Saturday, July 21, 2007
A 350 MILLION YEAR OLD COMIC STRIP
CLICK HERE to visit the site of a web comic created by my friend Scott Santoro and me. It's called FOSSIL FOOLS, about the creatures who failed to make the evolutionary grade back at the dawn of life on land.
We came up with this almost three years ago talking about how hard it is for some people to keep up with changing times. Scott said:"It's like the creatures in Darwin's diagram, but they're going the wrong way..." and the mental picture struck us so funny we started fooling around with Dr. Seuss-like creature designs of what must have happened during the trial and error phase of evolution. We pitched it around as an animated feature and a TV series but got tired of the inevitable "notes" suggesting we turn it into something else, so we just decided to do it as a web strip for fun. Right now there are just two main characters, but the cast is slated to grow as more creatures make the leap onto terra firma. Hope you like it.
So far there is just one strip, but more are coming. We started putting the blog together right as Scott got hired as a storyboard artist on a production in England. I'm still here in Los Angeles so we are still trying to figure out how to co-blog from a very long distance. A few crafty folks have already stumbled onto the "beta" via my profile so join the early adopters and check it out!