JULY 13, 2012
TRANSCRIPT: PWC Comic & Sci-Fi Focus
DATE: July 13, 2012
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REPORT: July 13, 2012
Welcome! You’re watching PWC: Comic & Sci-Fi Focus. I’m Chip Perro and Today is July 13, 2012. Full access to all Perro Worldwide Comics content is available at www.perroworldwide.com
Thought of The Week
So, it’s been a busy week! New comic on Monday, new blog on Tuesday, Pulp Serials on Wednesday, and Pistachio pudding on Thursday!
I have to say, that pudding we made this week was incredible! One of my favorite recipes yet! And that’s saying something because we post a new recipe every week!
I thought I’d say that, because if you’re looking for something fun for desert, you’d be doing yourself a favor by heading on over to www.perroworldwide.com and checking out that dish!
Weekly Comic Talk
I don’t like to color. Never have. But I do like my art to be in color. So, since I don’t have a team of people to handle each step after I pencil the art, I have to do my own inking and coloring.
Now, inking isn’t as bad. Contrary to what Kevin Smith says, it is a little more complex than tracing, and if you combine the pencil and inking into one job, it can save a little time. I don’t pencil in every detail before I start inking. I like to use ink to complete a rough penciled work.
But coloring… That’s not my thing. I find it very dull. Nevertheless, I have found that doing my coloring digitally is the best way. It’s easier for me, and I can go back to my original if I mess up.
What I’m trying to say is that if you’re working on your own title, get your issue printed in color. It’s harder, and a lot more time consuming, but in the end, you’ll have a far prettier product!
TV & Film Talk
Over and over, superhero movies are the top box office winners. So why do people still think that it’s a niche market?
How come romantic-comedies aren’t a niche market? Certainly, they primarily appeal to a very specific audience. Or for that matter, what about traditional action movies, or dramas, or horrors… Well, horror is still niche.
My point is, people always think that superhero movies are separate from regular movies. That somehow, they’re different. It’s because they are! Superhero movies are part of a much bigger story. Your average movie doesn’t have all that history that came before it. Superhero movies do! It’s not just any other movie, it’s an extension of myth!
And that’s why the fans get so upset when some hotshot director goes ahead and tampers with greatness. They’re not treating the film as something with a much longer history than they are old. They’re treating it as their own personal project.
As much as people want to see something new, they want to see what they came to see, and that means, respecting the history.
The Mission Park Franchise is still young. But even so, I make sure that all my characters exist in a single continuity that makes sense, and doesn’t deviate from the history I’ve already established.
I’m not going to wake up one day and suddenly decide that Chris Ember would be more interesting if he lived in Hawaii and saves surfers from sharks. I believe in one continuity and one adventure!
PWC Weekly Happenings
On Monday we released the fourth “Mission Park Weekly” comic strip. Chris Ember and Tessa Faux have arrived on the scene of the bank robbery to thwart the criminal. Check it out at www.perroworldwide.com
On Tuesday, we updated the PWC Blog. The latest entry was about the drawing process for comic book artists, with a focus on personal style. To read it, visit www.perroworldwide.com and click the “blog” link on the side menu.
On Wednesday, we released the latest issue of the PWC Pulp Serial Magazine. The featured story is part two of “Heroes on Trial” and is available to read, free of charge, by heading on over to www.perroworldwide.com and clicking the “pulp serials” tab on the side menu.
Yesterday, we released a new recipe! Head on over to www.perroworldwide.com for the details.
That’s everything for this report! I’m Chip Perro, and you’ve been watching PWC: Comic & Sci-Fi Focus. Have a great week!