How The Internet Has Changed Comics Production, Part XLII
Time was, you wouldn’t know how your freelancers were doing on their art assignments until you got either a package in the mail or a panicked phone call explaining why they were late.
Now, you can just follow their LiveJournal page. Here’s Joanna Estep:
Today I finished pencils on my run of Munden’s Bar, for ComicMix.
Okay, okay, so I may have announced this uh, last year on the ComicMix panel at Mid-Ohio Con… but let’s forget about that and pretend I’m announcing it here for the first time.
Anyway, short primer: Munden’s Bar is this inter-dimensional bar type place, where all sorts of characters from across time/space/fandom-of-your-choosing can stop in and have a drinky-poo. Various writers and artists drop by and make comics about it, too.
For example, if you’re a fan of Gaiman’s Sandman, you could read MUNDEN’S BAR: INSOMNIAC, written by John Ostrander and drawn by my friend/idol Marc Hempel. (See how I namedrop and wallow in bragging rights? Do you see?)
Point being, I’m in good company.
So, yes, there will be more Munden’s Bar stories real soon now. And not just from Joanna and Martha — but we’re not going to spoil the surprises for you.
Feel better, Joanna. If there’s any story that needs to hit a deadline, it should be this one — a story titled "Crimson Tide" should never be late.