About The Comic
An adventure story set in an alternate-historical dieselpunk world, The Automan’s Daughter follows military-school dropout Aisha Osman and her uncle Siddig as they outwit bikers, spies and kidnappers while gearing up for a tournament showdown with the formidable Widowmaker mecha.
The comic was adapted from the animated short The Ottoman and shares many of the same characters (and mecha!). The short is still in production and is expected to hit film festivals in late 2019.
Following its decisive victory in the Great War, the Ottoman Empire has united Europe, Africa and Asia. Its control of the world’s oil and metal has made it a global superpower, although its vast wealth has not always trickled out to the countries on the fringes of the Empire. The annual Mecha Battle tournament keeps the citizens entertained, but many can only support themselves by scavenging the empire’s discarded machines.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How often does the comic update?
- The comic updates every Friday.
- Where does the story take place?
- In Tunisia, North Africa.
- How do you draw the comic?
- Shadia pencils the comic digitally in Manga Studio, often incorporating 3D renders of vehicles and environments. The pencils are printed onto 11x17 art boards and inked by hand using PITT S/XS and Zebra brush extra-fine pens. The inked boards are scanned and then colored and lettered digitally.
- How long is the current storyline going to run?
- The story is expected to run around 200 pages, which gives us about three years to finish it, at our weekly pace.
- Writer Mike Stamm
Mike is a film director, a comics writer, a podcaster, and web developer.
- Artist Shadia Amin Shadia is a sequential artist, character designer, concept artist and illustrator. She aspires to work in concepts and illustrations for children’s TV shows, animated films, books and comics.
- Colorist Lee Milewski Lee is a freelance illustrator from Southwest Florida, where he dedicates his time to telling independent stories, creating animation, and building various game projects.
- Past Colorists Sarah Stern Fred C. Stresing