The First Los Animales Interview

On February 14, my friend Jeaux and I launched our webcomic, Los Animales. It’s a story that is several years in the making, with about a year-and-a-half going into this incarnation of our vinyl-worshipping, club-hopping animals. Since Valentine’s Day, the comic has taken over my life in the best way possible. That’s not to say I’m not still freelancing. I am. In the past few weeks, I played Geeks Who Drink Trivia, interviewed Kerli and Eric Prydz and have worked on a bunch of other assignments that may or may not be available yet.

The comic, though, has presented some unusual opportunities. Namely, I ended up answering interview questions instead of asking them.

Jeaux and I were interviewed for GeekSmash.  It’s a pretty long interview, but I think it does a good job of providing insight into what we’re doing. Here’s one of my quotes from it.

But we have these characters with one foot in the 90s and one foot in present day. They are stuck in this world trying to adjust to everything that is completely changing around them; with the idea that everything they are doing could very well end up being worthless in five years. And I think that is something people in the creative fields are going through right now. It’s something I feel right now, and I know musicians are in the same boat; they talk about it all the time. So they are kinda nostalgic to this time when they were actually little kids. It would be like Jeaux and I nostalgic to the 80s.

Weekly Recap: Hobbits, Gorey and SDCC

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I had four assignments due on Monday. Two of those involved event coverage, for the Edward Ball and The One Ring’s Oscar party respectively. That meant a few days with pretty much no sleep, but it was worth it.

Lord of the Rings Fans Hold Their Own Oscar Party, With Elves, Hobbits and Middle Earth Drinking Songs”

“Edwardian Ball 2013: Gorey Meets Steampunk Meets Burning Man Meets Jazz Age Meets EDM Meets Just About Everything Else”

I also wrote a piece on Thom Yorke’s collaborations for MySpace.

“Killer Collabs: Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Runs Amok”

And then there’s stuff that isn’t out yet. I had another piece due today, so, overall, that’s five assignments in one week, more than I’ve had in a while.

Aside from that, all the Comic-Con stuff started happening this week. I got my press badge confirmed, plus my SDCC roommates and I scored a room. I’m more excited for SDCC this year than I have been in a while. We’ll see what happens.

On the Los Animales front, things are going pretty well. We’re getting a lot more traffic than I think either of us expected. People seem to be liking the characters. Next Friday is our launch party at Underground, so we’ll be busy getting ready for that. Plus, all the drama in Los Animales will start to unfold next week, so stay tuned.