The Problems With Making Webcomics, Volume 1

For anyone who’s only known me for a little while, I’ve had a dream for the longest time — to put a comic story together from beginning to end.

For the past decade, I’ve chipped away at an idea I’ve had for a comic named Fish ‘n’ Chimps — I even went as far as working on the webcomic from 2003-2006 and making print comics to sell at comic conventions for a number of years.

But that was like diving into the deep end without checking to make sure that the pool was filled.

Since then, I’ve been chipping away at this idea of mine, changing it from an idea for a gag comic from someone just exiting their teenage years to a storyline of a far grander scale, reflecting everything that I’ve learned in the last decade. Character sketches have given way to storylines; ideas scrawled on napkins and scrap paper found their way into what’s starting to resemble a script.

But as they say — the devil’s in the details. The longer I’ve worked at this idea, the more complex it’s become and the higher my standards have risen. What started as an unfocused idea has grown with startling clarity — the only problem now will be finding the time to make it a reality.

A cover idea with my main Fish 'n' Chimps character, Doomz
Hey! What's that over your shoulder?!

With a subway delay giving me an extended commute on my way home from my cosmic twin’s housewarming party, I sketched this out from ideas I have for later into the storyline — I guess all that I need to do now is start actually drawing the comic so I can get there.

–case p.

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