In the few minutes here and there where I’m not watching my cute fluffy death/poop machine attack my other dog with flying face tackles (you know it’s bad when I get excited to go to work so I can escape the puppy), I’ve been working on my webcomic idea, fleshing out how I want to do it while sketching out rough strips.
I watched some of The Aristocrats last night, and from a storytelling perspective, the whole idea of this joke is fascinating. I started to tell my own version of it to myself, thinking of the most foul, awful, and disgusting things I could think of to pepper the story (as in keeping with the “rules” of the joke). Then I thought to myself “holy crap, I need to be writing all of this down for the webcomic!”
See, this is what I’m thinking: I want to do something offensive in the vein of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, where it is so offensive it is hilarious, because it could never happen. Plus I love characters that are terrible people. Remember, my graphic novels are for the more literary stories I have in my head – I want to go wild with the web strip. And like Randal in Clerks 2, I have used the internet to find the most disgusting things I would never in my life do. Tim and I used to have a game on who could gross out the other with the Internet when we used to work together. He’s the all-time champ with finding eel porn (not joking).
Nobody can beat eel porn. Not even Tub Girl.
Also, I’ve been reading through Fleen’s excellent coverage of the SDCC Webcomic panels from last week. You can read them online: Webcomics 101, Webcomics 102, and Webcomics 103 Part One. I’m a research junkie, and since I’ve done one webcomic before, I know what I failed at. These articles help fill in the gaps of my knowledge with what I could do better at (when I say failure, it is more from a marketing and promotional strategy aspect).
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