As you know, I’ve always wanted to make a comic strip, I’ve played around with a few ideas for strips and have a lot of strips that I would love to make, but alas, I don’t have the time to make everything in my head. There are a couple of strips and characters that I’ve doodled and played around with over the years and I’ve decided to kill a few birds with one stone and combine some of my strip ideas into one big super strip.
The 2 main strips I’ve wanted to make over the years are a strip called Planet Active and one called Woah Kelly. I’m also planning of having Daveman occasionally feature in it, like they’ll either learn about history and Daveman can be there, or who knows, maybe they can go back in time and meet him. Anyway, once he’s introduced to the series I’ll be able to sneak in a few Daveman comics. Now I just need to find a way to bring in Island guy and My spaceman and I’ll have mixed 4 of my comics into 1 super comic. I’m also thinking about having Kelly’s dad be the Moustached dude from my Replacing Nemo comic.
Originally my main strip was going to be called Planet Active, a story about a little chicken who works at the gym. When I was in school I worked part time at the gym and I met a lot of super strange people. We had a book where we had to write down all the events from the day, and I would draw little stickman cartoons of the silly things that happened. I thought, hey, this would make a cool comic.
It would still be a few years before I’d even start learning to draw, but the idea for the strip stuck with me. While learning how to make comics, I had a few other ideas for series, mainly Daveman and Island guy, but one that stuck out was a strip called Woah Kelly, about an adventurous little nerdy girl named Kelly.
While Daveman and Island guy are fun, they don’t talk so there’s not much of a story, but with the Chicken strip and Kelly, the possibilities are endless! Endless I tell you!
I’ve made a couple of strips for both series separately but have now started planning the strip with them together. I’ll still probably use the strips I’ve made, but just introduce them in later on when we’ve learnt more about the characters. Also want to try and keep it more of a traditional comic strip style and maybe have some black and white days with the full colour Sunday? I don’t know how it will work out.
I also don’t know where I’ll be posting these or what the official name will be, but I’m excited and I hope you will be too!
Awesome! Keep well, chat soon(ish)