IT ALL STARTED WITH A VARIETY SMACK!


On October 25th, 2011, I was chatting with Harold C. Jennett III (I just call him Harold) on a Gmail chat, and out of the blue he asked me if I wanted to do a web comic with him. He's an artist, I'm a writer, seemed simple enough.

The idea was that we would both come up with story ideas, I'd write the scripts and he'd draw the strips. It was so simple it was akin to genius.

So, of course, I said yes.

We went back and forth on the name but finally landed on Variety Smack.

Two hours later I'd written a script, Harold drew up the strip, I started up a Blogger site, Harold put together a banner image, and we'd posted our very first web comic together.

The strip was black and white with gray tones, but we later went back and colorized the original 12 strips.



After 12 strips we realized that we couldn't keep up. I mean, we didn't really give the web comic a lot of thought, we just jumped in with both feet and started creating. So we stopped.

A year later we found ourselves working together on an 8 page super hero story called Priorities (which I'll need to post over here sometime as well, I suppose). It was as we were working on that book that we decided to get back to the web comic. But this time we would give it some more thought, come up with a plan, and get some strips in the can before we started posting.

That was Our Adventure Continues.


77 strips and 2 years later, we hit the end of what we referred to as Season One. Then we took a break. But the break never ended.

So why am I talking about this?

Well, I'm excited to announce that over two years later, Our Adventure Continues is coming back, and it kicks off with The Mighty Piñata!

So, to celebrate, I thought I'd post some of my favorite strips, along with their script.

All that will start next week. For now, go read Page One of The Mighty Piñata!


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