Here we see page 1 of my next comic book experiment: “Tycoons” … Perhaps even “Jonason Ho’s Tycoons” in the end?
That strikes me as funnier (to credit Jonason as if this was a John Carpenter production, needing to be separated from all other productions of this material). but. also strikes me as a bad move if I’m trying to promote myself. and “Warren Blyth’s Tycoons” doesn’t seem funny to me at all. huh. huh?
Well. Eh. blah. So this will end up cross-listed in both the MindMolds and Tycoons categories. SUE ME.
I need to go back and do something about the Tycoons logo (maybe render something tacky in Maya. something like extruded gold bars? … but i do like the smokey $. hmm. And if I want to steal that EC flavor, i probably ought to put a much larger crypt-keeper-esque rambling intro at the very top. … I dunno. eh. well. maybe later. maybe not.)
I’ve pencilled about 8 more pages of this comic, and expect it to be at least 12 long in the end (depends on how crazy I want to go with the big fight scene finale-WAITOHMIGADSPOILERS!). I’ve only inked this and the next page though. My inking skills are weak. because I’m basically afraid to drop in big blacks and cover anything up. My new goal with this comic is to embrace dramatic lighting, and big-ass black fills. We’ll see. Slap me if I fail and you see me in public. Keep me honest.
(but my point is really: I expect it’ll be a couple weeks before more fully-inked Tycoons pages show up. Much more fun to keep on with other easier Mind Molds experiments).
p.s. I mostly have the new wordpress install and a child of the theme “retro-fitted” figured out. If you hadn’t visited in a while, you might not have witnessed the excruciating upgrade nightmare/barf. But it’s over now. Who’s to say this whole site was borked? not me? why am I still talking about this mythical barf state?
Well, if there was a painful barf state, and I had to create new databases at GoDaddy to trick them into using a PHP version that WordPress could deal with, and if I decided to ditch the old comics press sbit-theme and then go in and repost over 300 individual strips as media items in their own discrete posts- well then that would all have been mostly thanks to some wise sage-like advice from Ian Cavalier. Thanks.
There is still a lot to fix and tweak. I guess. But rather than spend a lot of time sorting out page numbering tricks, and category specific navigation, and more-uniquely “me” colors and hand-drawn icons – I thought I’d just call it good for now and get back to art. Need to establish this Mind Molds mothafukka (that’s greek for “idea”) a bit more. THEN I fuck around at 3am, wasting hours of my mediocre life on things you will never see. WEEE!