Go Ahead, Ask me Anythingon September 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm
It’s been a little over two years since I started doing Jumbo deLuxe comics in the form that they are here.* I’ve been having lots of fun and I hope that you, dear readers, have enjoyed it as much as I have. I’ve learned a lot about cartooning, both in my storytelling and drawing abilities in the last two years, plus I’ve met many amazing and talented new friends, both online and in person, who have provided so much invaluable advice, encouragement, support, and good times. To me this is the greatest reward for making a webcomic. I’m certainly not in it for fame or money, or even trying to get cheap laughs.
What does the future hold for Jumbo deLuxe comics? More of the same, I hope. I just want to keep on drawing these and getting better with my craft so that I can see the ideas in my head looking the way they should on our computer screens. I eventually want to make some sort of book collecting the stories in this webcomic, but that may be quite a while from now. Maybe this time next year, who knows.
I’d like to open up the floor to you, dear readers. Ask me anything about Jumbo deLuxe comics. I have very definite ideas about where things are going with the story, but I’d love to hear your suggestions, comments or ideas on how I could make it better. Are there certain strips which you especially like and would like to see more of their kind? Maybe there are characters you’d like to see more of or less of. Or perhaps you want to know why Emily can talk to with her dog but not the monkey. Whatever, go ahead and use the comments section of this post, or use the contact form elsewhere on this site. I’d love to hear from you.
*Back in the early 2000’s, Jumbo deLuxe was a weird assortment of my half-baked sketchbook doodles which resembled comics, presented through hand-cranked HTML. We’re lucky those days are over, believe me.
Just keep it up — although it would be cool to know more back story. The toons are mahvelous!
Thanks, Joy! I like storytelling that is ‘situational’ in nature, so the characters will reveal more bits of their backstories as they go on. Plus the story is a something of a mystery adventure so some things have to be kept secret until it’s the right time. In the meantime, there are some more bits of background on the “Characters” and “About” pages.
First off, love the comic.
Do you have an “end-point” to the story you are telling with these characters? Or do you plan to keep it open-ended with various story arcs as you continue?
Although it may not seem like it, I have a loose masterplan for Emily, the Dog, and Nathan’s story. They are headed on to more adventures as they unravel the mystery they’re on. We’ll see more stuff with Roger, Maddie, and James too. I have an end-point figured out, but at the rate I’m going it may take 5 years to get there unless I can train myself to draw faster.