Tuesday, May 22, 2007

For the Birds: The Molting

Finally, the beginning of my amateurish comic career.

It took me a while to think of the right plot, but this'll do for now. I drew it on 12 x 9 paper & colored it in colored pencils.

It'll take me a little while to post the next installment (I don't know how to continue the comic), so be patient. I may post other things inbetween. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Hey Mike,
Cool comic. The logo you made for it was great. I'm really impressed with the artwork here but not surprised. I think its cool that your going for a serial comic as opposed to stand alone's like what I do. Do you have a follow up for this yet or are you still thinking. I'm looking foward to when the next comic comes. Do all of your birds live in this city? If they do you can make it very character dense and really develop a rich landscape and do something very unique with this comic. It can be like sex and the city but with birds (lame joke I'm sorry)
Your comic is very character driven as opposed to zinger one liner driven and I like that. Put up more comics man!

Your Fan,
David Spector

Michael J. Ruocco said...

Hey Dave! Thanks again, dude!

I'm still thinking about what's next in store for our naked friend. I was thinking about having him make a quick pitsop before the story continues or just going straight to the point. It's troubling for me.

Actually, the city is only a small part of a much larger environment that they all live in. The city itself is called "Birdbrain", but they live in a large county, made up of suburbs, forests, lakes, etc. It's kinda like my own little Springfield.

One day, I'll post a tour of this place; where the guys hang out, the bars, clubs, meeting spots... all kinds of stuff. Maybe I'll make a rough map showing what's where.

The main problem is that all the good material for this kind of comic has already been done. I was told just the other day that the idea for this particular molting story was done already on a show called "Sitting Ducks". I think it was the pilot for the show itself, too. There are a lot of things that show & my character's comic has in common. It's almost like "unconsious plagarism".

Thanks again for the comments, Dave!