So here it is…
The latest “Secret Project” that I’ve been teasing the past month or so is in fact my submission for the Washington Post’s contest for comic strips.
If I make it past the primary round, you’ll be able to see the strip and vote for it on the Post’s website. If I make it (and this is a VERY BIG “if”!!!!), I will definitely be posting links, so stay tuned to the whole thing.
You know what? Keep track of the whole thing regardless, because it’s a great contest and an amazing opportunity for whomever wins and gets the spotlight put on them as a fledgling creator.
When I first saw this contest, I just thought about talking about it and spreading the word, never thinking at all about attempting to enter myself. But the more I thought about it, the more I felt like I should try.
I spent a nice chunk of time during my Ohio vacation this past month plotting, thumbnailing, writing, and drawing. I actually had a deadline for a comic that I didn’t set myself as well as submission parameters for the final product. It was weird, but also felt oddly “professional”. I liked it.
Even if I don’t win, I plan on showing the submission here or somewhere else eventually, because it sort of is funny and I’m actually proud of it. Also, I think the name is awesome and probably the funniest/smartest thing I’ve ever thought of, if I do say so myself…anyway, stay tuned for more when I find out more.