Been thinking about this for months now. After the huge commission
, I've been kinda hush on them. I'm being more cautious with my spending nowadays, trying to save money for once in my life. It hasn't worked too well, but I won't go into that.
I don't think the commissions I've done over the past year have had the impact they used to. Granted, it's been over five years since I started the Fighter Tootie project, but even so, things seem awfully... dull. Like the idea's run stale.
I know I have something to do with it. Seems that every time I commission her, she's in a pin-up posing and not doing much else. No fighting, not much action, and no one to interact with. I look back at all those drawings, and I see nothing but wasted revenue and wasted potential. They just flood up any given artist's gallery--just isolated, stoic pictures with no direction other than "draw her in this pose" or "draw her in that outfit." It was like I was trying to mimic Artgerm
's Pepper Project or dCTb
's Annie Mei Project
, but without any of the charm and allure.
Starting now, I'm going to change that.
For months now, I've been working on a script for a Fighter Tootie web fan comic. The script for the first act is mostly done, with just a few more pages to add. I'll be working with two artists: mangapym
would do the pencils while the inks would be done by MightyFooda
. (Sorry, no colors on my budget.) Most fan comic authors do all the work, but since I can't even draw stick figures properly, I'll have to pay these bros to do the pretty stuff. So it's like commissions, but at least I have a purpose for doing them.
Would anyone be interested in reading the comic? Does anyone have any ideas on how to promote fan comics, particularly web-based ones? Can't tell you about the story too much, so don't ask. What I can tell you is that it has familiar characters, it still takes place in Dimmsdale, Timmy will be in it (and Vicky) and it has Tootie as the star.
Also, to my Tootie fans--don't despair. I'm doing my best to keep her as the adorkable girl you know and love... even with her newfound badassery.
Until next time, always remember...Fighter Tootie is Best Tootie!
PS. I didn't care for the "Ninja of Love" gimmick.