So I started a Webcomic, or Reasons My Friends Never See Me

O hai gaiz. I think I only mentioned it in passing before, but I thought I’d talk at you a bit about this thing I’m doing in my free time.

But first. If you’re on Twitter or Tumblr, feel free to follow me on either. I post a little more frequently there than I do here.

Okay now.

So I’ve got this webcomic going.

It was a New Year’s resolution to myself – and I rarely do those, but I figured hey the world’s ending (Ghost Rider 2 was released this year so you know it’s true), so why not? I’ve been working on MFK on and off for foreeever, but I just never got around to actually doing anything with it. But I was out of school, unemployed, and had nothing else to do with my time, so I decided this would be the year I bring it to life.

And then three days later I got a job. Funny how that happens. Now I’m super busy and never go out, which I guess is all well and good since I have no money.

Strangely, I don’t think I ever really saw myself as a comic artist, but I’ve always been interested in producing a webcomic. I have a folder on my computer full of ideas, many of which I began when I was still in high school, and I’ve just saved the files, scripts and artwork and added to them over the years. I was head over heels for animation too, but I didn’t know how to animate. Comics were a little more attainable for me.

Oh, right. So MFK.

This is a huge first for me – not only starting a comic, but writing a long-form story and sharing it with the world. There was my senior thesis of course, and a couple of short stories, but nothing of this magnitude. So I’m approaching it all as an exercise. I’m just going to cut loose and see what happens, and hopefully I’ll pick up a few lessons along the way.

…Oh, and! It’s still a wee babe as far as webcomics go, but you can read it online at www.mfkcomic.com. The regular update schedule is Mondays and Thursdays.

Art Schools and Creativity

First of all, my friend Yezi, Ringling grad like me, wrote a blog post about choosing art schools. It’s full of great insight on selecting an art school, Ringling, and the animation industry. If you’re looking at going to school for animation, it’s worth a read.

Secondly, I was thinking of writing an update post, but I’m probably not in the best mindset for it, so instead here’s a video of John Cleese talking about creativity. It cheered me up a bit today and maybe it will do the same for you.