OK, a little bit of information about what’s going to be coming up with this website and my comics.
I’ve finished posting the strips that appeared in my book that was published last year, and am going to spend the next couple of weeks posting odds and ends and related things before jumping into the strips that will be part of my next set of strips, which I’m calling Damaged Goods. It’s all part of the ongoing stories that I’m collectively calling A Waste of Time but I’m grouping strips into chunks and collections and storylines, so before I go on to posting more new strips I’m going to be posting some odds and ends related to the book and some miscellaneous things I’ve done.
Coming up starting next week I’m going to be posting portraits of some of my characters with blogs discussing them, and that will go into creating a character guide for this website. The next two posts after today will be portraits of guys I’ve known, and they’ll have stories attached to them too. I haven’t decided yet if these drawings and comics relating to the points in my life when I made them will be part of Damaged Goods, but we’ll see. They’re new content that was made after I finished the strips for this last book, and leading up to Damaged Goods.
Then there are a few other odds and ends I might post before I start posting the first strips that will officially be part of Damaged Goods. I’m hoping to get far enough ahead on those strips that I can be posting them as I work on my next project, because that will require lead time if I plan to keep posting three times a week. The next thing I’m going to be working on is still part of the whole A Waste of Time project, and it features my rabbit, I plan to work on it concurrently with other strips, but as I was writing it it started to become such a large story that now I think it’s going to be its own graphic novel. I don’t feel quite ready to start talking on here about what it’s going to be about, but it’s going to be in the 150-200 page range, and a lot of the pages will be more complicated, drawing-wise, than shorter strips that mainly just feature dialog and my characters, as far as the drawing parts go.
So, the idea is to have the first few chunks of Damaged Goods on here, and then to start in on my big mystery project. Along with all that, I’m trying to work on putting together an EP of songs for Dove of Love, and I’m also going to work on another side project, which I’ll also be posting more about soon. So, a whole ton of stuff coming up, keep checking back, even if sometimes I miss a few days of posting here and there, and I know I sometimes do. The plan is to, as often as possible, still stick to the Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday posting schedule, but that might get messed with a little bit from time to time as I try to get all these projects going, along with some other things I haven’t even mentioned on here yet.
So, yeah, exciting times :)
Alright, so the last couple strips have discussed Prester’s favorite Christian Rock band, Dove of Love, and I thought I’d post this colored version of their poster and talk a little bit more about what the band is like.
I’m hoping to make an EP with a couple of their songs that I could sell at comic conventions, or maybe include in a future book of my comics, and probably also have available online somehow. I have some ideas about there sound, and I can probably write their lyrics, but I don’t play any musical instruments or anything like that, so I’ve been talking to musically talented people I know about collaborating on this. If anybody out there is interested, email me and who knows, we’ll see what happens. The sound I’m thinking of for Dove of Love is kind of a 90′s grunge band sound, only like kind of bad, low-budget imitation grunge. It’s supposed to be a parody album and funny, but I’d like the songs to be strong enough that it’s actually enjoyable for people to listen to. Like I was saying about Dove of Love before, the idea is that I’m joking when I make fun of these things, but Dove of Love doesn’t know that they’re joking. It’s a fine line there. I think if the songwriting is strong enough and the songs have strong melodies and everything, this could be an awesome little EP.
As the whole Dove of Love part of things develops, I’ll be posting to the Facebook page for the band , and also the Tweeting for them at twitter.com/doveofloveband , so follow those if you’re curious :)