Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Minx Provides "Do Your Own Mini Comic" On Revamped Site
Just a quick bit --
DC's imprint Minx has revamped their website and now offers a mini-comic layout in PDF form so you can, in their words, "Tell Your Life In Pictures."
This is very exciting for me, as I now have a modest but structured template with which to put my modest but not incredibly awful comic drawing skills to use.
I figure that perhaps I can finish one 4-page mini-comic in time for the MoCCA Art Fest this weekend and either sell it or if that's sort of illegal because it's not my template at least give it away for good will.
Here are the topics I have been kicking around:
1) "My Friggin' Cat" -- about how my cat vomited in not one but both of my new shoes from Aerosoles, and my BF said he didn't mean to do it but he totally did because he was bitter about the salmon cat food.
2) "My Freaky-Ass Psychic Abilities" -- how I used to read tarot in Union Square park and these tourists from Chicago were totally freaked out because I was so accurate and then one of them took a photo of me because if the stuff came true he wanted to remember it but I was totally afraid this was just to get me arrested.
3) "Teenage Angst" -- like about when this friend from high-school explained to me all the basics regarding sex on a 15-minute bus ride and I was so freaked out because I was like "how could I have missed all this shit?" but you know how I could have missed it because I was reading @%##@% New Mutants and Peter Porker Spiderham that's how. And then later we almost got beaten up by this crazy woman.
4) "Oprah -- She's Wonderful" -- she really is wonderful. A biographical comic about real life.
So these are some thoughts. Please let me know if you have a preference.
Posted by Verge at 10:50 AM
Labels: DIY, independent comics, minx
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The psychic one, definitely. And then maybe the Oprah one, because that just seems really funny for some reason.ReplyDelete
I'd say that #3 would be the most compelling, but it might be tough to do in a 4 pager.ReplyDelete
Please don't do anything about Oprah. She has enough going for her. She doesn't need anything else.
I tried using this template and the results can be seen on my blog here: http://readingbookwatchingmoviesandmore.blogspot.com/2008/06/bit-by-bit-putting-it-together.htmlReplyDelete
Teenage Angst. Especially if you are using the Minx template.ReplyDelete
Another vote for the psychic one. Spooky awesome!ReplyDelete
My initial vote was for "Teenage Angst", though I also find the psychic abilities one just as compelling. I waffle.ReplyDelete
Will you post the story here for those of us that can't make it to MoCCA? Pretty please?
I'd vote for "My Friggin Cat," if only from a sales perspective. That story resonates with cat lovers AND cat haters. So, you'd basically have everyone covered.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure which is the best, but I had the same thing happen to me with the tarot readings once. I did readings for a bunch of people at a party and people were astounded and freaked out about how accurate I was. It was weird and exhausting because I got a huge crowd and everyone wanted a reading and it went on for hours.ReplyDelete
Hands down, the psychic one. That's awesome.ReplyDelete
I'm going to go with "Teenage Angst," if only because I can relate all too well (I also read Peter Porker).ReplyDelete
Thanks for the feedback, everyone.ReplyDelete
I think I'm going to go with "My Freaky Ass Psychic Abilities"
especially as it has this great lead-in where I have coffee with this transvestite I met on Craigslist. It's going to be really awesome.
I will scan it so you all can see. :-)
The tarot psychic!!! Sounds awesome!!! O.oReplyDelete
Thank Dog you're not doin the Oprah one. I mean "OPRAH!" are you jokin me???ReplyDelete
Wait. Let me look under my seat and see if there is a gun!!!
Looking forward to it Val! Although I'm a bit disappointed that we're only getting one of them. :)ReplyDelete
I'm torn between the psychic one and the sex angst one. There are already so many comics about Oprah out there.ReplyDelete
Oh... you've already decided. Then go you!
"Teenage Angst", definitely.ReplyDelete
Have you decided yet? If not, my gut reaction for sheer entertainment value would be the psychic one. Go fer it!ReplyDelete
The psychic one.ReplyDelete
I already know how the teenage angst one goes, having lived it. Heh.
yup, I'm pretty much going to go with the psychic one.ReplyDelete
and of course there will be hand-lettering, because I'm a purist.
I'm torn between the cat one and the psychic one. Teen Angst is fun and all but it's everywhere.ReplyDelete