Island Hoppers has been kind of ambiguous for a while so I thought id introduce it so ppl would at least get what its about.
It started as an idea in Summer of 2013 when I was looking at my stuff and reforming a lot about my ideas around storytelling. I found that what I was most attracted to in games and anime was the feeling of discovery.
The world of Island Hoppers is a lot like the one in One Piece or Wind Waker. Its a massive ocean broken up by scattered islands and continents in between. I knew I wanted a world like this because it would allow me to craft really different and diverse environments to explore.
Marin and Tsura emerged first. I imagined them as two childhood friends and their relationship grew fast. Axel was close behind but he looked waaayyy different than he does now. Naveen wasn’t developed until much more recently. He was created as a balance to the rest of the crew because he’s not really a fighter. Instead he serves as a journalist, cataloging all of their adventures as they travel.
Island Hoppers is still very much a work in progress, but its one of the truest representations of my love of storytelling yet, and it has a lot of different elements cohesively fitting together! The site is still in the works, and I still havent finished the script for the first chapter (although i’ve written one of the later chapters for some reason) but im optimistic that i’ll start posting pages in early 2015!
I know I dont have a ton of followers or anything, but I hope the people who DO follow me enjoy seeing more of the crew of the Island Hopper
(the Island Hopper is their boat..)