Howdy, GoComic fans! Let me begin by expressing my gratitude for the warm embrace of the GoComics universe. Not only have the fine folks of Gocomics and Universal Uclick allowed me to share four different comics with you all, they’ve invited me to bother you further through their official blog!
In an effort to familiarize you all with my intentions, hopes, dreams and paralyzing fears, I thought I’d make this first blog post a short Q & A session of Who, What, Why, How and Again?!
Let’s begin with the Who:
Q: Who the heck is Corey “Fake Rockstar” Pandolph and what in Uncle Miles’ name is a Fake Rockstar?
A: Corey Pandolph is a cartoonist/comedy writer wannabe currently responsible for four daily comic strips: The internationally syndicated THE ELDERBERRIES through U/U and three web-syndicated strips available through GoComics: BARKEATER LAKE, TOBY. ROBOT SATAN and GREENE WITH ENVY. Corey also writes for the comedy web portal, Drink at Work.com…Yes, it’s exactly what you think it is.
A Fake Rockstar is someone you encounter at that rare moment in time when the word “Ridicularity™” makes sense.
A: What, yourself. See “Who”.
A: Because I said so. Also, because I love writing, reading and drawing comics. So much of that simple ideal seems to be lost in these days of dying newspapers, growing webcomics and the ongoing industry debate that often resembles a slap fight between brace-faced 11 year-olds. To me, there is no better sound than the scrawl of my quill pen across white Bristol. I truly love what I do, so it makes sense that I’m considered insane, unorthodox and an outsider. I refuse to take sides and I have angry eyebrows that I’m not afraid to use when provoked.
A: Hopefully I can share that in future posts on this blog. I’d love to talk about the ins and out of my process – how and where I get ideas, my favorite tools of the trade and ideal places to work. Of course, I’ll need you all to sign and fax back to me a simple non-disclosure form, two proofs of birth, one 12-pack of High Life and two pounds of thick-cut, Apple Maplewood bacon.
A: Yes. Every week.
Thanks for tuning in and I hope you’ll check back next week, and every week to read a Fake Rockstar on Comics.
Until next blog time!
Lies, words and cured pork-products,