Sequential Underground

What I've Been Up To: Scripting, Shifting, and Stripping

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

It's been a couple weeks since I tossed out an update, so here it goes:

- I finished scripting the second act of Pepper Jones, Adventure Scientist (remember the sample I posted from the first act?). The third act was practically written as a script, so all I need to do is break it into panels. This project is, for those who don't know, a digest-sized full-length graphic novel I'm co-writing with Shawn Atkins, who's also the artist:

- I've had a few story conferences with Pete Borrebach regarding the direction of our upcoming Time Log webcomic (launching in August!). Again drawn by Shawn, Pete and I thought that this story was locked down... until we went back and looked at the scripts we wrote three years ago and realized they needed to be completely overhauled. So overhauled we have! We should have the first few strips written by the start of June.

- Yeah, I shifted myself from one apartment to another over the weekend, but the real shifting is going on over in Super Haters. I bet everyone thought last week's ending was just a mindless joke, right? Well it may have been mindless but it wasn't a joke! Expect some... changes this week. (Here's last week's ending:)

- I've crossed the 15,000 word mark on my super-secret project (which is technically no longer a secret... you just need to know where to find it).

- And finally, I started stripping. Yep, over at Sequential Underground's Facebook page, the Strip Club is underway. It's a rotating cast of cartoonists telling one big semi-coherent story through a series of comic strips. Here's the first panel of my first contribution to Strip Club, Vol 1:

Introducing Pepper AND the Underground!

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

I've got two awesome things to introduce, both at the same time:

- My new comics project - Pepper Jones, Adventure Scientist
- A new comics creator collective I'm building - Sequential Underground

Over on the new Sequential Underground blog, I've put up the first page from Act I of my new Pepper Jones script. It's an interesting project, so pop over to the script sample post and find out more about this excellent project.

As for Sequential Underground, it's a new initiative formed by some local Pittsburgh comics creators to help cross-promote our different works and, in turn, create a more interactive comics community.

I'm sure I'll be sharing more about both of these projects in the upcoming months, so keep an eye peeled for Pepper and SU updates on the regular.