Hi there! If you stumbled on this randomly, I draw a webcomic called Diesel Sweeties. Now that we are properly introduced, I need a favor.
I’m going to be on the road again in July with Meredith touring to promote the brand-new Octopus Pie book. I’ll be on the southern leg of the trip with comic shop events in NYC, Austin, Los Angeles and San Francisco. (possibly Asheville, NC as well) I’ll tell you the specifics as soon as I know for sure.
I need to build a big buffer of comics and scripts before we leave in a couple weeks and I don’t like “filler” or re-runs. That’s where all of you come in. Let’s collaborate!
I need your questions. You can ask me stuff directly or you can ask the characters. Ever wonder who knows who from where? Who lives under what rock? Whatever happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
I’ll take the best questions and make comics out of them. Unless you say otherwise, I’ll credit you.
+ Email me. I’m firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter replies, Facebook messages, Livejournal comments and Post-It notes left on my door don’t count.
+ Keep it short. Your question needs to fit in a pixelated word balloon! If you couldn’t tweet it, I can’t fit it.
+ I’ll be picking questions based on whether or not I can make a good comic out of them. Going “totally random” is a pretty sure way not to get picked. Stick to PG-13 vocabulary, though creepy concepts are fine.
Obviously, not every question will work and I apologize in advance if I don’t use yours. I may not know the answer to your question.
Yes, this is pretty similar to what Trudeau does in Doonesbury with reader letters. What can I say? I’m a huge fan of the concept.
This will be a one or two week series depending on the quality of the questions. You can write in as many times as you like, but points are deducted for being purposely annoying. You’ve got until June 30th!