Those who can, do. Those who can’t, blog about it.
Seriously, my buddy Paul (of The Laroquod Experiment) recently released issue one of his webcomic….
Apparently, I have another blog. It’s called, The Laroquod Experiment, and it seems to be mostly about filmmaking, but it’s also about my story. And my story begins here…
At the release party, which boiled down to pints of Guinness, we went off on a tangent about ‘photo novels’, or fumetti.
Back in the 1970’s, a number of popular films and TV shows were adapted as paperback sized comic-books illustrated with stills from the show. The one’s I recall as a kid were from the original Star Trek series, as well as Battlestar Galactica. I don’t recall seeing much in the way of fumetti after the very early 1980’s, and in fact never even heard them called fumetti until some time in late 80’s/early 90’s when I was doing one of my tour of duties working in a comic shop.
What does this have to do with Paul’s webcomic? Well, Paul has decided to use photos to illustrate his webcomic, but instead of using them straight up, he’s treating the images, giving them a graphic novel type look. The final result is visually very effective. I’m also digging the story, and not just because I’m a friend, so don’t hesitate to check out the Spine Tinglingly Fabulous First Issue of Hypothesis.