Is that “R” for Random Update, “R” for Rediscovered, or “R” for Revengeance? Or, perhaps it’s just “R” for Really Need to Come Up With A Stupid Denominator for This Update.
Whenever I start one of these UIMC series, I tend to start by making sure I put three or four comics “in the bank”, as it were – that is, I put a few to the side so that in the event of there being an update day where I lack the time, motivation or idea for a comic, I still have something to post. As such, I’ve been sitting on a couple of comics since December that I didn’t get around to posting.
Not that they’re particularly interesting. I guess that’s part of the reason I didn’t get around to posting. It mostly came out of my desire to funnel my love of iM@S into something vaguely productive or humorous. Obviously, this was supposed to be part of a longer series – I’d actually thought I had a third one in the can, but obviously it must have just been something I thought more strenuously about than the further continuation. Maybe there’s a pencil sketch of it on a sheet of paper deposited in some long-forgotten corner. I can’t find it, anyway.
One of the super secret agendas behind series 9 of UIMC was to build up something more of an extended cast. This wasn’t so much as an attempt to do something as unrealistic as, you know, building up some kind of fandom, but rather had more to do with certain top secret projects which have, presently, gone nowhere for precisely the same reasons as the comic has’t gone anywhere. Part of my intended intention had been to do more short-series like those old Snap Club comics, but it didn’t really pan out like that.
The problem with running those kind of series is that, well, I kind of start to feel bad if I don’t revisit them on a regular basis. Then you get to the point where you have to devote one or two comics a week to the continuation of various comicking sidelines, which starts to make it hard to fit anything remotely topical into the running schedule. Which is why I tend to leave these things until closer to the end of the run of the comics, when I start to struggle to come up with anything else. Which is why I’ve not bothered posting these until now.
Well, that and the fact that they aren’t very interesting. Dojikko and stupid naming practices and all the malarkey. But, hey, it’s not like I’ve posted much else recently!