I headed on over to Kinko's to have my completed 17 pages scanned so you folks could actually read them if you wanted to. INCLUDING 2 pages I didn't take pics of last night that YOU haven't seen yet!!
I am bound to finish the comic, I'm aiming for this week.
The concept for this is an old school children's comic a la Archie, Harvey (Casper, Richie Rich) and especially any number of Dell or Gold Key titles, which would have a main story interspersed with little 1 and 2 page unrelated black outs and even some activity/puzzle pages thrown in. These types of things were originally done by comics companies as fillers, to have little mini 1 and 2 and 3 page items with which they could fill out a page count. They always felt like bonuses to me as a kid, and they added to the personality of the comic.
Anyway, thank you all for rooting me on in my failed attempt. I will be back and the experience is something I am soooooooooooo glad I took part in.
Until I add the extra 7 pages, finish the story and add a cover (and maybe some color), here's what all y'all were waving big "Team Jeffy" foam rubber fingers in the air about.
"Western Civilization Comics & Stories" issue #1
Main feature - "The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization" part 1: "The Seed"!
Time out for "Fun with the Development of Language" - from alpha to omega - " Behind the Scenes of Why Things Get Named the Way They Do!"
this one fell a bit flat when I was drawing it, but earlier when writing, it had me in stitches..hmmmmmm. AT any rate, it adds a lot of running gags and cal-backs that get used a lot in the main story. No one loves a "call-back" more than I!
"The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization" part 2 - "The Rise"!
"Western Civilization Comics & Stories Activity Page"! - Which of these Galilean drawings of the moons of Jupiter is NOT like the other three. Answer upside down at the bottom of the page. :)
This was an impromptu page I did while drawing. It made me laugh really hard at 2 in the morning or so.
"The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization" part 3 "The Crest"!
"Western Civilization Activity Page" - Connect the dots and reveal Charles Darwin's eyebrows.
Another improvisation during the drawing process which made me laugh. Another clue that the way to go with this is to NOT script ahead, just let the creative juices flow!
"The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization" part 4 - "The Fall"
Chapter the last! After this was an epilogue and a 2 page letter from the editor (me...in cartoon form of course) I WILL complete these!! Come back soon!
And that's when I approached the speed of sound in my dive and passed out.
I really did feel like I could feel a build up of carbon monoxide and nitrogen in my blood. It was telling me, "Go to sleep you fucking idiot"!
So I did.
Talk to you soon.