So it's pretty rare that I have an idea that would best translate into a web comic... But it happened. I had this idea in 2009 and it festered for quite some time in my idea pile.
Then came along Pete Jaquay, who started posting a lot of drawing-related stuff to his facebook. It turns out he was working on his own webcomics, which he has at lunacyink.com/ ... Stoner Dudes in particular is hilarious.
I asked him if he would draw something for me, and he said sure! He did it in like 30 minutes, maybe even less, who knows. I told him what I want drawn, but not what I was going to do with it, OR what the joke was. He went in this blind. He was the R. Crumb to my Harvey Pekar!
So anyway, all I asked for was a picture of a guy jumping off a building, but seeming happy about it. The joke being that he was happy that he hadn't already fallen off the building; it's about the folly of optimism and optimists. However, I specified that, if it was possible, I wanted to be able to see that he still had horror in his eyes. I had no idea how it would be represented, but Pete's way of dealing with it was to make the pupils their own faces. What an awesome idea! The only edit I did to his art was some slight pixel-level modification on the pupils to make them more horrified, and a photoshop auto-color that might have altered the pallet slightly. And then I added the caption in Photoshop.
I don't want to hear that you don't like the Chiller font -- you're talking to someone who loves Comic Sans, so you can fuck off. I think it's hilarious, and is the best built-in PhotoShop 7.0 font to be used for someone to be screaming their last words as theyfall to their death.
So anyway: "At least I didn't fall off the building yesterday." I think this represents the folly of optimists quite well.
Clintopia #001, building, comic, motivational moster, optimism.
captioned. comedy. demotivator.
March 25, 2010.
Art by Pete Jaquay, Clint.
... Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
... Read Pete's frickin' hilarious comics at LunacyInk.com/ ... Seriously. I laughed my *ass* off.