ZiMo23 Interview: Joseph Chambers
Joseph Chambers is raising funds for Wældæg on Kickstarter. You can find other projects by them on itch.
Q: Easy question first: Give us the elevator pitch of your project. Tell us about it in two sentences or less.
A: Wældæg is a micro-setting zine about dark age explorers sailing North, passed a melting glacier and into a misty sea filled with strange archipelagos. The islands are littered with strange creatures and the ruins of an advanced and ancient civilization.
Q: Is this your first ZineMonth project or have you done it before? If it's your first, talk a bit about what inspired you to give it a shot this year. If you've done it before, what's something you've learned from previous crowdfunding projects that you may be doing differently this time, or, if you're not doing anything differently, talk a bit about your previous projects.
A: I've done one before. What I've learned from the last one is to tidy up layout a bit. I had a lot of whitespace in the last project, which left a lot of space to be used. I'm trying to put more content in this one and really striving to have a little less (but not too much less haha) white space.
Q: Finally, tell us something about your current project that really excites you but the average backer may not be aware of. Maybe a twist to an old trope, a new way of presenting something, or maybe just something you've never tried before that you're using this as an opportunity to try out.
A: I'm excited for the biomechanical grafts and additions the characters can receive from the alchemical/surgical laboratories left over by the ancient civilization referred to only as the First. The idea of an anglo-saxon stumbling around with a biomechanical gun-arm that spits bloodied bits of bone harvested from their own body is neat to me and I'm excited to see if other people might think it is too!