Q and A - Experiment and Internet
I think everyone should experiment when they have time. It’s good mental exercise and can often help influence the creation of your artistic style. However, there is a limit for me and I don’t think it’s a good idea to experiment in the middle of writing a long running series. Which is one of the reasons why I’ve been so stubborn about experimenting with SYAC, Alex Ze Pirate, and etc. They’ve got a set style I want to maintain and changing all that on a whim would ruin the consistency of the stories.
We had a program called “Prodigy” back in the 80‘s which allowed computers to connect to other computers to share information. It was effectively the internet, just not in the form that we’re used to today. As a kid I used it to download Game Genie codes for my NES and upload funny drawings I made in “Deluxe Paint Animation,” usually centered around Barney the Dinosaur doing something gross and horrible to the other dinosaurs because... I was a kid and I hated Barney.
11th July 2012