The FAQ

This page is just to answer some of the few questions you may have about the comic and me.


Who are you?

My name is Ty Harris; I live in a lovely town of Luton in England. For those of you who live in England, yeah, yeah not so nice here I know, but I've lived here for 25 of my 27 years so this is home.


Are you a professional artist of illustrator?

By all means no! I'm a communications engineer day to day, doing a bit of web design on the side. However I was an art and graphic student many years ago.


Why have you started an online comic then?

Two reasons really, firstly I wanted a nice site to use for a web portfolio; secondly this story has been rolling around in my head since college. A full decade in fact! Going through many titles, characters and plot twists I've finally come up with something I'm happy with. I thought a web comic would be the best way for me to get this out of my head and on to the page.


How did you come up with idea for Absent Ascendant?

My influences come from many fictional genres, mainly film with star wars and lord of the rings being the biggest. I wanted to create a sci-fantasy like star wars that was pushed more towards the fantasy than the sci-fi. I was mainly one of many disappointed fans who loved the original star wars trilogy and felt let down by the now new watered down trilogy. After seeing the phantom menace I walked away thinking how I could make it better, slowly I took these ideas and moulded them into something new.


So what is it about?

In brief the comic is set about a 100 years from now in a post apocalyptic time. We follow the characters of Reise, Teil and Lonn as they deal with their own problems and the world the now live in; changed, filled with other races, magic and monsters. To learn more your gonna have to read on...


Problems with IE5 and IE6?

Some users might be using internet explorer 5 or 6 to view the site. I'm using a lot of PNG images on the site and frankly ie5/6 just doesn't support them with transparent background, what you've get is light blue backgrounds. To be honest I could change the various images to jpg formats and add the correct background colours but frankly I hate internet explorer so I'm not going to bother. I beleive in pushing web forward, not supporting dated browsers. If you have to have internet explorer 7 and 8 support PNG format. I however highly recommend you change to firefox or opera for your personnal browser and will be adding links to the their sites. Their free and support most the W3C web standards.


Absent Ascendant all pictures and content are copyright © 2008 - 2013 Ty Harris
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