It was about the time that joerules and I did a combined guest strip for Theater Hopper that I got to thinking about doing a webcomic. It’d be more correct to say that I’ve bounced around the idea for a long time but lacked two things: a belief that I could have semi-regular humorous thoughts and the ability to draw.
It hit me in the midst of our collaboration that I could maybe coerce someone into drawing if I had ideas…and then I had an idea. I won’t go into it (since I might eventually do it and I don’t want you to steal my idea), but I described it to Joe and he liked the idea and expressed some interest. We talked about doing a short-run thing and seeing how it went, and that’s where we left it. He was busy, I was still mulling ideas over.
That’s what I do: I mull things. To death. Currently simmering in my brain are fully-fleshed-out ideas for: a children’s book, a movie, a sitcom pilot, a novel, a (possibly money-making) website, and a webcomic. Total things put down on actual paper (or computer screen): about .5, all told. I’ve got the first page of the children’s book written, and a one-page description (treatment?) of the movie written.
Fast forward a few months. I really enjoy Joe’s art style. It’s fun, professional, and just darn good. I sent him a message and asked him what he would charge to do a comic portrait of me. In response, he sent me the following picture:
Turns out he had done this a few months ago when we first talked about the idea I had. I was blown away by it, and it renewed my mulling.
What’s your first thought when you see it? It fits my idea perfectly, but not in the most evident sense. That doesn’t make much sense, I know, but it would if you knew!