Thursday, September 1, 2011
I'm posting my page a day early since I'll be gone for the weekend. Hope you don't mind :)
We've barely started this experiment and I'm already having more fun than I could have imagined. And the excitement we've see from you all after one page just makes me feel all fuzzy in side. Thanks for taking this ride with us.
Scott and I started SkottieScott with an email like this
Scott: "Those 2 warm-ups you did were great, we should start a blog together and do that everyday."
Scott: "Maybe we'll even try to sell them each day."
And a few days later we had SkottieScott up and running and we hard daily for about 5 months. It was fun but Scott and I knew that we were storytellers and that just doing images of Batman and the Muppets was starting to get a bit boring. We wanted to get excited again. We started discussing doing a book one day in those first few emails. After taking our break from SDCC and Trickster, I emailed Scott like
Me: "Hey, I'm getting bored of doing established characters only, everyday."
Me: "Let's tell a story. You do a page, I'll react to that on my page and we'll try to tell a long form story out of nothing."
Again, the plan was as simple as that. Scott liked the idea of animals, fantasy and adventure. He knows me well, so I agreed quick. He suggested that we each create a character and so we went away and Asher and Spittle were born. Outside of that, nothing was set in place. We'll do our best to tell a seamless story with 2 different artists and no plan. We didn't even give it a name yet. We decided to let the story start first and see where it led us and if that would inform the name instead the title directing us towards a story.
We're not the first do this, and as a fan of storytelling I hope we're not the last. But we're going to have fun and we hope you all enjoy the ride. I'm working on proper webcomic site and that will launch in a few weeks, but until then you can follow along here on the blog.