Friday, February 26, 2010
What is this anthology I'm talking about here? Well...
Last October I enrolled in the first online comic writing class ever offered by Comics Experience. The class was fantastic, Andy Schmidt(IDW, Marvel) was the instructor, his easy-going style was great, he was very knowledgeable and easy to learn from. There was also a great group of like-minded writers who made up my virtual classmates. Everyone stayed in contact throughout the weeks, we read and critiqued each others work and (speaking for myself at least) improved as writers overall.
I guess the idea kind of came from Andy when he mentioned how former classes he had taught had gone on to work together putting out comic anthologies. By the time the last class had ended, I think we had already started hatching a plan to put out our own group anthology(why waste time, right?). Keeping in mind that our class ended in November 2009, I think it's pretty amazing that by the end of February 2010 ALL 13 of the people in the class managed to find an artist, and produced the five page script we had written in class. And on top of all that, Andy has also written an introduction to the book(we're almost professionals here!).
I've got a comic coming out...
Here's a look at the rest of page three(again, why half a page? just go with it.)
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Ah, the deadline has come and gone and I'm happy to say we made it! Actually, I didn't do much, the script was finished a long time ago, the real hero was Scott Kowalchuk, he basically spent his entire weekend finishing the inks and text on the story.
This five page story "Glimmer" is the first time I've ever had a comic story fully produced, and I must say it's been pretty amazing. Working with an artist to try and convey my ideas visually, getting art back from Scott showing my characters coming to life...everything's been truly amazing, something I'm so glad I was able to do, and something I really hope I can do again.
I'll post more info on the actual anthology later, once I get the final confirmation on the titles of everyone's stories.
For now, here's half of page three of the story(why half? why page three? no idea, just enjoy!)