In a post-apocalyptic world, three young adventurers and somewhat crazy, find that the chickens they’ve been hunted as a food will be part of a dire threat that could destroy what it remains of humanity. —Tinkers of the Wasteland.
Hola! My name is Raúl Treviño and I’m glad you like Tinkers of the Wasteland. Thanks for your interest on this project. I’m a HUGE fan of post-apocalyptic genre and this web-comic is for me a project to draw what I like, cars, post-apocalyptic environments and crazy characters. It has been two years since I started this journey and there are a lot of things that it has been bringing to me, satisfaction, fun and making new friends.
How would you describe Tinkers of the Wasteland?
The story is located in a post-apocalyptic world following the adventures of Splitter, Milla and Chapi as they try to keep breathing in this devastated world teeming with everything from hostile mutants to blood-crazed hot-rod gangs to radioactive hazards and to crazy characters who appear along the story. It’s full of action, adventure, comedy and surprises.
Tinkers is really fun to draw and write for me. It’s a story where we can see the Tinkers always involved in adventures and danger. I consider them really lucky because even though they don’t use fire weapons, and they never will, they survive with luck living in a hostile world such as the wastelands. I wanted to write a funny story full of action but not necessarily using guns to get rid of the enemies. I love how silly they are and they survive in such a funny way.
Milla, Splitter and Chapi, represent me. They are a reflection of me almost all the time. Things that I like and I don’t like about my personality, attitudes and emotions. Tinkers have been helping me to say what I like and I don’t like. My web-comic is my second life that is projected in this fantastic world. The good part about doing it weekly is the fact that while I’m passing through good and hard situations in my life or because I read a book or I experienced something new is always influencing me in many aspects that I think it’s the way of enriching the story. I’m pretty sure the story would be way different if I would’ve finished it in a couple of months than doing it over a long period of time.
And … what’s up with the chickens?
When I was a child my family had a chicken coop in the backyard. So that means we had chickens at home and my first encounter was with a rooster who pecked me right in my balls, that’s why I decided Milla said that to Splitter in one of her dialogues. One day, my dad just grabbed one chicken in front of me and he cut its head with a machete (big knife). I was so impressed to see its body flapping around. Right after that my grandma cooked the chicken.
For me these animals are ugly, weird and funny. They are really strange; two feet and two wings but they cannot fly? WTF? I thought it would be a great idea to use them in my web-comic and they fit really well in this post-apocalyptic world.
What about you?
I’m a Mexican comic book writer and illustrator. In 2003 I got awarded at the 1st Norma Editorial International Competition for the best short story. This opened me the doors in this house to publish in 2004 my first author work called The Dance of the Conquest, an action-adventure trilogy inspired by the pre-hispanic history in Mexico. Recently I write and draw this web-comic and with the support of the readers I got funded to continue developing it. I’m trying hard to reach my dream of making my living just drawing Tinkers’ stories.
Here’s my Personal Website in case you’re looking for more fun!