Okay, as I stated in my last post, Iain and I are planning on each doing a full comic (24 comic-book-size pages OR 100 panels of an online comic, all completely finished (and online, for the online comic)) sometime this week. I don’t know exactly when I’ll have the four hours to do it, but heck, maybe tomorrow night, right? Hah!
Anyway, I’m going to be making it available online in two ways, which Iain can already guess, seeing as we discussed it:
First, you can watch the comic unfold as I draw it, for $0.49 via BitPass. You will be buying access to a special page where I will be uploading panels as they get done, so you will be able to see the comic get created LIVE. I am, thus, planning on getting 100 panels done in four hours. Your purchase will allow you access to this special page for 30 days and four hours, so feel free to buy now and come back as often as you like to enjoy and re-enjoy … whatever it is I end up drawing.
Remember, in order to keep up, I’ll need to draw a panel around every two minutes. Wait, is that right? [Teel opens his calculator app… yep] Yes. If I were to draw a panel every two minutes, I would get to 120 panels. In the event that I somehow get ahead, and it fits the “story”, I may just do that. Now that I think about it, I think Iain said he might do that. Fine. I’ll do 144 panels. I’ll get a panel done and online every 1minute and 40 seconds, HAH! Err. Well. If you buy the live subscription, you can see me try to do just that.
Here is the link to purchase 30 days of access to my forthcoming LIVE Four-Hour Comic:
Remember, you can use BitPass funds towards many other online purchases, including comics, music, and … some powerpoint presentations, I think… Yeah. And you can buy BitPass funds with any major credit card, or your Paypal account (remember, Paypal can take funds from your checking account, so you can use it even without a credit card!). So, yeah. Do that.
Second, for those of you who don’t have a credit card, checking account, and don’t know anyone with same, you can still read my Four-Hour Comic. I will post it, three or four panels at a time (or so) over the course of the month directly following its creation… Probably starting next Tuesday…. you know, in case for some reason I end up doing the comic from 5 to 9PM next Monday night, just under the deadline. I’ll surely want to pass out at that time.
So, there you have it, you can see it unfold live, read it all at once, and enjoy the magic of the Four-Hour Comic (Did I invent it by suggesting that it ought to be actually done, or did John Allison invent it with a simple typo? I give credit to John. This was all his idea.) or you can wait patiently and see it unfold over the course of a month.
Two more, little things.
If you did decide to buy access, you probably noticed that it said “take 1” in the title. This is because I would like to try to do a Four-Hour Comic at least once a month. Not just so that I have new comics content on Modern Evil just about every day from now on, but so that I get some comicking done every month. As opposed to the last few months, where I’ve basically not done any comic-making. Wheee!
Also, if there’s interest, I might turn on my microphone and record a four-hour audio session as I draw the comic. I could encode it as a reasonably-sized file (or maybe many small files, with cutoffs at the end of panels or panel groups or whatever) and give it free to people who paid to watch the comic live (after the comic was done, of course) and offer it for some small BitPass charge along with the appropriate panels? That would be neat. Like, buy the audio corresponding with the three or four-panel segments of the comic as they go online daily for a penny or two. Hear me struggle with drawing, and perhaps more fun, hear me struggle with getting the panels online!
(That reminds me that I have to upload all the panels as I go along; perhaps I ought not to try for 144 panels… Sigh… Silly Iain with his fancy broadband…)
That’s all for now. I’ll try to give ample notice (say, at least a few hours?) before I get started, so you can try to watch it as it happens. Now, to sleep.