Indybot on March 31, 2009
And weâ€™re off to a stellar start! Becauseâ€¦seeâ€¦the first panelâ€¦
And donâ€™t worry, itâ€™s not meant to make perfect sense right away â€“ think of this as the intro to one of those television shows where they always splice in clips from the impending episode during the opening credits.
I want readers to learn about the world of Whateverland, USA the same way we experience the real one â€“ gradually figuring things out for ourselves as we go along. After all, nothing makes sense at first.
These three pages are a good example of an intended joke missing its mark. In my mind, I was poking fun at the traditional â€œexposition monologueâ€ style of introduction, with the gag being that the alleged â€œnarratorâ€ is actually just some dude (who may or may not very well be full of it) going off on a tirade because heâ€™s bored. Of course, the first person I showed it to immediately assumed that I was simply resorting to a clichÃ© for lack of a better idea. Ah well. Live and learn. As such, I decided to combine pages one through three into a single, triple-treat update. Even if the joke is confusing, at least it's over quickly.
As for the backgrounds in panel threeâ€¦wellâ€¦these things happen. Iâ€™ll fix it one of these days, but rule one for me on this project is â€œdonâ€™t get hung up on imperfections.â€ Well, technically thatâ€™s rule two â€“ rule one is, first and foremost, â€œDare to be stupid.â€ The prologue is actually a mash-up of old and new art that Iâ€™ve cobbled together, and it certainly shows. I donâ€™t want to spend too much time fretting over this prologue stuff when I should be focusing on the art for chapter one.
From here on out, every Wednesday shall henceforth come bearing a new page of Whateverland, USA. And it shall henceforth be known throughout the land (and by â€œthoughout the land,â€ I mean â€œin my imaginationâ€) as Whateverland Wednesday! I hope youâ€™ll come back next week!
I wish I could personally thank every single one of you for reading!
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