Hourly Comic

I thought performing a day of the Hourly Comic wouldn’t be quite the same since I wouldn’t be doing it on the same day as the people on the actual website. I thought that was a huge part of the collectivity: the idea that everyone else is also doing the same thing, and that it would be posted on the same forum. But I learned that collective storytelling isn’t necessarily about timing, nor is it about the space.

The key, I think, is about the collective knowledge of the form, structure and context. If everyone who is reading and creating collective stories know these three things, then the subtext is already there and it becomes much easier to a) create these stories — since there’s an easy jumping-off point and b) easy to consume them, since they’re part of some expected structure and style.

I used to write a newspaper column, and one of my cruxes (not horcrux. ha.) was to play off the rest of the newspaper’s style, which was, well, news-ish. In addition, I had a defined space where the column would appear, and I had the same target community who knew what kind of form and they should expect from the piece. That way, the surprises were stronger and the narrative was easier to compose. But then when I moved that column to a personal blog, it took a lot of time to figure out how to alter my storytelling for that space, because I had no context — other than the entire internet.

As far as doing a comic every hour: Because I was so frantic, I never actually thought about what I would muse about at the end of the hour. However, having time to reflect every hour calmed me down a bit. I was amazed at how petty or intelligent I was being hour by hour.

Sidenote: I also did the fan fiction piece, but I lost it because my computer crashed. However, a quick reaction: Fan fiction allowed me to explore a different style of storytelling with characters and a world that otherwise would never experience such a thing. I did a “Saved By The Bell” fanfic, and it was a serious piece about Screech’s problems replica watches for sale as an adult. Without the laugh track, it sounds like Screech has some serious issues — so I wanted to explore how they manifested as he became an adult.

OK, now for the comics:

hourly comic from 7 amhourly comic from 11 amhour comic of me and my girlfriendhourly comic of fixing my computer

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