07 February 2012

Jenny's WebComic of DOOOOOOOOM!

Of doooooom amuses me, so you'll probably see more of it.  Right up until it bores me, and then zonk, no more Doooooooom!

I have long wanted to work with comics.  I am jealous, among other things, of people who live in Japan, because they have a lively and thriving amateur comics scene, the dojinshi of ComiKet and other fame.  There in Japan, a writer (such as myself) can go to the local manga cafe and advertise for artists, and in time, might well find some.

Here, on the other hand, in the Wilds of Tteenneessee, artists seem to be much scarcer... and much more hunted-after... than writers.  I don't know... perhaps in the Japan that exists outside my head, it's that way, as well.  The upshot of this, however, is that over the years, I've had a couple of artists say they were interested in working with me on a comic, but nothing ever comes of it.  Usually, I don't even see a single character sketch.

So I've decided that, if I really want a web comic, I'm going to have to do it all myself.  And that has led me to declare Operation: Jenny Draws! I'm going to spend focused time over the next six months to a year improving my drawing ability.  I probably won't bring it up to the level where I feel as confident with drawing as I do with writing, but I've spent a lot of time working on my writing skill.

So.  I have IDEAS (of DOOOOOOOOM!) about what I should do a web comic about.  I'm sort of tempted to have a web comic where I do individual chapters that follow a particular storyline, and wrap it up, before jumping to an entire new world.  I suspect that wouldn't do much for having steady readers.  After all, people who come back every week want to know what they're going to get, right?

Anyway, over the next few days, I'm going to plop out written teasers for webcomics I might do.  Your job, should you choose to accept it, is simply to tell me whether or not you would read a web comic that grew from that teaser.  Since I only have one follower at the moment, I'll know whether or not you've chosen to accept the challenge, Michael. 

1 comment:

Susan said...

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