Tuesday, August 09, 2005

What's in store for LazyComix.....

Every so often I email my website around to various web comic site and magazines that pay attention to the comic book world.... last week, on a whim, I took a trip to craigslist.com to see if anyone was selling a nice bike and wound up taking a look in the job section.... you never know when you might find a neat comic book or illustration job opportunity.... so I found a call for comic book reviewers on a website I've never heard of. So I went to check it out, knowing that I'd never take a job reviewing comics. I'd love to, but I could never be honest with my reviews in fear of upsetting an editor or creator that I may have worked with or may work with in the future.... and if you can’t be honest as a reviewer, you shouldn't even bother.

When I got to the site, I saw that it was a pretty neat site that reviews music, art, movies (there's something I'd love to review) and comics.... so I emailed the editor asking him to take a look at NYComix.... turns out he really dug the work and wanted to run it on the site.... after a few emails we decided to run NYComix Episode 1 in the next issue. Next month, I'm hoping to run a new story that will really be fitting for September.... we'll see how that goes.

Anyway, the site is called www.NorthEastInTune.com... go check it out, it's a cool site and I'm excited about NYComix being a part of it in the near future.

That same day I took a trip over to DigitalWebbing.com... as most comic creators know, it's a place to find other creators looking to start a comic.... if you're a writer looking for a penciler, or a colorist looking for a letterer, anything... it's the place to look. As I clicked around the site I found a call for submissions to a subscription web comic site… being a big fan of web comics, I checked it out and it was a neat looking site with some good looking web comics already on board… so I send the NYComix link on over and got accepted… that’s when the panic set in… I’d have to post a new comic once a week. Wow. I’m pretty much on a once a month schedule now… once a week is a lot of work, especially with all my lettering work. But after talking to my girlfriend, who found the opportunity not as a reason to panic but as a way to force myself to write and draw every day… and to build up my portfolio of NYComix… so now I have to get my first strip rolling by September 1st… I’m hoping to get ahead of schedule so that I can take a week off every once in a while. I felt a little better after I flipped through a copy of Calvin and Hobbes 10th Anniversary Book… Watterson was creating amazing work on a daily basis… made my weekly problem seem a little less daunting.

Anyway, the web comic site is www.PixelStrips.com its still in the early stages now, but I think it’s going to be a great web comic site…

So that’s the big announcement… Now it’s off to letter Runaways and jot down ideas for web comic strips…

2 comments:

Brandon from So Cal said...

Hey Randy, I think it's great to hear that more people will get to see NYComix!
I also wanted to say thanks for the books and I'll e-mail you about that Yoda sketch, hopefully you'll still have time to do it with the increased workload and all...

RandyG said...

Hey Brandon!

Good to hear from you! Glad you enjoyed the books.

Send that email on over.... I'll be sure to make time for that sketch!

Thanks!
--Randy