Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Emergent Comics: It Begins

emergent comics Page 1, Panel 1


Okay, so here are the rules for Emergent Comics: you tweet your script for the next panel, using the hashtag #emergentcomics. When it comes time for me to draw the next panel I will count all the entries, and then pick one using a random number generator, and then I will draw that panel!

The story is in your hands! Your only responsibility is to BE AWESOME.

(Note: in case the randomly-picked tweet is a spambot/ explicitly pornographic / just someone saying LOLZJUSTIUN BIEBER or something, I will pick one of the adjacent entries, but otherwise I will be doing my best to respect the randomness of the process. Well, for now. We'll see how it goes.)

I've added a handy #emergentcomics twitter widget to the side of this blog so you can check out what's the haps.

What else? Oh yeah, I'm going to be using a nice regular 9-panel grid for this. I broke the rule on the very first panel and strethed over two, but I figure that's allowed as its an establishing shot. Anyway, here is the page that is waiting to be filled with your genius:

emergent comics page 1

Please join in! It will be fun, I promise.

Oh, by the way, here is the script for the first panel, to prove it is doable in 140 characters:

1: woman, masked, asleep on sofa. Caption: AND THIS IS HOW THE WEIRDEST DAY IN MY LIFE BEGAN... SFX: BANG! #emergentcomics
And that's with 18 characters to spare. Take that, Alan Moore.

1 comment:

  1. Oops! I Tweeted incorrectly it seems. So, here's an actual script:

    2. Close-up on half-opened eyes and scrunched forehead of the girl. She is half-awake, looking up at a panicked anime-esque Robotic Monkey/Squirrel thing that is jumping on the couch ledge just above her head and shouting.

    Word Bubble: "BANG! ZAP! POW!"

    Caption box (below Masked Girl's half-awake eyeline): "ANA MARMOT PYA WAKING ME AT DAWN, TRYING HER BEST TO WARN ME . . ."