I want to share with you the result of a rather whimsical “experiment” in cartooning. I decided last Friday that I didn’t make nearly enough art and I never made comics all that much despite the rows of them on my shelves. And so, up on my “just do something and see what people think” kick I came to the conclusion that it was a good day to sit down at my local watering hole, sip a few beers, and start writing a comic one panel at a time. I didn’t honestly know what to expect, but I had grand ideas and a big smile none the less. I thought I might get the attention of the odd patron or two and find ways to work them into the story or make them characters just to keep me going. But it turns out I am such an introvert that a story started brewing in my head heedless of the cacophony that was surrounding me. To say the least, the experiment I suppose was rather surreal and quite invigorating.
I call it, “pub comics” — and I highly recommend giving it a shot. So without further adieu, the results of the experiment:
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caption=“This one took about two beers.”][/caption]
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I did happen to start on a third page, but by that time I was caught: shots were ordered, friends started pouring in, and merriment ensued. It turned out to be a great evening. The only thing I ended up touching up as a I scanned in the sheets was the lettering. I had originally done it all by hand but my hand writing is awful to say the least. So there you have it. I will definitely try it again in the future and perhaps find a different pub for the adventure. If you have any pub comics of your own to share, send me a link!