The comic

Off-stage follows Alex, a talented guitar player who is discovering his own voice and trying to step out of his rockstar big brother’s shadow. But a lack of confidence in his own songwriting abilities hold him back from stepping into the limelight – no matter how much his close friend and colleague Suzanne, production manager at Amsterdam’s premier concert venue Paradiso, pushes him to. Will Alex ever find his muse and conquer the music industry? Only time will tell.

The author

Tim was born and raised in a creative family, and started drawing comics at a young age. He maintained a webcomic all during high school, and published his first graphic novel in 2009. Some described it as “a stunning example of clean linework and imaginative page layout”.

Meanwhile, Tim graduated from art school in 2011 with a Master’s degree and dove into the world of game development and interactive storytelling. Besides having a fascination for history and human interaction, he also has a weak spot for mysteries and folklore.

You can see more of his other work at timhengeveld.com.