An everyday story of leftwing folk

Monday, 22 March 2010

A first foray into marketing

This is the flyer Rob is taking to the Web Comix Thing at the weekend.

As much as I'd have liked to use colour, the marketing budget just wouldn't run to it.  Anyway, our team of analysts is poised, waiting to see how much Bang you get for £12.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

How it all began. Part 6

November 2008 and I’d got an episode done.  So I sent it round to everybody in my department.  Resounding silence.  But then one of the youngest people in the place came over and said how much she liked it, and was so uncool in her enthusiasm, I just had to carry on.  Even if she was the only one who read it. (You know who you are)

So I got down to episode two.  After Christmas I sent a message around asking if anybody wanted to get these things regularly and about a dozen or so people said “yes”.  That was all I needed.  I set myself the target of getting one episode out more-or-less each month.  It seemed to be long enough to allow me time to get the episode together, but short enough to keep the story fresh in people’s minds.

The first five episodes turned out to be 18 or 20 frames long, by luck, really. But episode 6 was about 30 frames, which just seemed too daunting. So I rewrote episodes 6 and 7 into three 20-frame episodes. I added in the bit where Faren meets the Guy from Performance Improvement again.  This was based on a real meeting I’d had with somebody I had been working with at about this time.  It was still quite “raw” for me, so I didn’t know if it’d work.  But I thought it was worth the risk.

Anyhow, this set the pattern of using a standard 20-frame format for each episode.  It’s about as much as I can reasonably do in spare moments over a month, and it’s long enough to push the story along some.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Up Close And Personalised Episode 7

Making reasonable time this month. My friend and colleague Rob of Strange Biros has offered to take some flyers to the Web Comix Thing at the end of the month. So I gotta get down to that.  Thinking along the lines of a movie poster: POLICY-POLICE: Bureaucrats. With guns.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Analogically remastered version of Reaching the LEARNER

I've gone through the whole of the first story and tidied it up to give it a more consistent look.  It's now all in a single file so you can read the whole thing in one go.

I thought I'd try it out on scribd as a kind of experiment, and to spread the love around as it were.

So link is here.

Hope it works, I've been having a bit of trouble myself this morning, but may have something to do with my generally not-so-good connection.  Anyhow lets see how it goes.