*Someday* I want to do a comix week on my blog, where all the posts are drawn instead of written.
Unfortunately, I do not see that happening in the near future.
Of the several people interested in collaborating with me on some comics, SamuraiFrog was kind and awesome enough to submit a cartoon based on an idea of mine.
He sent it to me way back in November 2008, and I’ve been holding it back from the people of the Internet. But no longer!
People of the Internet, enjoy! (click on the pic for a larger version).
Thank you, SF. You are a good person and a wonderful cartoonist.
I was going to do a comics week on my blog last year, where for a week the posts would all be drawn instead of typed, but ran out of time, etc.
I still really want to do this. I have been sitting on a wonderful strip by SamuraiFrog for a long time that I really want to publish.
Anyways, I might again bug the people that said they’d be interested in doing a piece way back when. If anyone new is interested, leave a comment here.
I think it might be better for me not to announce the dates for Comics Week, and instead cobble together enough pieces for publishing. That might take the pressure off anyone who might be interested, but who might not have the luxury of time to complete a comic before some arbitrary date.
My comix week was scheduled to start next week, but I just don’t have the time for it.
I have too much going on these days, and I haven’t really been in contact with anyone who expressed an interest in contributing (and who I assume are also very busy).
If and when I’m able to do this (and I’d like to — it’s a cool idea, I think) I’ll let you know.
If you have already drawn (or intend to draw) ideas I have already given you, I’d still love to get them, and will happily publish them when I do finally get around to the week.
Realistically, it will probably be some time after the holidays.
To all parties who expressed interest in participating in my comix week, I’ll get my ideas to you by October 10th.
You are under no obligation to do the idea I give you, nor are you under any obligation to participate.
If anyone else wants to jump on board that hasn’t already expressed a desire to join the project, it’s still not too late.
Hopefully I can get at least a few people interested, and together we can create some special pieces of artful goodness to brighten the world.
AND ISN’T THAT WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT, PEOPLE?
Since time might be tight for everyone, I’m going to bump comix week a month into the future, to the first week of December.
Go Comix Week!
I have a neat idea. I have already contacted a few people privately about this, but thought, what the heck, it wouldn’t hurt to put it all “out there” for any interested parties.
I am planning on doing a Comix Week at I, Splotchy later this year. As of now I am thinking of doing it during the first week of November, 2008.
What Comix Week is this — during that week, the only blog posts I do will be in comics form. Any text in the post will have to be part of a cartoon.
I am the first to admit I am pretty awful at drawing stuff. I thought it would be neat if I could get contributions from a variety of people.
There are some stipulations to participating in Comix Week. Either the comics will be created based on something I write, or created as a result of my direct collaboration with the artist. What I’m trying to say is that I want to be some kind of creative force in any of the comics posted on the blog. All the comics posted during the week will be assembled into a digital comic book and made available for free download.
I’m announcing Comix Week with lots of lead time because I know it’s not easy making the fancy drawings.
So, let me know if you are interested!
Did you know that the fictional comic book character Peter Parker, who would later become Spider-Man, grew up in Forest Hills, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens?
Did you know that the punk group the Ramones were from that same neighborhood in Queens?
Did you know that the Ramones covered the theme song from the 1960’s Spider-Man cartoon?
Well, you do now.
The Ramones – Spider-Man