Friday, February 3, 2012

Cells: Issue #1 is out!


This is undoubtedly the single best thing I've ever made, so lemme give some backstory on this sucker.

Originally, when I got into the Center for Cartoon Studies, I had intended my thesis to be this completed graphic novel that I had been working on for a little under two years about superheroes in a dystopian future, because I have very original ideas. Unfortunately, when the time came for our mini-thesis project last year, I was so bogged down with notes that I couldn't move forward.

So I scrapped that project, and I only had a few weeks left. While rummaging through old scripts, I found this piece of crap graphic novel called 'Cell', which I had written in the two months or so while I was dropping out of college. The story was horrible, but the basic premise, wherein the protagonist is dragging his battered best friend though an overwhelmingly harsh and confusing landscape, seemed perfect for my brand of humor.

What happened for the next six months is a longish story, but the point is that right now, the official first issue is done, and the second will be done in early April.

I've decided that I don't want to plan the story out and as a way to keep myself from getting to too serious or epic, I'll be making a point throughout the series to turn over a large piece of creative control to the audience.

It's gonna be funny, it's gonna be weird, it's gonna be good. Those of you who know me know how much I usually think my stuff sucks, so when I say it's the best thing I've ever done, I mean it. The first issue is available in downloadable PDF here. Print editions will be made available shortly.

Hope y'all like it!