Today Appell and I are working on fleshing out the site. Visiters may have noticed that not all the pages were centered and other problems. We’re taking care of it now, and these problems should be resolved soon.
We’ve also decided to rework the galleries and to upload Bio’s that aren’t place holders.
24 Hour Comic Day!
Hey guys, I have some exciting news. A local comic book shop Packrat Comics held a 24 Hour Comic Day nearby, and I got to cooperate with my good friend Kyle Schirmer in writing and drawing a comic. This was the first time either of us had attended one of these events and I have to say it was an experience not to be missed. That said, it’s two days later and I’m still exhausted and my hand hurts.
For those of you who havn’t heard of 24 hour comic day, it’s an event that happens every year, usually in April, where you write and draw a 24 page comic in 24 hours. Now that writing bit is where Kyle came in, because aside from maybe a rough concept of what kind of story you want to draw, you can’t have any of the plot worked out in advance. We went in with “MennoNITE of the Living Dead” as our theme. Kyle drew storyboards and wrote dialogue and I sat there and did my best to keep up on penciling and inking.
Despite getting started an hour and a half late, 19.5 hours later we finished, groaned and stumbled away, mission accomplished! That is to say roughly 9am on Sunday. The comic was done on 17 x 11 paper that Packrat graciously provided us (It certainly beat the white computer paper I’d brought) and was done in Pencil and Micron Ink Pen. Thanks to generous sponsors the dozen or so artists were even given a filling lunch and a rather heroic lasagna spread for dinner. Thank You so very much! I don’t think Dairy Queen would have helped nearly as much. (and would have eaten up even more of our time)
Perhaps the best part is that the completed webcomics are all sent to be scanned and included into the Ohio State Comic Library. And as soon as thats done and we get the originals back we’ll start posting them to this site every couple of days for you to see! I can’t wait, and thus I assume you can’t either.
Maybe next year Alex will even join us. Harass him about it. Endlessly.
Well, it looks like after we’ve spent all that hard work on getting our site the way we wanted it, that Twitter went and did something to nullify all of our lovingly handcrafted code. In the words of Lando, “They told me they fixed it! I trusted them to fix it! It’s not my fault!”
It’s alright Twitter, I forgive you. I know we can make this work. Please don’t hurt me again.