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FAQ: Cast Page

So, I've received more than one note from folks that while it's all well and good for me to campaign for webcomic cast pages, I don't have one of my own here on Websnark.com.

"But..." I said in reply. "This isn't a webcomic."

"Put up or shut up," they replied.

So. Here's my cast page. Enjoy.

burnsbio.jpegEric Alfred Burns is one of the heroes of our story. Like all good English majors, he makes his living as a systems administrator. He also has a bad habit of writing. Born in a very small town in the very far north of Maine, Eric has lived in different places in Maine, in New Hampshire, in Ithaca and Syracuse, New York, and in Seattle, Washington. He currently lives in New Hampshire, but is wondering if his roots are beginning to get a touch long and therefore need uprooting.

While systems administration puts food on his table, Eric lists his occupation as writer. In addition to Websnark.com, Eric has written and published short fiction and poetry. He has also written for and designed Role Playing Games, including work for Decipher and Steve Jackson Games. He was one of the primary authors on the ENnie nominated Sidewinder: Wild West Adventures, and the subsequent Sidewinder: Recoiled won the Gold ENnie for best Electronic Game (non-free). He's listed as a contributing author on Recoiled, and would be much prouder if the sum total of his 'contributions' wasn't stuff from the first edition of the game which they rewrote parts of to make it sound less like the somewhat urbane Bat Masterson and more like Festus from Gunsmoke. But Hell, they got the gold with it, so why should he complain?

In the webcomics world, Eric writes a monthly column called "Feeding Snarky" and occasional features and reviews for Comixpedia, where they have learned to curse his procastinating name.

In addition, Eric has the unfortunate distinction of being an amateur novelist, but is deep into work on a novel that will hopefully change his professional standings. He has tried his hand at webcartooning himself, and epitomizes the old saw "those who can't draw, snark." He has learned from this mistake and is now hard at work at writing webcomics instead. He is hard at work on Gossamer Commons, as drawn by Greg Holkan.

Eric has a cat named Sarah, which is short for Seraphim Kyriotate. He has yet to notice angelic behavior from her. He can be reached at "websnark" "at" "gmail" "dot" "com." It's like a reverse rebus, isn't it?

wedsbiol.pngWednesday White is, at best, a cameo in all things. An uneducated boor, she used to sneak onto university newspapers' staff because the high school papers wouldn't let her in. Every few years, it occurs to her to write something. This time, it landed her in webcomics. "If I write about it for a little while, I'll learn how to do my own sensibly." God help us all.

This way lay contributing to Comixpedia, then throwing stuff at The Webcomics Examiner. At the moment, Wednesday is the associate features editor for 'Pedia, heading up columns, which means she's effectively Eric's editor. Everyone can laugh now!

Wednesday's proudest creative achievement to date is having some of her artwork appear on a Bill Mallonee album traycard -- she imagines it's something like having your fanart appear as part of the packaging for your favourite TV show's DVD boxed set, only with whiskey involved.


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shouldn't seraphim have a cast entry?

and reverse rebus is Suber

You realize, of course, that your cast page is now out-of-date.

Mason - it's being worked on.

Hey, she's cute! ;)

In the words of the proletariat:


...my goodness, it's Commander Riker!

I SHAVED THIS MOR -- oh. Him. Yes. Okay.

Frighteningly, you're not the first to say so.

I had no clue Eric did work for Steve Jackson Games... What kinda work? And when? If I'm allowed to pry... If not, just have me mafia'd... to death.

...Riker! That's the name! I'm sorry, I'm not 'old skool' enough to remember... But I agree. Very Riker-esque. Spooky.

Xeres -- different In Nomine projects mostly. Most notably Superiors 4.

Actually, Ms. White, you look quite a bit like my previous roommate (and yes, I thought *she* looked cute, too). Don't worry though, I just was commenting, is all. *chuckle*

Robert A. Howard

It would be a good idea to mention somewhere here that you two are an item. I wasn't sure about that till a comment I read today -- it's not the easiest thing to run a search for.

- Z

Zeke: I can't see why anyone who doesn't know us would care, honestly (barring the usual disparaging notions one comes across as a woman in a collaborative couple, which I'd hope people would be beyond by now) -- and anyone who does know us knows. :)

But, yeah. it's going in the FAQ when we revise it.

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