Well, here we are. If you asked my friends about me, they’d say I’m a nice guy. That’s a red flag if this was a blind date, which it is, to be fair. I probably don’t know you and vice-versa. So we can skip the small talk and awkward chit-chat and go straight for the compulsory “tell me about yourself.”

I’m Lucien Soulban, and I am a nerd. Comics, roleplaying games, videogames, boardgames, MMOs… yeah, I do the hard stuff. I love being a geek. I see geek people. Show me the quatloos. You get the idea. No, wait, one more…

…You had me at ka’plah.

Okay, now I’m done. Thing is, I also spend a lot of time wondering where I’d be in life if I hadn’t moved to Montreal and met one of my best friends, Jean Carrières.

I’ll spare you the nitty-gritty, but Jean had enough faith in me to give me my first gig as an RPG writer. Ninety books later as writer and editor, he got me my first break working in the videogame industry. Now I have four AAA games under my belt as scriptwriter and story designer (Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War, Rainbow Six: Vegas, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Far Cry 3), as well as over 12 DS games like Enchanted, The Golden Compass, and Kung-Fu Panda which Jean was directly responsible for getting me work on.

Funny thing is, Jean insists that he only recommended me, and I insist that he influenced more of my life than he realized. So, when Jean wanted me to write in comic form and got Ghislain Barbe (the talented artist who illustrated my first two published works) to draw it, how could I even consider saying no? I wanted to start charting my own course through life and Jean was more than happy to encourage me along.

So, that’s it for now. Welcome to Get Stuffed, a comic about a videogame heroine starting a new career as an actress hired to revitalize a failing children’s puppet show. I hope you enjoy the series.

Lucien