AaaSoC: Awesomeness and a Slice of Cheese is a comic set in the seaside
town of Torquay in England. It revolves around the adventures of Nevada
Charleston, Lau Pearson and their many friends. This comic tries to
be funny, and often roams into the realms of soap opera and sci-fi
with its crazy storylines.
What the hell is going on?
This comic makes no sense!
You're probably asking this question because you've started reading
during one of AaaSoC's many convoluted storylines. The only way
to understand what is going on is to start from the
beginning. Read through the archives and eventually, things
will start to make sense. Not everything... just things.
Okay, so I've started reading
from the beginning. Why do the first comics look so bad?
Because I started this comic for the hell of it. A friend had ran
out of decent webcomics to read, and for a joke I offered to make
one for him. It inspired this
magnificent piece of comic genius. My friend then jokingly told
me to get a Keenspace (which would later become ComicGen) account.
And I actually went and did it, putting a comic together in a very
short period of time. That would be the
first strip. As time went by, I began to take AaaSoC much more
seriously, developed my artistic and general comicky skills, and
that is how I went from this
Why do you keep inserting
yourself into the comic?
In actuality, I used to, but not anymore, and that was really only
in filler comics (unless you include this
story comic). I wanted to purge the archives of the fillers
because they are quite frankly embarrassing, but my readers insisted
I keep them in. Maybe one day I will make a special filler archive,
in the style of a certain Dan
How do you make AaaSoC?
With pixie dust and the blood of a thousand virgins.
Oh, fine. But I warn you, it is none too posh nor artistic. I use
simple A4 printer paper (because I can get a lot of it for little
money) and sketch up the basic idea with my universally-used Uniball
Eye Needle-Point 0.7 Fine pen. Then I take another piece of paper
and trace over that with the same pen for inking. Unprofessional,
huh? Well pardon me, but I have neither a decent eraser for rubbing
out pencil lines, nor do I have a special blue pencil for that crazy
scan-invisible pencilling. I'm poor and they don't sell any decent
art materials such as that where I live (or as far as I've looked).
I then scan the comic, border it on MS Paint, and colour/shade on
Adobe Photoshop 7.0. This is also where I make the speech bubbles
and dialogue. AND THAT IS HOW IT IS DONE.
That's a pretty lame way
of making a comic.
Yeah, but beats making it out of sprites. *rimshot*
What's Chaz & Kim?
You mean this?
A failed attempt at having another storyline run through the already-complex
AaaSoC universe, and was thus a BAD IDEA. I only made the one comic
because not only am I lazy, but I realised what a dumb idea it was
early on. Whether or not I implement anything from this particular
arc into future comics remains to be seen. Y'all just better keep
Year of the Rat is the most
confusing, poorly-structured and generally schizophrenic combination
of writing and art I have ever seen in a comic.
Why, thank you.