This week we meet Twitchy, a crazy new member of the crew. Twitchy is the demolitions expert aboard the sub – he’s like Roadblock for the G.I. Joes, except old and weird. He blows up the pressure hatch and the whaleman falls through the floor to the next level down. Wait… Next level down? Just how big is this sub? Well it’s bigger than it looks on the outside. That’s all I’m going to say for now.
Judging by the comments on the page, people are pretty concerned about the prospect of detonating an explosive inside a pressurized submarine. This is a valid concern. Fortunately the DAREDEVILS are ready for any and all circumstances! The Custer isn’t just any old submarine, not even a little. That said, this points a spotlight on one of the challenges of writing a webcomic. We only get to publish a page a week. Readers get a lot more time to think about the reality of the situation than they would if this was all just in their hands at one time. A 22 page comic can be read in 5 minutes on any given Wednesday, but that same 22 page story takes us 5 months to tell online.
I think there is a unique beauty in telling a story in this fashion. We take our inspiration for the DAREDEVILS, in part, from old movie serials. These small films that played before feature films always ended with a cliffhanger, and the audience would be left dying to know how it would play out. The short made you hungry for more, so you’d come back next week to see what happened to your favorite hero. This is, of course, what we are shooting for with every page of the DAREDEVILS. I imagine readers plunking down in their cubicle on a Tuesday, not ready to start the day off. They take their first sip of coffee and for a minute or two we get to entertain them. And then like in the days of those old serials, they STAY TUNED until next week when the DAREDEVILS promise to take them on another page of SPINE TINGLING ADVENTURE.
The downside is, of course, it takes a super long time to tell a story.
In other news, BABY GIRL pt 2 is scheduled to come out early next month, so plan your upcoming Comic Book Wednesdays accordingly. We just got word that Hell Yeah #3 sold out it’s first print run, and is getting a second printing! So if you missed out on it the first time, do yourself a favor and get in on the action. Don’t be one of those people who don’t own a copy. Everyone makes fun them and ridicules them at the water cooler. I heard one girl in Maine didn’t buy a copy and a clown from the sewer ate her arms and legs.
In social media news, we just broke the 100 Twitter followers wall, so congrats to Matt for expanding our brand. Our neverending quest to have people know about Matt’s questionable taste in movies is going exactly as planned.
Unlike Matt and his productive use of social media, I only use my Twitter to try to contact celebrities or to complain about stuff. So far I have 15 followers, and I have no idea why some of them are following me. One of my loyal followers is a Twitter devoted entirely to the love of Italian pizza. How do they know I love pizza so much? Does my bathroom scale tweet to them?
My lack of followers seems to indicate people aren’t that into watching me sadly try to get Emma Stone’s attention or whine that there wasn’t enough foam at the 5k Foam Run I just ran in. I mean foam is in the name, right!? There should have been more foam.
If you haven’t had a chance to look at our company website, go to thethreeonefive.com. Our friend Jason Culberson from Black Orchid Media put that sweet thing together, and he also designed the logo for our company. He did a pretty great job on it, and the site makes us look way more legit than we really are. I watched Matt eat a carne asada burrito over our Articles of Incorporation before we signed it, and then we turned it in to the government office with burrito grease on it. So that’s what kind of company we are.
Finally, we have been getting some decent likes on the Daredevil’s Facebook, but we could be getting more. It’s time for a more aggressive ad campaign. Today I made an ad with a dog wearing a tophat. I know this imagery may be too graphic for some of our readers, but sometimes the truth we serve is a dish too bitter to sugarcoat.
That’s the Lunch for 5/27
To the Future,