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Weekly Rundown #7

posted Jun 15, 2014, 5:02 PM by Michael Conrad
    It is Sunday, and I am finally getting a bit of time to get some work done... the real work. 
    Being a creator of "things" who makes no money off of the aforementioned "things" I am pretty much strapped to my day job for the better part of the week. I don't have one of those cure 40 hour a week jobs either, so my time is even tighter than you might think. That aside I am making a lot of progress on a number of fronts, working on blocking out the lettering for Frown not being the least of it.
    I don't know if you have ever really put yourself into a project without really knowing what the hell you are doing, but that is exactly what my partner Winston and I have done. Neither of us has ever REALLY made a comic before, and we are flying by the seat of our pants. One of the things that is most abstract is the lettering bit, so there is a ton of anxiety about this, one of the final and most important steps. I am not going to lie, I am nervous as hell about how it will work, but I have a ton of faith in the project and I think when it is done all of the worry will have a big payoff.
    Speaking of "payoff" I think a lot about what a reasonable expectation for this thing is... We are going to end up very much in the hole financially, and it is unlikely this thing will get a lot of attention, as we are first time creators of a completely DIY comic. My expectation is that a small group of people (maybe just friends) will read Frown and know that Winston, myself, and now Jef have put a ton of work into it. This is a comic about failure, a topic we are all too familiar with... but I really don't see how it can fail at this point. I feel like we have won already, the project has brought Winston and I together in a way I never imagined, and has created a solid foundation that future projects will be based on, hopefully for the rest of our lives.
    Well, I guess this is enough for now. I am going to work on a script... 

Oh, before I go, would you do yourself a favor and read "The Playboy" by Chester Brown? It is very good.

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