Yep, that’s right. It’s once again time for us to publish a brand-new interview in our art and comics interview series! (don’t miss out on our previous interviews with Rodrigo Ybañez, Team RAGS, Pablo Romero and Kukuruyo!)

Anyways, I think you get the idea. So who did we get a hold of this time then? Well, that someone would be no one less than Larry Higgins from NYOBI COMICS (Larry is the writer and creator of the “Nyobi” comic book series).

And during our interview we ended up talking about everything from the Nyobi comic series, Comicsgate, censorship, cancel culture, the current year’s SJW/PC madness to Larry’s plans for the future.

So with that said, please enjoy our interview with Larry Higgins =) (you can find Larry via Twitter, instagram, Facebook, and Kickstarter)

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Say hello to Larry Higgins! The writer and creator of the “Nyobi” comic book series (the picture was borrowed from bleedingfool.com).

Robin TGG
Right off the bat, thank you so much for taking some time off talking to us, because I know that you’re very busy with your comics and much more. So with that said, please go right ahead and introduce yourself to our readers =)

Larry
I am Larry Higgins, writer and creator of the comic book known as Nyobi, and thank you very much for the invite.

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Larry’s interest in comics started when he was about 12-years old, and the comics in question would be no less than “Spiderman” and the “X-men” comic series.

Robin TGG
How did everything start for you in terms of reading, creating and drawing comics and pictures?

Larry
LOL! How much time do you got? I will keep it short. Got into comics around age 12 starting with Spiderman and the X-men. I always loved drawing but really was horrible at it.

I wanted to be a comic book artist and when I realized that was never going to happen I turn my direction into writing and started Nyobi back in 2014.

nyobi comics a very sexy and thick nyobi

Believe it or not, but originally, Nyobi was created back in 1990 for a tabletop RPG called “Heroes Unlimited”.

Robin TGG
I’m pretty curious to hear the story behind how NYOBI COMICS came to be? And was it something that you’ve always wanted to do? (when, where, why and how)

Larry
Nyobi was created in 1990 for a tabletop RPG called Heroes Unlimited, I was a whole 16 years of age. And I would draw this character throughout the years, long story short when I was 39 I decided that since I cannot draw very well, I would write comics instead and in 2015 we put out Nyobi #1.

nyobi comics kicking out the jams

Nyobi is trying to make it big as a pop-star, and by the looks of this picture, she’s kicking-out the jams big time.

Robin TGG
How did your Nyobi comic come to be? I mean, have you had the idea for that comic and characters for a long time? Or did everything come to you (the ideas and everything) not so long ago?

Larry
Lol, see my answer to your previous question.

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Nyobi is a rather interesting character since she just happens to be a half American and half Japanese female who also just happens to be a hero and pop star in the making as well.

Robin TGG
For those who don’t know what your Nyobi comic is all about, could you perhaps give us some insight on what the comic is all about?

Larry
Nyobi is a half American / Japanese female who is a pop star in the making, plus she has the ability to teleport. However, she learns the more she uses her power the more harm and stress she is placing on her body and is warned that one day it can kill her.

nyobi comics issue nr 2 the evil and sexy babe

I truly like the quality and beautiful art style of the “Nyobi” comics, and the babes are very thick and sexy :3

Robin TGG
Personally, I am very impressed by the quality and beautiful art style of your comics (in my opinion, the visuals look like a mix of some of the best mangas and Western comics from the 80s and 90s).

Furthermore, unlike most of the woke stuff that Marvel and DC comics create, you do know how to draw some very beautiful and attractive females.

So my question to you would be this, have you always had this great taste and passion for creating stunning females as an art form?

Larry
Ok let’s start first with the art is not mine, I am just the creator and writer, the great art you see is from much more talented people then I haha. I did the initial designs and these great artists all took her to the next level. I am influenced by 90’s badgirl comics and 90’s anime.

nyobi comics a super thick nyobi

I for one never got the part about “some” people being afraid or hating the female body and form. Me, I love the female body and form in both the fictional world and in the real world.

Robin TGG
I got a follow-up question on the same topic. Why do you think that so many people and big-name companies in the comic industry are so afraid of the female form nowadays?

I for one have always thought that the female body should be praised and loved instead of being shamed (let’s be honest, the female body is with no doubt God’s best creation ever).

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http://archive.md/0SzTI
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http://archive.is/sS1Ix (TGG)
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http://archive.is/v0pym
http://archive.is/aQ3so (TGG)
http://archive.is/sS1Ix (TGG)

Larry
They are afraid of being attacked and labeled a sexist. It is censorship of art, which you will never find with Nyobi.

nyobi comics a very thick and super sexy nyobi

Nyobi (the character) made me think about a mix of Momiji (“Ninja Gaiden”), “Jem and the Holograms” and Psylocke (Marvel Comics).

Robin TGG
What could you tell us about the main character of your Nyobi comic? (Nyobi Lee)

Larry
She is a bad girl on the outside, good girl on the inside. She is very passionate about doing the right thing but feels she can never measure up to the levels that other people hold for her.

nyobi comics some comic pages

So far there are four “Nyobi” comics and one spin-off comic called “Avani Origins”.

Robin TGG
If I’m not wrong now, there are three issues of the Nyobi comic at the moment right? Well, how has the response been from the comic community since the release of the first Nyobi comic?

Larry
There are four Nyobi comics and one spin-off called Avani Origins #1. The response has been fairly good, we keep growing but it is all in baby steps (it’s the kind of work that never ends).

nyobi comics issue 1

Larry Higgins is really proud of the first issue of the “Nyobi” comic book series, and rightfully so.

Robin TGG
What would you say that you’re the proudest of so far with your comics and why?

Larry
Issue #1 by far is what we are the most proud of, it still stands out after five years, by far my best work up until now. It is the book that brought me into the dance.

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“Nyobi” has done very well on Kickstarter, because every issue of the comic has managed to become fully funded via Kickstarter so far.

Robin TGG
I just found out that you’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for “Nyobi Birthright”. So, what is that one about? And is it correct that the comic will be released this Fall?

Larry
Well, a lot of it is a secret, but it is all about your right as a human being to a choice, and with that choice having it contested on a moral high ground.

nyobi comics variant covers 1

I’m sure glad that people such as Larry Patrick Higgins, Steve Beaulieu and RB White exist, because not only do they create awesome comics that I love to read, but they also show the way for other upcoming comic book creators.

Robin TGG
Since you’re very much a part of the comics industry as a comics creator, I simply have to ask about your opinion on comicsgate and what’s it been like to be an indie comics artists/creator in today’s comics industry?

Source:
Video games and violence – A discussion with Dr. Patrick M. Markey
knowyourmeme
washingtonpost
thedailybeast
miamiherald
buzzfeednews

Larry
Comicsgate is a label used by others to identify themselves to be different than the mainstream industry. For me personally, I do not label myself, I find labels to be very tribalism. My thought process is there is room on the shelf for everything, if you do not like it do not buy it.

nyobi comics swimsuit edition 1

Yep, there’s a swimsuit edition of “Nyobi” :3 A handful of them actually!

Robin TGG
I couldn’t help to notice that the Free Hong Kong movement is something that has touched your heart via social media. So do you intend to use your comic and art skills as a way to show your support to the people of Hong Kong? Or perhaps that’s something that you’ve already done?

Source:
Rod Breslau via Twitter (archive: http://archive.md/lJP9x)
The Verge
Businessinsider
Gamespot
Reddit Part 1
Reddit part II

Larry
Touch my heart may be going a little far, but it does have my attention. The world is in a state of protests all over the globe for various reasons. The people of Hong Kong fight to not be oppressed by China, and to keep the freedom that the city currently benefits from.

nyobi comics black and white

In all honesty, even in full black and white pages, the “Nyobi” comics still look freaking awesome.

Robin TGG
What’s your take on censorship, SJW/PC and cancel culture in general? And what do you think we could do about it?

Source:
http://archive.md/IMB5y
http://archive.md/srJUg
TGG via Twitter (archive: http://archive.md/GygfN#selection-3483.0-3483.280)
boundingintocomics

Larry
Hate it, 100% hate it. We need to agree to disagree would be a start. Also, we need laws to protect the innocent from slanderous attacks that occur every day on social media.

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I sure hope that we will get to see and read even more new comics from the “Nyobi” comics series in the future.

Robin TGG
Now, for the grand finale question. What are your plans, hopes and expectations for the rest of the year? And is there anything else that you would like to say to our readers?

Larry
Umm well, the year is almost over, but I like to have Birthright out there in the early next year, long terms goals is to get a publishing deal. And to the readers, thank you for checking this out and hopefully, you will be on the lookout for the next Kickstarter coming soon.

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