Friday, March 14, 2008

The Briefest of Interludes: Welton Colbert

I'm holding this weeks page of ! back for a two page spread next week.
In the meantime you get this guy:

Anybody else notice that Ryan Estrada has been sneaking more and more Welton Colbert appearances in lately? He's been popping up more and more often at Ryan's livejournal. And just recently ol' Welton even (almost) reprised his roll as online host of the WCCAs. It's like he's coming out of retirement or something.

I was once a target for one of Ryan's Comixpedia pieces featuring Welton* I even wrote a kind of rebuttal strip for the Welton Colbert "guest week" a few years back. I had a whole story worked out featuring Welton, Rupert Murdoch and Fox News, Ryan Estrada himself, and an overall indictment of modern society. Turns out it's a lot more work than I had thought to turn out a NINE PART INFINITE CANVAS EPIC!?!. I never made it past the prologue. The panel above is one of my restart attempts (when I first got my Wacom - note the shaky line). The original prologue is still up at my website.

I don't much feel a part of the whole "Webcomics" thing anymore. But, as Derik already pointed out, ! could be considered an infinite canvas comic. I guess I'm still right about where I was three years ago...

* Although, take out the text intro and the attack could've been leveled at Cat Garza, Patrick Farley(sites' down), Demian 5, Daniel Goodbrey , Neal Von Flue, or any number of better known (and, dare i say, just better) "Infinite Canvas" cartoonists.


grant said...

Welton: "The problem with this dang infinite canvas comics, is you can't see where the end is!"

But when I go to the end, I "LOL"ed

Tymmi said...

That's just me apeing Ryan, pretty standard Welton Colbert shtick.
Ther would've been a lot more of that in the full script, but also my own stamp on the character.

*sigh* - all the "could have beens..."