Saturday, January 5, 2013

City Mouse Makes a Movie #1


All you need to know about City Mouse prior to reading this is that he's a character I created back in 2008 when I was living in Columbus, Ohio (which would make 2013 his fifth anniversary!). The original strips can be seen here, though one of these days I'm gonna have to update that blog. When I moved back to New York, so did he, though that's about to change very soon...

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This is the longest CM strip I've yet to undertake (it'll be in 48 weekly chapters), and while I wouldn't call it an epic, it's definitely on a grander scale, despite the simple, four-panel format. All of the major supporting characters from the original series will appear in this one, along with some important new ones. It's definitely a comedy, though I won't always go for laughs every week. I'm more interested in telling a story with interesting characters. Also, in this space I'll provide you with a few notes regarding the making of the strip and let you in on the creative process a bit.

This is as good a time as any to also inform you that I have CM prints for sale if you want some, at $10 each. This includes prints of the "City Mouse, Agent of AMPAS" strip (four pages, $35) and the Jimmy Cagney strip (two pages, $15), signed and numbered. E-mail me at ratzo318 (at) yahoo (dot) com and I'll hook you up.

Please let me know what you think of this strip, either in the comments or by e-mail, or you can reach me through my Facebook page and my Twitter handle. Links to both are in the sidebar.

2 comments:

  1. This looks like a good concept, Rich -- lots of possibilities for City Mouse. What will he do -- a graphic novel? Updated Shakespeare? I know, I'll have to wait and see!

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  2. Nothing so lofty, I'm afraid, though I will say that the kind of movie he makes will be less important than how he makes it.

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