You’ll soon be getting some posts on my progress and a sort of journey chronicle of my new web comic coming soon. I’ve been working on finishing a Feature Script – that’s close to being done. So, now it’s time to start ramping up on what’s next: A Webcomic!
I’ve been reading this book, “The Lean Startup.” and I’ve been thinking about how to apply “startup” methods and notions of testing, and the minimum viable product in the art world: specifically, comics.
I have a longer (probably around 5 or 6 issue story) I’ll be tackling, but in the meantime, what a great way to build an audience, practice craft, and try out concepts and ideas on a regular basis? Stand up comedians try out material in small clubs. Broadway opens up in different cities, so, why not try things out on the web. It’s a low impact way (no printing costs) – and it’s a fun way to connect with people and build an audience.
So, we’ll talk about the things I discover, and the do’s and don’ts – as we go.
I’m going to be toying with the narrative flow in comics as it relates to the web – seems like a lot of web comics still scroll left to right, a leftover notion from the page – but the web isn’t paper. While the likes of Thrillibent employ borderline motion comic type works… I feel like the web has different opportunities.
I’m not interested in a comic that in’t a comic, but isn’t an animation. Remember those old Captain America Cartoons? That’s what I think of, whenever I watch a “Motion Comic.” I just think – bad animation.
So, how to explore the form and push the boundaries without creating a “wannabe” something or another. I’ll keep you posted, and we’ll explore things. I’ll be creating a web comic in the next month or so (I’m determined to get at least 8 weeks ahead). It’ll come out every Sunday.