By Inkera Muwwakkil
I recently talked with Kaden Quinn who just published his own comic book named “Hurdles.” Quinn, from Jefferson City, is a junior majoring in journalism. Below he tells us about the new book.
Clarion: Who’s the main character in this comic?
Quinn: Jumper is the main character and his secret identity is Greg Clapton.
Clarion: What is the comic book about?
Quinn: “It’s about a superhero who’s struggling to find a regular job; his character is a parody.”
Clarion: Have you made any other comics outside of the one published here, and will there be more?
Quinn: I actually made dozens as a kid (and) just recently in June I published some artwork. The real hope is to send my work to major comic companies to really be able to make them independently.
Clarion: Did you get any help with your comic book, like with the illustrations?
Quinn: Actually yes. I found some people through Facebook that helped bring it to life.
Clarion: What inspired you to create hurdles?
Quinn: A lot of it was just my discontent with how other characters where treated.
Clarion: When did you get interested in comics?
Quinn: Since I was young. I actually got my first comic as a gift in my Easter basket when I was 3.
Clarion: Is there a website for your comic and how can people buy it?
Quinn: It’s on Kickstarter right now but I am hoping to find a new domain. It’s also in the Antiquarium in downtown Jefferson City.
Clarion: What was your inspiration to write the comic book?
Quinn: I had the idea my senior year in high school, but I didn’t have the money until I got to college. It took me a total of two years to finish and publish the comic book.