Evil Dr. Aye (previously Evil Dr. Eye) is a webcomic by A. P. Barratt, that’s me. Most people just call me Andy. The main character, a guy with an eye for a head, was the creation of frustration and defiance in an art class at the age of fourteen. I could draw an eye just great, but on the demands of my art teacher to “draw the rest of him now,” I just stuck a little cartoon body underneath. I did not get along with my art teacher. I did not pass art class. Fourteen years later, and Evil Dr. Eye continues to be my go-to point for doodles, so I’ve decided to turn him into a comic.
The comic started as being autobiographical in some ways, depicting my observations and frustrations with the world, and not autobiographical in almost all other ways. If I do draw a self-portrait, though, I draw Evil Dr. Eye.
Of course, things have changed a little since the comic started, mainly, because the Brexit vote happened. In the run-up to the vote, the political side of me started appearing in my comics. I’d warned folk that I “may get a bit political for a few days.” Well, those few days have never stopped and now I can say that Evil Dr. Aye has changed and is now very much a political webcomic (hence the webcomic’s name change from Eye to Aye). So most comics these days are most definitely supporting Scottish membership of the EU as an independent country. New characters such as Scotland’s National Animal, the Naughty Unicorn, have appeared and are here to stay.
Some may question that Evil Dr. Eye doesn’t seem very evil. Some day, I may answer these questions.
You can follow the comic on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the links found at the top of this site.
Anyone wishing to email me may do so at the following email address: andy (at) barratt (dot) scot
People are welcome to leave comments and discussion on this site, just don’t be a dick about it and we’ll all get on fine. But if I delete something and you don’t like it, it’s my site so [blows raspberry] 😉