimes character designs. We also take turns in doing proper research for some of the characters that we’re working with so that we can represent each character properly. So, this is truly a team effort and it’s exciting.
What are some comics or other mediums that have inspired you as creators?
AD: I borrowed a lot–if not all my influences from anime and manga. Yoshihiro Togashi (Yu Yu Hakusho, Hunter x Hunter), Tite Kubo (BLEACH), Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto/Boruto), Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk) , Hiromi Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist), and Takeshi Obata (Death Note, Bakuman)…there’s more to this list but these are the artists that I tried to mimic a lot in the past and I still hope to become as great as they are.