Hi, my name is Barry. I run this site and make the art and write the words.
InkTank Studios was created by Barry T. Smith. The site, originally hosted at inktank.com, started out as a personal hompage hosting Mr. Smith’s resume. After a while he converted it into a guild website for his EverQuest guild, “The Flower Jihad”. Along with the usual guild site offerings of guild notices, player roster and event calendar he also posted stories, funny screenshots and his very first cartoons on the web.
Eventually he converted the site into a showcase for his cartooning talents, launching his first full fledged webomic “Angst Technology” in 2000. Angst Technology quickly rose to prominence in webcomic circles, running on the Gamespy site as well. Over the next five years he launched some more web comic series, such as the paintball themed strip “Weak-end Warriors” and his take on comic book retail stores with “Sorry, We’re Open”.
In 2005 Barry went on an extended hiatus to focus on his family life after the birth of his first daughter. In 2008 Barry returned to the cartooning game with a new, semi-autobiographical strip titled “InkTank”. The strip ran for two years and re-incorporated many of the characters from the “Inky-verse”, including most of the staff of Angst Technology and Ian and Owen, owners of ‘The Citadel’ comic book shop.