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Friday, January 16, 2009

What happens at a SCC meeting? Well I'll tell ya exactly what happens.

          First Happy New Year. Second Pete’s asked me to post up a bit about the last meeting just before Christmas. So here I go.

            It was a rather intimate affair. Myself, Pete, Mark, Nick, Lee and Adam met up at the No Sign bar for our ‘Christmas party’ meeting. The meeting generally centred on cool comic related banter and us jamming on my proposed idea, now entitled ‘Gaslight’ Thanks to Adam. It all started with my idea for an alternate reality Victorian London after seeing this pic:-

            I liked its visuals and the possible story points like why would they need the gas masks in Victorian London. Which is now deep in development on the Group. At the meeting the idea seemed to get everyone’s creative juices flowing. From the small design I had already done the page erupted with words and images.

            Me and Mark, but mostly Mark, armed with just a pencil sketched images all over the page, while nick acted as a scribe for his own and everyone’s ideas for character names and profiles along with simple setting and plot points. I was excited that my idea (admittedly partially stolen but I prefer to use the old inspired by approach) had inspired so much creativity among the small group there. If anyone was ever in doubt about the group this should be proof enough that it’s a roaring success.

            This isn’t the only story the talented people in the SCC have created we also have Daniel’s ‘Greg’s Birthday Pen’, Nick’s ‘Space Race’ and ‘Fighting T.O.M.M.Y.’, Adam’s ‘The Squibs’, Anna’s ‘Knife’s Edge’ and ‘Huail’, Lee and Ricky’s collaboration on a ‘Zombie/Post Apocalyptic Western’, Ian’s ‘Untitled as I can’t think of a snazzy title’ and last but not least Dan’s ‘Deadmeat’. Check the links for more on each of the stories.

            Also I’d like to inform anyone who doesn’t already know that the next meeting will be in the Brunswick at 8pm on the 21st of January. So come along bring your ideas and share them with the rest of us.

            See you all on the 21st,

                        Bye for Now,

                                    Peter ‘VoteForPietro’ Maggs


P.S. All ownership for the first pic goes to Boatwright all other pics are owned by me.


Anna said...

Weeee sounds very exciting. it is good to see that people are getting excited about the collective and really getting stuck in.
I will try to get my draft of the pages for 'Gaslight' done by Wed. I have done the thumbnails (which helps with seeing what I can fit into the frame before i write the scene.)and am just in the process of writing up the pages. I think I have six at the moment. Dan will need to go through it first 'cause he is the crime buff. Hopefully though it will make a good start to the story. See you all on Wednesday, hopefully with drafts in hand ^__^

Anna ^_^

MWPete said...

Nice one, Pietro, thanks for the assist. Feel free to keep the keys and use 'em anytime.

Just don't get it scratched... :P

Owen said...

Is this open to anyone? Also is there the potential to follow projects within the group that don't include the whole group?

MWPete said...

Yup, open to anyone. If you live in Swansea or the surrounds, come to a meeting. If you're further away join the Google group and join in remotely.

The only project we have that involves the whole group is the ultimate goal of publishing a book or comic of the members work. The members work on their own ideas by themselves or collaborate with other people in the group. It's up to you.

Owen said...

Cheers, all I saw on the blog was mention of a group work so I wasn't sure how focused you were on the 'collective' part. I'm from Bridgend so I could probably make some meetings, how I would I go about joining the google group?
Thanks for the reply

MWPete said...

Yeah, we posted the Gaslight stuff here because it was the project that had the most visuals produced for it. The collective is there as a focus and a chance to meet other people interested in doing their own comics but it doesn't organise or dictate to anybody.

As for the Google group go to: and apply for membership. Then when you're approved read the FAQ and post an introduction.