I’ve been toying with doing a web comic lately. There is a whole new model for doing a comic strip out side of print media these days, one in which I find very exciting and a bit freeing. Cartoonists who are syndicated are often kept on very tight leashes by editors and publishers who get a bit paranoid when they get a single phone call about something that has upset a reader. How Garry Trudeau, who does Doonesbury, has been able to stand the complaints his strip generates is beyond me. On the internet there are no such restrictions. The problem is monetizing the strip.
copyright Drew Litton 2009
These are a few characters that I’m working on in hopes they will bloom into their very own web comic. Think the Man from U.N.C.L.E. meets the Big Easy meets Lethal Weapon and you have a pretty good idea of the direction I’m goin in. Doing something in the swampland of Lousiana is really exciting to me since I love the setting and the landscape. I’m thinking about documenting the process on Creator’s Incubator as I work out the kinks and move forward towards actually launching it (if indeed I do). It might make an interesting project. Let me know what you think.