evannichols (evannichols) wrote,

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Although I worked on the webcomic, went for a walk with drarwenchicken and Baby Hz, and watched the "X Files: I Want To Believe" movie (seriously, what was the point of making that? Aside from giving me an idea for a webcomic storyline, I really didn't think much of it), today's highlight was receiving the proof copy of the comic book from ComiXpress!

I was pleased to see that the minicomic I made (with the help of Kinkos) looks exactly like the printed version, except smaller. This means, for one thing, that I indeed understood the instructions provided by the printer (I did have some doubts, as they didn't make things completely clear), and everything came out as expected.

Of course, I'm already thinking about things that I'll do differently for Comic #2. A full-bleed cover, for one thing (which, in case you don't know, has nothing to do with exsanguination. It means that the artwork goes all the way to the paper's edge). And full color inside! And a less whimsical story; I've got a couple scripts started already.

I take it as a good sign that I want to DO. MORE. COMICS. RIGHT. NOW! But I suspect that I'll want to solidify the scripts first. And prioritize. Should I start with the webcomic's wrap-up story? Or a side story? How many comics could I get going, with different artists? Could I have five comic books done by Stumptown next year? (That would be AWESOME!)

I'll order a bunch of comics (I don't know if I'll get them in time for Free Comic Book Day, as planned). Still, I think it's pretty cool to have a comic book.
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