Introducing: Paul Taylor...

Paul Taylor has the distinction of being one of a shallow handful of webcomic artists to have made the transition to the ranks of professionals. His comic, Wapsi Square, first appeared on September 9th, 2001, and has been a mainstay of the webcomic world ever since. Originally starring a young Hispanic woman named Monica and her friend Amanda, it was a slice of life gag strip. In the twelve years since its inception, it has become a supernatural thriller with a huge cast, but still maintains the wit that made it popular from the outset. Today, Mr. Taylor produces five original strips every week, sells original strip artwork and prints on eBay, and his fourth collection In the Shadow of Doubt has just become available as a paperback or ebook purchase. We’d like to thank Mr. Taylor for taking time out from his self-imposed busy schedule to answer a few questions for us at Musebreak. First of all, tell us about the origin of Wapsi Square. What was your motivation for starting a webcomic? Why this one? Paul Taylor:  Mostly, I needed an outlet for my overactive imagination. Also, I wanted a venue that I could use to help break stereotypes and give characters, who are normally sidelined in more mainstream stories, a front-and-center voice. The muse for this story was a friend of mine who was short, skinny, and very busty. She fit the bimbo bombshell (other than being 4‘10“), and most importantly, she was a super smart smarty-pants and very nerdy. And as quiet and socially awkward as she was, she had the fiery Latina temper and could put people in their place quite eloquently. I just knew this was a gal that needed a wider voice.   Anyone who approaches your...