Let me start out this farewell post by thanking Xavier for allowing me to guest blog here. It has been much fun. I’m sorry my rate of posting lost a little steam towards the end of the week.
So, here’s something I don’t know, and maybe other Comickers could fill me in on the etiquette.
I see various comics do “guest weeks” from time to time. Often the guest week is a fun look at the way another artist would treat the same subject matter or its a fun send-up of the style of the comic.
Here’s what I don’t know. How do guest weeks happen? Do other artists approach you and ask if they can do a guest strip? Do you ask them? I imagine people who are in collectives have an easier time of this.
This year at comic-con I made two purchases on spec, as they say. Most of my Comic-Con purchases are from creators whose content I am familiar with. However, I also make a couple of purchases where I don’t know exactly what to expect, either on a recommendation or because they look interesting.
First, a note of disclosure. I am featured in Malki !’s documentary, but I am going to hawk it anyway.
David Malki ! of Wondermark took Comic-Con attendance to a whole new level by making it an opportunity to documentarize.
Malki ! goes head to head with Comic-Con asking attendees and exhibitors (many of whom are your favorite Webcomics All-Stars) which is superior, David Malki ! or Comic-Con.
At Comic-Con, the idea was floated of a Starslip Animated series.
Ryan Sohmer of Blind Ferret seemed to like the idea. Kris Straub of Starslip seemed to like the idea. And I really liked the idea.
I’m not 100% sure what it would take to make that a reality, but I know that an internet groundswell is the sort of thing to convince the relevant people to try and make it one.
I have seen some discussions recently about Eric Von Websnark‘s suggestion that For Better or For Worse fans appropriate and repurpose the comic. There are some very interesting (and heated) comments going on over at that post, so people should check those out, but I want to talk about entitlement and derivative works.
I realized earlier that I wanted to write a post about Superosity while I am guest-blogging. Then, just moments ago, I realized that if I wanted to, there was nothing stopping me. So let’s talk about Superosity.
Here are some important points I want to make about it. First, its good and you should be reading it. Second, Chris (the character, not the author) is one of the best scripted idiots I have ever seen. And Third, the last few plotlines have been a lot of fun.
I want to thank Xavier for giving me this opportunity to guest-blog. My name is Lewis, I co-author a webcomic (Terror Island), and blog about comics (Wax Intellectual). You don't need to check out my blog though, as I've been holding off on posting things there to make sure I wouldn't be light on ideas for my stint as guest-blogger.