I haven't posted an actual journal article in a long time. To say that I've been busy, while true would be a cop out. There was much housekeeping that needed to be done and some I'm still in the process of doing. I've started some new projects, while putting others on the shelf. That shelf has become very crowded and some things have collected so much dust I had to evaluate what was worth swiffering.
Some things got crated and thrown into the same warehouse that houses the Ark, while others were dusted off and placed in a new wrapper. Let's at least get into what's popping out of Comic Fiction™ through the end of 2014 into 2015.
I felt I needed an image of a shelf. This is the "Mech" shelf in my office. Can you name all the folk here?
mister CUJO Explains New Episodes
After the "FanFiction" episode, I had completed two more episodes of mister CUJO Explains it All. Muppets Bleed Red(which was released last month) and POGO-LYMPICS (which will be released on 11/6), and had around six more written. Three of those six will be completed and premiere between now and January 2015.
While I enjoy making the series, episodes were being spit out haphazardly and the focus was all over the place. This was my initial intent, to have an outlet to tell a story, any story, at any time and not be tied down to following a particular plot or character development. After 14 episodes, I realized I wanted to tell a more structured story, with some occasional left field shite. So, a reorganization and new outline was in order.
My original outline for the series was just that, an outline of titles and brief paragraphs of the stories I wanted to tell. Some were fully developed, while others were just a idea nugget that needed refinement. I could throw an all new idea in that mix or follow what came next in the outline. I dumped that outline and many of the ideas that were in it.
What does that all mean? It means the show will be going in a slightly different direction.
mister CUJO and DARYL
The revamped series will now be called mister CUJO and DARYL and begin on February 17, 2015. It won't feel dramatically different from what came before, it will just have more of a character and plot driven focus. My previous outline had roughly 20 unproduced show ideas, ranging from pop culture lumps, to character based chunks. Reorganizing to a straight character based structure, I was able to outline close to 50 episode concepts in one day. For me, this was further proof that my natural way of developing stories yielded more content. I will be writing a series of articles detailing the development of the series and speak in more detail on how I came to this point starting in January.
It's Goddamn Xmas, mister CUJO!
Along with new episodes comes a 3 part holiday special in December. Epic would be one word to describe it. MUTHA-F*CKING EPIC would be two. Or is that three? So with all that, here's the schedule of mister CUJO episodes coming now through early 2015...
- 10/30/14 - Happy Halloween 2014
- 11/6/14 - POGO-LYMPICS
- 11/20/14 - Karate Kid Z
- 12/4/14 - It's Goddamn Xmas, mister CUJO! Part 1
- 12/11/14 - It's Goddamn Xmas, mister CUJO! Part 2
- 12/18/14 - It's Goddamn Xmas, mister CUJO! Part 3
- 1/15/15 - Women in Star Wars
- 2/17/15 - mister CUJO and DARYL Begins!
Be sure to subscribe to the YouTube Channel so you don't miss an episode.
A New Feature Length Movie is Coming
I wrote, shot, directed, and am in the process of editing a feature length flick this past spring/summer. In the coming months I will be posting stories, pics and vids from this cinematic monstrosity. I kid when I say "monstrosity." The f*cking thing is actually pretty good from what I've edited so far, but then again, I made it.
This the first official photo. Figuratively and literally as it's a pic I shot with my phone once these two items arrived in the mail. You'd think it be easy to find a green hoodie and orange pants, but it was not. Trust me.
Hopefully this gives some clue as to what's been going on and please stay tuned to all things Comic Fiction for mo' updates and date drops.
Have a happy.
- Myron A.