Hello everyone, I’ve been absent from tumblr for the past couple of months but I haven’t been unproductive…well…not completely…sometimes…sometimes I’ve been productive. Lets go with that.
Here’s a little history about me, way back in elementary school I had created this character named Snot-man. My friend had created his own character named Fart-man. We were 8 years old at the time…obviously. We decided to band together and create a comic around Snot-man. Fart-man would be the first guest character and would reappear from time to time. We’d take turns writing and drawing the comics and in the end we had somewhere around 50 issues of Snot-man including various spinoffs and special issues. They were so much fun to do and years later I was surprised at just how many of our classmates still remembered them. We used to pass them around once we had finished for people to read. They were just drawn on lined paper and clipped into those cheap paper duotangs that everyone had back then.
I have the majority of them in a box and every so often I’ll take them out and read them and shake my head at the complete and utter weirdness inside. From time to time I’d think to myself “you know, I should draw another one of these for fun”. I never did of course because…you know, laziness. However a few weeks ago I did my annual Snot-man read and told myself that I was really going to do it this time. I was going to draw Snot-man again.
I decided that I would redraw the first issue of Snot-man. I’d keep the script as it was written 20 years ago, but update the layouts and character designs while still trying to keep the essence of those original drawings.
Then began the process of working out thumbnails, redesigning characters, penciling, inking, scanning, and colouring until finally…I finished it. This is a bit of a big deal for me as I am notorious at abandoning projects halfway through. I could probably keep busy for the rest of my life with all the half finished projects I have laying around.
In the end…I had an absolute blast. It was so much more fun than I had thought, revisiting this character again and drawing this weird little universe a friend and I created 20 years ago. I’m already making plans to revisit it.
So look forward to (or not) seeing a page a day of…Adventures of Snot-man #1!