Spotlight

Everdream: Stars Hold no Boundaries

Lucca Vendramel is a young creator from Brazil who is trying to get into the animation industry. He has a passion for scifi fantasy and telling all kinds of stories. He’s been telling stories ever since he was 7 years old and is still proud of some of these stories. He is the creator of Everdream: Stars Hold no Boundaries.

Synopsis: In the far away future, a girl lives peacefully in the planet of Juuna with her family. Maybe too peacefully, since her mundane routine brings her to do something that would put her and those close to her in a lot of danger.

Is your comic available in any other languages? If so, what language(s)?
Yes! It is available in Portuguese via my Facebook page.

Did you go to school for either art or writing? If so, what school?
I’m not yet engaged in any superior teaching, but I’m working hard to be able to begin next year on art school for animation.

What is the main genre of your comic? What appeals to you about that genre?
Scifi and Fantasy. I think what appeals to me most about these genres is the sheer number of possibilities. You can tell any kind of story when your story is scifi. Adding the fantasy element expands your opportunities for creation in unbelievable levels! It is beautiful. I was in love with this genre from the moment I saw it back in 2011 when I watched the Star Wars films with my dad.

Are there any other genres that apply to your comic?
Maybe Slice of Life, for now.

What was your inspiration for the story?
Oh, so many! I have inspirations from all sorts of stories. Steven Universe, Star Wars, Hilda, Western movies, Warhammer 40k, Treasure Planet and some more!

Do you have any favorite artists or writers who influenced your style?
Oh, my favorite artist and writer is Luke Pearson. His stories are so filled with a sense of nostalgia and comfort that not all stories have! I’ve fallen into so much love with his Hilda series that I bought all of the books without a thought!

How long does it take you to complete one page?
About 3 days or so.

What is your process like for creating comic pages from start to finish? What tools do you use?
Ok, so: I start up the program I use. Paint Tool Sai. I open up my Model Page file, which has a size and up to 12 layer arrangements for me. I size and organize the panels in the way that fits better the part of the script i’m doing. I do the sketches, the lineart, the color and the backgrounds, add the dialogue balloons and voila!

Is your comic a finished work? If no, how long do you think you think it’s going to be when it’s complete? Is there a definitive ending or will you just keep going for as long as possible?
Nope! It is far from finished. I started this project fully aware it would be a 5 to 8 year long work. I intend for the story to have 19 episodes, with a somewhat open ending for a sequel I intend on doing. I guess it’ll be done in about, let’s say, 2026 tops.

How long did it take you to plan the comic before even beginning to physically create it?
Oh, about a couple months! I had a sort of awakening and begun brainstorming a lot. I owe a lot of the creative process to my friends Shardae and Iago! These beautiful people gave me so many amazing ideas that I use to this day.

What was the biggest hurdle you faced during the course of making of your comic? If you could go back in time to the point where you just started making it and give yourself a pep talk, what would you say?
Oh, definitely the “4 panel page layout” I was bent on doing in the first and second chapters. Geez, I feel so bad about them now! They turn off so many potential readers. I want to remake them sometimes, but I think it’s better for people to be aware of your mistakes and for you to remember them to show yourself how much you evolved.

What is your favorite part about working on your comic?
Drawing expressions! This is without a doubt the most fun part about my webcomic. Mainly Cozmata and EV-4, because these two are such expression heavy characters! I love the cartoonish exxaggeration that exists in EV-4s expressions. It’s like I can go all out.

What is the most difficult part about working on your comic? How do you overcome it?
That would most definitely be the backgrounds. I mostly draw one or two general backgrounds and then work around them to make it easier on me.

Do you have a favorite character to write for? If so, why? Tell us more about them!
Cozmata and Nimbus are such an amazing little couple of characters. I love their mom and daughter relationship, and I love to write about their struggles with the comic’s events because Nimbus is heavily inspired by my own mother. So I always know what she’ll say and how she’ll react. I think Cozmata is also somewhat based on myself as a child. I have a lot of inspiration from those around me when making new characters. I just love to write about them because it’s such a sweet little relationship they’ve got going on. Nimbus’ entire world is Cozmata, and Cozmata has no idea just how much her mother cares about her.

Which character gives you the most difficulty to write for?
I think probably Keen. Not saying she’s a bad character- It’s just that you don’t know much about her yet and I kind of have to avoid unwanted spoilery behavior. I intend to solve this, however! Keen is going to have a lot more “screentime” in the future.

Do you have a favorite character to draw?
I think probably Nimbus. Her body has so many fun curves and her hair is very fun to draw. Along with her expressions which are facilitated by the lack of a nose!

Which character gives you the most difficulty to draw?
Probably Keen. I have this thing where i keep changing what her hood looks like because i’m uncertain on how the cloth reacts to her head and to gravity. I’m just not very good drawing clothes!

Where can we find you?
You can find me on Facebook, Deviantart, Tapas, Webtoons, GlobalComix, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram!
Here are the links!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuccaFerreiraVendramel/
Deviantart: https://www.deviantart.com/lucca-vendramel
Tapas: https://tapas.io/series/Everdream-Stars-Hold-no-Boundaries
Webtoons: https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/everdream-stars-hold-no-boundaries/list?title_no=283705
GlobalComix: https://globalcomix.com/c/everdream-stars-hold-no-boundaries
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuccaVendr
Tumblr: https://lucca-vendramel.tumblr.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucca.vendramel/

Anything else you want the people to know about yourself or your comic?
New pages for Everdream are available every week on Friday! Stay Tuned!

 

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