So my friend Matt Klokel has started a cool little business in which you send him your script for a comic book, pick an artist from the roster he has on staff, and he turns your script into a comic. (Just the graphics. As yet, he doesn’t offer actual printing.) It’s called C-BAD, or Comic Book Artists on Demand.
To kick off the business, he asked if I wanted to do a free five-page comic. Sounds like fun. But I feel like the opportunity would be wasted on my limited comic book experience. So I’m going to let you, Agitator readers, write the script. Here’s how it will work:
I’ll put up a post asking for ideas for the first page. You’ll post your manuscripts in the comments section. I’ll pick four or five (assuming there are at least that many), and we’ll then vote on which one wins. The next week, I’ll take ideas for the second page, which of course would need to begin where the first page plot left off. We’ll do this until we have a five-page comic book written and approved by Agitator readers. It will be posted to the web when it’s done. If there’s interest, maybe we’ll figure out a way to make printed copies available.
No real rules about plot or content. Just don’t be an asshole. And you don’t need to make me a character. In fact, from what I know of some of your twisted minds, I’d rather you didn’t! But whatever we end up with, well, that’s what we’ll end up with. This could be pretty great. Or it could go horribly off the rails. Which I guess is part of the fun.
I’ll put up a post calling for scripts for the first page later this week. But first, we need to vote on an artist. You can check out samples of each artist’s work here.