Written by Manuel A. Carmona
So lately I've been called the "Godfather of indie comics" and although I don't think I am (not by a longshot!), I'm extremely humbled that someone looks at me like that; so I'm doing my best to represent indie comics to the best of my abilities, especially during #ThanksIndie Month. That compliment comes with the responsibility of building a community in which we can help each other, compete but also respect each other. We can share each other's work and support each other as well. It is with that sentiment that I decided to do a series of homage sketches of those indie creators' characters I feel deserve the recognition. With that said I'd like to begin with Scorp Jimenez's Classic Alafta! I'd like to show my respect for the character, the creator and I look forward to catching up on all her adventures.
PS. To follow Scorp's work visit: Scorp Jimenez' Art on Facebook
I love social media for the same reason I hate it sometimes, you can reach and be reached by an infinity of people, some of whom you may end up calling friends and some of them not so much. A few months ago I received a friend request from someone who lives relatively close to me and seemed to be interested in the same geeky things I'm into, so I accepted the request. As it turns out this gentleman is the host of a geek related podcast called Do you Speak Geek? “Do You Speak Geek?” is a platform designed to bring the latest and most exciting news and/or content from the geek/nerd community. Covering topics such as comics, TV shows, movies, books, technology, gaming and any other topics of interest from a fan’s perspective. If you're looking for something to listen to on your way to/from work, something to listen to at work or maybe while your kid is at Tae Kwon Do class; give Do Your Speak Geek? a listen and I promise you'll get a nerdy kick out of it... I know I did!
To Listen Do You Speak Geek? Go To: Do You Speak Geek?
I was so thankful for indie comics, I hit up Manuel Carmona and asked him "in the spirit of Buy Indie Comics Day, why not do a month long Indie Comics themed event throughout November?" He was all in for it, and here we have it:
#ThanksIndie month is here! Throughout the month we'll be posting blogs, reviews, interviews, and artwork featuring various independent creators from all over the world, from all walks of life.
This is my small way of paying it forward, and hopefully you may find something you've never read before or maybe I'll find something I've never read before!
We'll be talking about what inspired us and the indie comics that moved us to create comics, so consider this like a smooth month long acoustic set in a nice coffee house, all in the safety of your home.
I am SUPER excited for all this, and I hope that excitement shows through, and most important of all, I hope this brings creatives together to both broaden and bring us closer. To inspire respect and healthy competition. Now is the best time to bring your own unique visions into the world, and me and my bottle of wine can't wait!
-Alvaro "Lance Danger" Cortes Jr
Written by Manuel A. Carmona
Today I'm going to kill three birds with one stone, first I'm going to give a spotlight to those podcasts that shine a light on the many incredible indie comics out there, this will help any indie creator who might have a book they need reviewed and last but not least; comics fans can find a podcast (or podcasts) that they can listen to and learn more about the many indie comics that exist and they can read. I do this because I feel we're all in this together, this isn't about me making it big; it's about ALL OF US MAKING IT! With that said, here's a list of the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis because they discuss indie comics amongst other geek topics.
1. The ComixCentral Podcast Network features Indie Comics, creating, selling & marketing comics, interviews with industry insiders, reviews & more! www.comixcentral.com
2. Escapist Comics Podcast features weekly comics news and reviews! Hosted by Jessica and Jesse, produced in association with The Escapist Comic Bookstore 3090 Claremont Ave. Berkeley, CA.
3. Indie Alley An amalgam of Independent Comic Books and Indie Wrestling. The combination you never realized you needed. with co-hosts, Andrew G. & Fred E. joined weekly by special wrestling commentator Joey Bag of Doughnuts.
4. The Comics Alternative A weekly podcast focusing on the world of alternative, independent, and primarily non-superhero comics. (There's nothing wrong with superhero comics. We just want to do something different.) New podcast episodes become available every Wednesday and include reviews of graphic novels and current ongoing series, discussions of upcoming comics, examinations of collected editions, in-depth analyses of a variety of comics texts, and spotlights on various creators and publishers. The Comics Alternative also produces "special feature" programs, such as shows specifically dedicated to creator interviews, webcomics, on-location events, and special non-weekly themes and topics.
5. NERDSoul The Audio feed of the NERDSoul YouTube Show. NERDSoul, is that intangible fresh--that 70's soul mixed with comics, some sci-fi fantasy, movie geekery, topped off with the Golden Era of Hip Hop. Loving Wu-Tang, Justice League, Star Wars, Stevie Wonder and playing D&D after school. NERDSoul comes from that StreetGEEK that can chop it up with the best, while being up on game around the block and Pop Culture's Movies, TV Shows, Comic Books & more!
6. For the Love of Indie is your #1 podcast for creator owned, independent and small press comics! Delve into some titles you may know little about, discover some incredible creators, and find out about excellent titles heading your way! Additional info and show notes can be found at www.fortheloveofindie.com!
7. Zero Issues Comic Podcast A weekly podcast series hosted by three bald indie comic artists who get together to discuss, analyze and obsess over comic books and all things pop culture over a few beers.
8. COMIC BROS Podcast Join indie comic creators Mark Wise, Jin Wicked, and Root Bradford every month to chat about comics! Reading 'em, making 'em, conventions, business, interviews, comics news, and more!
9. Page Turners: A Comic Book Podcast A twice weekly podcast that discusses comic book story arks one issue at a time. Marvel, DC, Indie, or any other publisher, The boys at page turners will discuss it all.
10. Hey Kids, Comics! is a semi-regular Internet Radio Show in which your hosts, Father and Son Andrew & Micheal Leyland, will pick an issue, story arc, creator or character from the myriad of comics available to talk about and dissect. It can be old or new, a major publisher or an indie, Superhero or Vertigo, heck, a TV show or novel - the sky's the limit as long as the Father & Son duo can find something to argure about. What makes us different from all the other comics podcasts? Glad you asked. We are 2 British people looking at an almost exclusively American art form with love, affection and with just a dollop of irreverance. New episodes appear ONLY on TWO TRUE FREAKS.com
11. Indie-Credible Podcast is the weekly indie game podcast from indie-credible.com, covering news, previews, interviews and more from the world of indie gaming.
12. Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres. Host Eric Molinsky talks with novelists, screenwriters, comic book artists, filmmakers, and game designers about their craft of creating fictional worlds. The show also looks at the fan experience, exploring what makes us suspend our disbelief, and what happens when that spell is broken. Fantasy worlds may be set in distant planets or parallel dimensions, but they are crafted here on Earth and on some level relate to our daily lives. Employing his years of experience in public radio, Eric brings a sophisticated, thoughtfully produced voice to the far-out and fantastical.To access the full archive of Imaginary Worlds episodes, go to www.stitcher.com/premium and use the promo code Imaginary.
13. Making Comics A podcast about making and publishing comics (and yes, reading comics). Your podcast hosts Keith (215 Ink, Kodoja) and Mike (215 Ink) talk with guests and cover a wide range of topics under the comic and graphic novel spectrum.
14. Diversity Issues Podcast We are a podcast that talks about diverse characters, themes and content in indie comics.
15. Comic DNA Indie comic writer Aaron Walther discusses his favorite comics with other comic writers and artists.
16. Comics Obscura Podcast is less a news and review cast and more a locus of ideas. We want to talk about comics in a critical way to spark interesting and enlightening conversations about the medium. We use our platform to celebrate comics of all types--from the mainstream superheroes to the indie darling--and hope to create engaging podcasts that inspire readers to approach comics with a critical eye.
17. Tour De Cons Martha and Rob discuss various comic and pop culture conventions with guests and friends. Artists, superheroes, indie comics, comic books, writers, books, movies, TV, video games, tabletop games, anime, and music are all topics that are covered. Please rate us and subscribe to help more fans find our show. Learn more, contact us, and check out our other podcasts at www.southgatemediagroup.com.
18. Four Color Commentary Comic Nerds and Newbies Assemble! Deep in the Four Color Fortress, The Four Color Comrades meet bi-weekly to chat all about comics for your listening pleasure! Alan loves Hal Jordan, Manga, and the technical side of comics. Chewie is a comic newbie with a love of horror and the dark side. Ian wants super powers, is way into Batman, and is easy to please. Ryan is our indie guru, comics historian, and geek father of two. With our powers combined, we are... Four Color Commentary: The continuing saga of four comic nerds and the books they love!
19. Undercover Capes Podcast Network the BEST Comic Pop Culture Podcast's EVER!
20. Creator At Large Every week on the Creator At Large podcast host Jeremy Melloul speaks with creators and other professionals working in the comic book industry. He digs into how they’ve built their careers, as well as their thoughts and feelings on the industry’s trends and changes. Through these conversations, listeners will not only learn about the industry itself, but also get advice and information on how to build an independent living working in comics.
21. The Awesome Comics Podcast The podcast where the best in the small press comics scene make one hell of a big noise!
22. Talking Comics A weekly comic book podcast by fans for fans. Reviews, discussions, news, contests and more.
23. So Wizard Podcast is your weekly home for nerd news, arguing and random tangents! Three friends unite to discuss the world of nerd! Join Markellus, Aubrey and Joey on a podcast that is SO WIZARD!
24. The Comics Experience: Make Comics podcast provides ~15 minutes of advice per episode on all aspects of creating comics and breaking in to the industry.
25. The MotherF**cker In A Cape podcast series is an informal chat moderated by R. Alan Brooks (writer & co-creator of The Burning Metronome comic book) and Jordan Froelich (the comics guru at Mutiny Information Cafe). We talk with comic book creators, nerd activists and key figures from areas of geek culture that aren't often explored. Geek culture is everywhere! MFIAC looks at where we can all fit into it.
26. Dave Talks Comics A podcast on the subjects of comic books, cartoons, and comic book conventions
27. Discussing Comics is a podcast covering the latest in the worlds of comic books, TV, and movies. We discuss our favorite comic book characters from Marvel, DC, Titan, IDW, Boom!, and more! No hero or villain is off-limits from the printed page to the big screen. Hosted by Kyle Jones, Clarence Brown, Lee Shackleford, and other guests hosts. Discussing Comics is a part of the Discussing Network.
28. "Do You Speak Geek?" is a platform designed to bring the latest and most exciting content from the geek/nerd realm. Covering topics such as comics, TV shows, movies, books, technology, gaming and any other topics of interest from a fan’s perspective.
I'm sure there are many more indie focused podcasts out there, these are just the ones I listen to; maybe you listen to a few different ones that we don't know about. If you do, would you be so kind as to share them with us and everyone else? We're going to update this list with the podcasts you guys share with us. In the meantime listen, enjoy and create; maybe they'll be talking about your comics in their future episodes.
Written by Manuel A. Carmona
Taking that HUGE compliment from Agent: S.O.L.O. creator Raymond Leonard calling me "The General of Indie Comics" (which I don't think I am but thank you anyway brother, means a lot coming from you!) and putting it to the test, here's another initiative to shine a spotlight on Indie Creators from all over the United Stares and the World.
We'd like to spotlight as many Indie comics creators on the Buy Indie Comics Day website as possible. Here's how you can be featured:
1. Copy and answer the questions.
2. Pick a few illustrations that best showcase your style/abilities and/or your book.
3. Like the Buy Indie Comics Day Facebook page.
4. Send the questions and images via PM to the BICD page and we'll take it from there.
We'll inform, tag and post your social media info on the spotlight post. #buyindiecomicsday #ThanksIndie
The questions are the following:
1. When did you came up with the idea for __________ ?
2. What is the creative team behind your comic?
3. What's the premise behind ________ ?
4. How many issues do you have planned to produce?
5. Is ___________ going to be a long running series or a mini-series?
6. Why self-publish?
7. How do you separate yourself from the thousands who self publish their books every year?
8. So where can fans get their very own copy of ____________ ?
9. Are you working on any other projects at the moment?
Bonus - Anything else you wanna share with us?
Looking forward to finding out more about each and every one of you. We got this!
Tomando ese enorme cumplido del agente: El creador de S.O.L.O. Raymond Leonard llamándome "El general de Indie Comics" (que no creo que no soy más que gracias hermano, significa mucho viniendo de ti!) y ponerlo a prueba, aquí hay otra iniciativa para brillar un indie Creators de todas las Estrellas Unidas y el Mundo.
Nos gustaría destacar tantos creadores de cómics indie en el sitio web del Día de Buy Indie Comics como sea posible. Así es como puedes ser destacado:
1. Copie y responda a las preguntas.
2. Elige algunas ilustraciones que mejor muestren tu estilo/habilidades y/o tu libro.
3. Al igual que la página de Facebook Comprar Indie Comics Day.
4. Envíe las preguntas e imágenes a través de PM a la página BICD y lo tomaremos desde allí.
Informaremos, etiquetaremos y publicaremos tu información de redes sociales en la publicación de spotlight. #buyindiecomicsday #ThanksIndie
Las preguntas son las siguientes:
1. ¿Cuándo se te ocurrió la idea de __________ ?
2. ¿Cuál es el equipo creativo detrás de su cómic?
3. ¿Cuál es la premisa detrás de ________ ?
4. ¿Cuántos comics tiene planeado producir?
5. ¿Va a ser ___________ una serie de larga duración o una miniserie?
6. ¿Por qué autopublicarse?
7. ¿Cómo se separa de los miles que autopublican sus libros cada año?
8. Entonces, ¿dónde pueden los fans obtener su propia copia de ____________ ?
9. ¿Está trabajando en otros proyectos en este momento?
Bonus - ¿Algo más que quieras compartir con nosotros?
Esperamos saber más sobre todos y cada uno de ustedes. ¡Exito!
Written by Manuel A. Carmona
Full disclosure, I've loved comicbooks for more than half my life and I don't see myself not loving them any time soon. My childhood was based mostly around toys: Star Wars, G.I.Joes, M.A.S.K., Transformers and my all time favorite action figure line... Masters of The Universe! That's when my love for comicbooks began. If you ever owned one of those action figures you'll know what I mean, inside each figure came a mini comicbook that introduced you to the universe in which those characters lived in. At the time I didn't understood what the comics said since they were in English and my native tongue was Spanish, but I could look at the illustrations and follow the story without having to read the words; and it dawned on me... I want to make my own comics.
For the next few years I somewhat drew my own rudimentary comics based on my favorite action figures and cartoon characters but never thought too much of it; until I was in 7th grade and my dear friend Frank Rivera (yes, he eventually became the colorist on my comicbook) asked me to skip school and follow him, he needed to show me a small gift shop urgently! A gift shop? Yes, but the gift shop wasn't the important thing; inside the gift shop was a spinner rack with a bunch of comicbooks. Have you ever encountered something at some point and you know that from that moment on you're life won't ever be the same? Well, that's how I felt at that precise moment, and my life was never the same.
Why am I telling you this? Simple, I've been creating comics for a long time and came to the realization that I wanted my comics to have that same impact on a young kid's life that Batman had on me back in 1992. I want some kid to grab one of my comics and be like "I want to draw comics!'. When I first got into comics I wanted to doit for the wrong reasons, I wanted to make money and be famous and be respected; maybe that's why it never worked out like that for me. Everything changed for me once I had my first kid and I realized I wanted to make comics that would inspire him, that he'd enjoy; then everything made sense to me.
So, I focused on making my own comics independently and made sure I'd surround myself with likeminded individuals who loved comics like I did and did it for the right reasons. Comics are a very hard way to make a living if you're an artist, it's long hours away form friends and family, it's missing many gatherings, it's spending lots of money to print books and promotional merchandise and attending conventions with people who don't know and most of them couldn't care less about you or your work; you have to love this or it'll make you bitter. I know how hard it is to be an indie comicbook artist, I understand the sacrifice it entails to "make it"; that's why I try my hardest to motivate and promote as many indie creators as I can.
Many times I've been asked: "Why would you promote someone when you're trying to push your book as well?" or "Why would you push someone's book when they don't do the same for you?". My answer is always the same... it ain't about me. Would I love for people to reciprocate the love I show them? Sure. Would I love for people to push my book as much as I push theirs? Of course! But that's not why I doit, I help them because I know how hard it is and I also believe that the Universe has a way to send back what you put in it; so hopefully the it recognizes my good intentions and decides to give it back to me ten fold. If not it's all good anyway.
With that said, my brother from another mother Alvaro Cortez Ortiz came up with a way to close out this nightmare of a year on a positive note; God knows we all need it! So, it's for that reason and our desire to help the indie comics community that we decided that from this day forth November will be known as #ThanksIndie Month! What does #ThanksIndie mean? Basically it's a month long celebration of indie comics, indie creators and those who shine a spotlight on indie comics like reporters, reviewers and podcasters. It's our way to say Thank You to those indie comics creators who've helped us, who've pushed us along the way; we're all in this together.
Also, as a founding member of Buy Indie Comics Day; I'll be sharing every post throughout the month on all our social media so that the people we're promoting will be seen by as many people as possible. Again we want to thank the indie comics community and more importantly THE FANS; because without your support none of us would be able to continue creating new stories and publishing comics. THANK YOU and remember...
NOVEMBER IS #ThanksIndie MONTH
We want our fans to experience as much of the creative process behind the books they buy as possible, and for that reason we're going to be lifting the curtain and letting you see how the creators of your favorite books bring their stories to life. From rough drafts of different scripts, scrapped ideas, sketches and videos. Today we're going to see Manuel A Carmona's digital inking process. Hope you enjoy it, if you do leave us your comments.
Written by Manuel A. Carmona
Ok, I'm trying to stay more active with this blog especially now that things are slowly starting to go back to normal... at least when it comes to my art schedule. As you might already know Project: New Wave #1 is now available for purchase on IndyPlanet.com and Project: New Wave #2 comes out very soon! But there's a lot more happening in the art world, especially in the online art community. As we all know September and October are very busy months when it comes to art challenges, so here's a list of the various art challenges you can be a part of this year:
24 Hour Writing Contest- Compose a short story associated with the given prompt and within the word count. $5 entry, token cash prizes available and publication on the site. Saturday, September 27th, noon, CST.
Three-Day Novel Contest- Write a novel in three days. Conducted on Labor Day weekend. There is an fee to enter officially and have a chance for publication because of the contest.
September Novel Writing Month (SeptNoWriMo)- An offshoot of the original SeptNoWriMo. Participants set their own planning, writing or editing goals for September. Challenge has moved to Steve The WriMo Forum, but old data is still accessible at September Novel Writing Month.
NaNoPlanMo- Plan your NaNo Novel for 25 hours. September 1-October 20.
Sketchtember- Create one digital or traditional sketch every day in September.
Shiptember- A recent challenge that started in 2016, it encourages participants to draw a ship per day through the whole month of September.
12 Hour Comic Day- An offshoot of the original 24 Hour Comic Day. The challenge completing a 12-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 12 hours. Participants may choose to create a shorter page count comic, the idea is to prepare themselves for the upcoming 24 Hour Comic Day challenge.
Inktober- A month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that is focused on improving skill and developing positive drawing habits. Every day for the month of October anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing and posts it online.
Drawlloween- Originated as a drawing challenge to draw a monster a day for the month of October. It was inspired by Jonathan Coulton's "Thing A Week". Drawlloween is about drawing creepy, spooky, weird things all month long.
Drawtober- Created in the spirit of Halloween and hosted by Vonnart, Gawki, and Diandrapopart (with some extraordinary amount of help from a Jonasgoonface). We're just a few people obsessed with the month of October and the creativity that stems from the season and holiday.
Goretober- Draw a gory picture everyday of the month and upload it to social media (if it so pleases you.)
24 Hour Comic Day- 24 Hour Comic Day is the challenge of completing a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 hours. Cartoonist Scott McCloud came up with the challenge in 1990 as a creative exercise for himself and fellow comics artist Stephen R. Bissette. Beginning in 2004, writer Nat Gertler helped popularize the form by organizing annual 24 Hour Comics Days (usually held in October), which now take place regularly in the United States and many other countries worldwide.
I will be participating in the following challenges specifically:
2. 12 Hour Comic Day
3. Inktober, Drawtober and/or Drawlloween
4. 24 Hour Comic Day
Which challenge will you be participating in?
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Good evening, everyone! Hope all is well for all of you. Recently a few people brought to my attention that they want to read my comics, but don't know where to start. I don't blame them, if I can be honest for a moment.
I've been making webcomics for about 15 years (?!) now. So, now is a better time than ever to do a thorough breakdown of all my comics, where to read them, and if there's any comics that connect to others.
Since I do have a lot of material to go over, I am going to do a blog for each specific title starting with my very first webcomic:
Never Mind is a slice of life autobio webstrip I started say around 2005-06. It lasted 5 seasons, each season containing 12 strips each. The original run lasted to about 2015. There are no running storylines in this comic, so the strips nor the seasons are dependent on one another, so you can read it in any order you would like. There is also a remake currently being uploaded of season 1, but we'll tackle that a little further down this blog, first let's go over OG Never Mind, where I will provide links and recommended strips. Let's start with season one, with the cover depicted to the left.
Season 1 was a very sketchy experiment, this was me dipping my toe into the waters of making webcomics, and it holds a very special place in my heart for it. Season 1 delved into many flashbacks to my childhood and young adulthood. It was mostly funny with some very serious, darker moments sprinkled throughout. There are a few ways to read season 1:
Read now right here on Truthful Comics: www.truthfulcomics.com/never-mind-1.html
Read on The Duck Webcomics: www.theduckwebcomics.com/nVd/4820140/
And if you want to read it as a PDF, you can donate $1 or subscribe to my Patreon for $1 and you can download the PDF of the original printed version (not available anywhere else). Download subscribing to Patreon for $1: www.patreon.com/lancedanger
As of this writing there are no more physical copies available.
Popular strips from season 1 are: Strip 1- Everything that Glitters, Strip 4- Gender Bender, and Strip 9- Condom World.
Never Mind Season 2 (cover depicted to the right) Focused a lot on my family and relationships. Compared to season 1, this season was definitely lighter in tone.
The art style also shifted to a more slick, stylized art compared to season 1, and I started doing digital lettering for it.
Season 2 continued to maintain the momentum from season 1 and has arguably the most popular strip of the entire series.
I still experimented in a strip or two because this series has always been in a way an outlet to experiment more, despite it being a slice of life kind of story.
There has never been a printed edition of season 2. You can read season 2 here:
Read now right here on Truthful Comics: www.truthfulcomics.com/never-mind-2.html
Read on The Duck Webcomics: www.theduckwebcomics.com/nVd/4847788/
Popular strips on season 2 are: Strip 2- Samurai Showdown, Strip 3- Mom vs Cat: Round 1 (the most popular strip of the entire series), and Strip 7- What's Her Name.
Never Mind Season 3 (cover depicted to the left) was more of the punk rock season of the 5. The tone is almost aggressive to an extent. Definitely a season where I dumped out a lot of frustrations through these situations that actually happened.
Perhaps not the most popular season because of that, but in a very personal sense perhaps my most satisfying season I had done of the OG strips.
The art style was a bit of a combination of the first 2 seasons, a bit more slick than season 1, but definitely more of an edge to it compared to season 2.
There was never a physical copy of season 3. You can read here:
Read now right here on Truthful Comics: www.truthfulcomics.com/never-mind-3.html
Read at The Duck Webcomics: www.theduckwebcomics.com/nVd/4942794/
Popular strips from season 3 are: Strip 2- Halloween Christmas, Strip 4- Mom vs Cat: Round 2, and Strip 10- Wrestling and Bachata Don't Mix.
Never Mind Season 4 (cover depicted to the right) was without a doubt the most popular season of the 5.
It was a lot more similar to season 2, going back to being mostly lighthearted, I'd say it's the most lighthearted season of the 5. The artwork also went back to more of a slick style like in season 2.
Season 4 was a lot of fun to do truth be told. If season 3 was my vents of frustration, season 4 was my sigh of relief. To the extent I was pretty sure at the time that I was going to make this the last season of Never Mind, but the creator in me said otherwise and that I was not done with this.
There are no physical copies of season 4. Here's where to read:
Read now right here at Truthful Comics: www.truthfulcomics.com/never-mind-4.html
Read at The Duck Webcomics: www.theduckwebcomics.com/nVd/5069068/
Popular strips are: Strip 1- Cockroach Kiss, Strip 2- Dude, Where's the Party!? (hands down the second most popular strip of the series), and Strip 6- Pig Dragon.
And the last of the OG Never Mind, season 5 (cover depicted to the left).
This season is more like seasons 1 and 3. and for the first time, strips 1-5 were part of one same story.
This season was REALY going to be the final season, so it started and ended on a more introspective note.
I went to a much more similar art style from season 1 to make it come full circle.
Definitely not angry as season 3 or as semi-dark as season 1, it was more thoughtful in a way and more of a personal reflection of not just my journey doing Never Mind, but my journey as an artist and as a person.
It wasn't a huge popular season, but the people that liked it REALLY liked it and thought it was a nice send-off to the series.
There has never been a physical copy of this season. Read here:
Read now rigt here at Truthful Comics: www.truthfulcomics.com/never-mind-5.html
Read now at The Duck Webcomics: www.theduckwebcomics.com/nVd/5442048/
Popular strips are: Strip 6- Up There, Strip 7- Falling Short(s), and Strip 9- Super Size Heroes (or Heroes Refried!).
What About Never Mind Season 6 from the 100 Days Challenge?
Well, I'm glad you asked! As many reading this know, I have participated in the the 100 Days of Making Comics Challenge, and during one of the multiple rounds I did, I actually did the artwork for a season 6! All 12 strips. And I never lettered it nor published it because I had a lot going on at the time going back to school and trying to get my main webcomic, Fred Peterson The Mighty Warlord, out more consistently. I also had other projects I needed to finish, so I shelved season 6. Will I ever finish season 6? Honestly, I don't know. If enough people ask me to, I'll go ahead and finish it. Deal?
Never Mind Season 1: Truthful Comics Edition (cover depicted to the right) is what's currently being published.
This is a remake of the original 12 strips of Never Mind. With improved art, improved lettering, and improved storytelling.
The main reason I'm doing this is because the original artwork and digital files were destroyed for eh entire series, so despite still having at least the digital copy of the physical copy of season 1, I thought it would be pointless without a good hi-res copy of he rest of the series.
So the Truthful Comics Edition is my remake of eventually the entire series which I intend to also print out physical copies.
The series has started updating on Facebook with bigger success than I EVER thought it would have, with many of the original readers checking it out , and new readers checking it out for the first time! I am SO grateful to everyone who has read and keep reading, you are all the REAL MVPs!
Estimated date of the physical copy for sale: Fall 2020.
You can read here:
The Never Mind Facebook Page:www.facebook.com/NeverMindWebcomic
Read right here at Truthful Comics: www.truthfulcomics.com/never-mind-tce-1.html
Read at The Duck Webcomics: www.theduckwebcomics.com/Never_Mind/5630283/
Thank you all for reading this breakdown of Never Mind! Tomorrow:
All About Fred Peterson: The Mighty Warlord Part 1 (covering the Book 1 Prologue-Chapter 4). Please look forward to it!