The new guy's a "writer". AHHH ha ha ha!
Submitted by Cilly on January 5, 2004 - 21:15
I'm Michael O'Connell, writer of a new online comic called "The Nice Guy". Just thought I'd introduce myself, as I just joined up. We're trying to get our site off the ground, so we're trying to spread the word--and we're trying to meet the rest of the online comic community, too. This seemed like a fine place to join up.
Would love any input anyone has on the site. It's a serious learn-as-we-go process. Which is fine, because we (that being me and artist Tim Watts) have been talking about getting this thing going for years, and it only happened when we just jumped in and started it. I'm running the web page, but am certainly no web designer (thank you, Dreamweaver!). I even had to be the colorist for a while (thank you, Photoshop!) until we actually hired one who knew what he was doing (you can still see my flat coloring work on a number of the old strips that haven't been re-done yet. Give me a break! I'm a freaking writer!). And it took me a while to figure out lettering, too (let's give a shout out to my boy Illustrator!). So it's all still a work in progress, but we're progressing nicely. At least our readership has been growing monthly.
We're going to be releasing the print comic this summer, and hope a lot of people buy it (we'll be at our table at the San Diego Comic-Con pimping it hard this year), but we're always going to be cranking out the online comics for free, too.
So, please, feel free to check it out and let us know what you think. And I'm looking forward to picking everyone's brains about their online comic experiences. Great to be here!
And thanks, Dee, for turning us on to this site!