…And also serves as a convenient distraction from household chores. But here’s the thing. I’m doing a webcomic with a friend of mine, in between the times we each have allotted for real-life activities — don’t worry, you’ll know when it’s ready — and when I gave her the first installment of script for the first story we’ve planned to do, I suddenly found myself writing it in full-script form. And this was unexpected : up until that point, I’d thought it’d go more like panel, caption, caption, panel, that whole thing. Maybe some word balloons. But, no. Apparently in my head I’m seeing JRJR draw it, or something.
And Merrie doesn’t have the experience that JRJR has, so I figure I better get a bit handier with the full-script format. Therefore…
Some of you have read, and in a spirit of what I can only assume to be kindness, tolerated, my little Ray Palmer experiment. Others of you have heard me expound upon how I think writing for (superhero) comics is probably harder than it appears, given that you actually have to come up with stuff. Now I think, maybe I should do another little exercise in this area. But considering that the last idea about superhero comics I had was about how the Yellow Claw thinks the Super-Soldier Serum was a stupid idea, maybe…
I should just pick a character at random, and try to dash off a few pages about that character, whoever they are.
Well, it couldn’t hurt, right?
But if blogs are for anything they’re for substituting the whims of strange people for randomness, so I’m opening the floor to suggestions: what character do you think I should take a run at, one-shot solo adventure style? Don’t give me Batman, or Mister Miracle or Flash or anything…nothing that ambitious. The Human Torch is okay; Spider-Man isn’t. See what I’m saying? Wonder Man, sure; Iron Man or Daredevil, no. Captain America is right out. Superman? Ridiculous.
Oh God, now I’m really interested in what insane thing you might propose.
So…your thoughts, Internet?