September 11th, 2003

breeden

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September 11th.

I got nothin' to say. It's all been said. Nothing I can say at this point about tragedy or patriotism or politics or media saturation can add anything, there are no pithy quotes from great men that have not already been quoted, no minds that can be changed, no tears that have not been jerked, no footage that has not been mined out of every last drop of emotion, relevance, shock value, or remembrance.

I despise the use of tragedy to push anyone's agenda, and that includes mine. So that's all I've got to say about it.
breeden

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So this morning I finished up the 37th page of "Digger" and uploaded it to Graphic Smash, thereby getting my buffer extended out to November. And that's not bad. Monday we launch, and I'll be updating daily for two weeks to clear through the fairly extensive backlog (otherwise, it'd be Christmas before any new strips appeared, and my readers would probably get a trifle irate with me.) Readers wishing to skip this backlog could wait to join until the end of the month--I don't want anyone joining right away, and then being disappointed!--but it's worth noting that if you buy a year's subscription the first month, it's $20 instead of $30, so it's a good buy.

This got me thinking about "Digger" and how it differs from the other comics I've mucked about with. And I thought about writing about it, because writing helps me get it packaged in my own brain, and then I thought "Talking about your own creations at length seems self-indulgent and practially masturbatory and likely to bore the hell out've people, not to mention terribly conceited. They've been encouraging and wonderful and supportive--haven't they done enough?"

And then I thought "It's your damn Livejournal, and exists mostly for the sake of self-indulgence, you almost never post quiz results or talk at length about your RPG characters, and anyway, these are people who have listened faithfully to your saga of getting urine samples from your cat, on multiple occasions. And NOW you worry about boring them?"

So heck with it. I'm talking about my comic experiences for a bit, damnit. Okay, a long damn time. Don't feel obligated to read--this is as much for me as anything else.
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Well, contrary to my earlier fears, people seemed interested in my long-winded ramblings about the creative process (or possibly there is nothing good on TV today!) And indeed, I got an e-mail asking for further clarification on my plotting technique, and comparing it to the writer's own experiences in writing classes. And I figured, what the heck, I'll talk about it s'more, and hopefully the writer of said letter won't mind me usin' that as a springboard!
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