OH GOD.on March 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm
I apologize to everyone who comes to this website multiple times a week, looking for updates (so like, none of you). We’ve been super busy here at Naughty Bicycle Headquarters (our apartment), and it’s been very hard to find the time to do an update these past couple weeks. I am just a terrible person. Forgive me?
Okay, now that I got all the empty apologies out of the way, we can continue!
Contrary to what you might think, not a lot has been going on around here lately, except for initial work on Facebeast #2 and preparations for conventions we have coming up in April. So let’s talk about those two things!
The script for Facebeast #2 is DONE… kind of. Actually it’s been done for a while, but we’ve recently suffered a minor setback. My macbook had a glass of water spilled on it and it’s pretty much done. And like an idiot, I didn’t back up ALL of my files. This includes the script for Facebeast #2 among many other important things. So I’ve been kicking myself in the face (boy, I must be flexible!) for the last few weeks. Despite this inconvenience we’ve started to get back to work. Luckily, most of the script has been tattooed to my brain, and I can remember about 90% of what happens in the issue. So given that, I’ve been rewriting it a couple pages at a time. Kate just finished penciling the first two pages, and I’m very happy with it so far! I can already tell we have come a looooong way in the comic-making process. This looks like it’s going to be a good one! But of course, I say that with every book we make.
For those of you who don’t know anything about this upcoming issue, I’ll give a little insight. This issue picks up right where the last one left off. Facebeast begins to tell his story: who he is, where he came from, and how he came to be the way he is. So it’s really an origin story. I also plan to develop the setting in which the comic takes place: Tampa, FL. This is where I live, people, and I plan on making the setting as much of a character as Facebeast himself. Trust me, some interesting/cool/weird things happen here. So yeah, that’s what you can expect from this next issue.
In other news, we’re getting ready for a couple of conventions in April: FREECON 8 (April 6-8) and PARIAHCON 2012 (April 27-29). In addition to comics and commissions, Kate has been working like a madwoman on crack to create some more prints to sell. Here are a few of the ones we’ll have ready for these next few conventions…
After Pariahcon, we’re taking the summer off to save up for the BIG ONE. No, not San Diego Comic Con. DRAGON*CON 2012! It’s taking it’s toll on our wallets, but we’re so excited to be a part of this huge opportunity. If nothing else, I hope we’re able to break even financially, and get our name out there to a whole new group of people in the process. It’s still about five months away, so all we can do now is wait and see how it goes.
I want to talk about one more thing on here before I go, and that’s about my new webcomic. It’s called The Hall Monitors, and it will be about the adventures of a ska/punk band called……. The Hall Monitors. Those of you who know me personally know that I’m in a band called The Long Johns. And after being in that band for a little over four years now, along with being in a slew of other bands, I’ve developed a concept for a new webcomic. My last stab at a webcomic did not go too well. Big Dumb Dog was cool for about seven or eight installments, then I just got lazy and uncreative. I couldn’t think of any other dumb things for the dog to do, so I gave up. Making a webcomic on a weekly basis has been hard for me because you need something new and fresh EVERY week. And in order to come up with that kind of material, you need a good concept. I think I may have that with this comic, The Hall Monitors. There’s all kinds of crazy stuff that happens when you’re in a band. From “crack whores” to “asshole sound guys” to “thirty-something year old drummers suffering from Peter Pan syndrome,” I feel I’ve got enough to write a whole novel. But we’ll just leave it as a webcomic.
I’ve decided to launch this webcomic on April 20th (HUUURRRRRRR 4/20). It will be updated every Friday by me. That’s right, I’m writing AND drawing this one, kids. So you all get to see my shitty artwork! Lucky you! So yeah, keep an eye out for that..
Welp, that’s about all I can say for now! Thanks for reading my pointless drivel, and stay tuned for more news!