Professor Elemental Comics is a comics anthology series filled with short, whimsical tales of adventure, centring around a mad Victorian scientist/explorer/inventor/drinker of tea named Professor Elemental.
Professor Elemental is also (in the real world) a chap-hop rapper, who pens songs about tea and trousers, and has achieved international fame and recognition through his YouTube hits Cup of Brown Joy and Fighting Trousers. I approached the Professor to discuss the creation of a comic about his character, having established that he was also a lover of comic books and shared my enthusiasm for the medium.
I volunteered to write the stories and edit the comic, liaising with artists and speaking to printers. From there, the project has grown exponentially – Issue #1 was 24 pages long and contained 3 stories, all written by me, with some extra bits and pieces. Issue #2 reached 56 pages in total, featuring 5 stories written by me and several by guest writers. Issue #3 is currently under construction and will be around 90+ pages long, featuring an even larger number of exceptionally talented writers and artists.
My collaborations with the Professor have also extended out beyond the anthology comics themselves, and we are currently in the planning stages of several multimedia (comics/music/video) projects utilising the Professor’s character.