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Wait! It's still Friday!

posted May 8, 2015, 8:58 PM by Jacob Evans
Alright, so that cut it close, but, despite my claims of unreliability, I've managed to maintain the update schedule for yet another week.

Sadly there is no art this week, though I am currently part of two teams over on /r/comicbookcollabs so you can probably expect to see some stuff from them soon. They ran an event they're calling the 'blind date,' where you throw you name in the hat along with the job you want to do, and they put you on a team of random people with varying skill levels. The goal? To create a short (six to eight pages) comic where "two starcrossed lovers fight their enemies, the odds, and something they don't expect." There's something like forty teams, and from what I've seen, it looks like there'll be quite a bit of variety in setting and plot. I signed up as a colorist, but got put on two teams by mistake, so I'm going to be a bit busy. I do however, have some concept art I sketched for one of them, so I might put up a couple of those later this week.

Right. Updates. Right. So this week I've got a slightly-longer-than-usual piece of Activation, where some major plot stuff happens so go ahead and check that out. I'll wait here.

And after that, we've got the Fortune, which was a short story I wrote for a prompt in a creative writing class a couple years back – our requirement was to tell a story backwards, and I'd been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to do a good reveal from end to beginning when this sort of came together (I think I tried three or four other sections before ending up with the four or five included here). I remember being surprised when people complimented/commented on the moral of the story, since I hadn't realized I'd written one. Though I can certainly see it now.

It's a bit more... bleak than most of the other stuff I write (including, I suppose, the comic where most of humanity is extinct and the remainder besieged by a horrible alien bent on killing and consuming them) but if you're inclined towards literary stuff, it might work for you. It won an award, so that's something.
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