Interview with webcomic Fried Chicken and Suhsi creator Khalid Birdsong. APE 2011 (the Alternatve Press Expo) allowed me the opportunity to meet many incredibly talented indie comic creators and artist. Among them was the very generous Khalid Birdsong, Mountain View, CA based creator of the webcomic “Fried Chicken and Sushi”. Mr. Birdsong took the time to sit down and share some of his thoughts on the creative process, the industry of comics and his strip. Enjoy!
Good afternoon Mr. Birdsong. Thank you for sitting down with me today. Can you give us a little of your background, what made you want to create a webcomic?
KB: Sure, no problem. I’ve been independently publishing action/adventure comics for about ten years and mainly selling them at comic conventions. It’s been difficult to get my work out there to a large number of readers so I thought that putting my work up online would help gain exposure. After living in Japan for two years, I had so many great stories about being a black man in an Asian country that I knew it would be fun to share that online. At first, I wanted it to be a long form classic comic book story but after researching humorous webcomics, I thought it would be fun to try it as a comic strip.
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