Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Hello all!

I never realised I had an account on here before. I suppose maybe I made it all those years ago with the intention of writting a blog, but never got around to it. Ah well.

Anyways, this is my first blog, Dirty Stinking Liberals. It's more like a political web-comic than a blog. I've had this idea of doing a political web comic for over a year now, although I've been drawing political cartoons (if you could call them that) since I was 16. I'll give you a little taster as to what my drawing is like -

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This political webcomic idea was really just an on-off thing at first because the idea came around the same time as I was completing my A Levels and because I couldn't really think of any decent ideas at the time. All I could manage were character profiles of a couple of characters and nothing else. However, my creative juices finally began to flow with ease once I moved Up North to the wonderful city of Liverpool, what with its rich political, leftie history.

The name "Dirty Stinking Liberals" was the name I first thought up of when I began having ideas of this webcomic over a year ago - the name comes from the sort of thing that that you usually hear on FOX News along with the words "terrorist", "patriot", "American", "un-American", "socialist" and "whoosy Canadians". Other names I have thought up of since are "Champagne Socialists", "Drunken Liberals" and "Filthy Lefties". Although for now, I will stick to the name I originally came up with, I want to see how this whole thing kicks off first before I make the possible decision to change the name.

I'll be posting my first few strips on here a couple of weeks time, as at the moment I'm busy with revising for exams and I need to find access to a scanner (yup, all of these are drawn on good-ol' fashioned ink and paper!). But for now, I will expalin a little bit about what Dirty Stinking Liberals is all about. The webcomic centers around the life of several characters, all of whom are a liberal bunch (hence the name!). So far, the strips I've already drawn are just short and sweet although I've already got ideas on two story arcs - one on Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and another revolving around the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The strips only revolve around three characters at the moment, but I have ideas for another couple of characters. I hope to do the story arcs and include the other two charcters if this thing turns out okay. The webcomic will also aim to satirise attitudes and stereotypes towards those that are liberal leaning, as well as poking fun at both ends of the political spectrum - so to speak, I'm going to be rather socalist with my satire! Oh, and it will also keep up with current events, depending if I can draw fast enough!

So yeah, that's all I can really say for now. Hopefully, like I said, I'll post the first strips in about a fortnight or so (depending if I manage to find a scanner). But for now, if any of you have any suggestions, don't be afraid to ask! I'm all open to ideas.

Thanks for reading! :D

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