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Amby D
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Stripping by Amby D

July 15th, 2010 6:50 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Make a series of short comic strips and post them, at regular intervals, in a public place for all to see.

While pondering this task, I first came up with the public place where I wanted to post the comic strips. I knew I wanted to put them on a boarded up wall behind a street corner that I pass at least once per day. In fact I have often taken the bus from this location, when I'm not on my bike.

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Once I decided “where” the comics would go, I began the arduous process of deciding “what” they would be. Ack! My drawing skills are... ahem!... disastrous and I'm a total noob when it comes to writing any sort of comics. So I went with what I knew... that bus stop. I sketched up three sheets of three panels of things that happen at that corner.

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Exciting, right?!?! but the last of the series is a little bit different, since I positioned myself across the street as the one non-bus panel in the final strip reveals. My hope is to put them up (in precise intervals, of course) and have some random person read them during the hour that I am about to be sitting in the spot that I drew.

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I wonder if anyone will recognize the drawings? Actually, I wonder if anyone will even look at them... or not tear them down right away... well, I guess we're about to find out!

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I stayed for one hour across the street and watched for people as I chatted with sf0 player “Togashi Ni” over some margaritas. The first person who looked at them, was the only one I didn't get a picture of, as I was all flustered that he was looking at them. He pointedly looked over where I was sitting after looking at them (as well as one other viewer)! Alas. After that, I counted about six more people check em out, though with the hot sun and adult beverages, I may have missed one or two. A few people even took photos of my comics, which was SO flattering!

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The hardest part of the whole task was leaving my little drawings behind as the night falls over Chicago. I just have a feeling that they won't last there for very long, but it was a good exercise in letting go of something I created... even if it was just cheesy stick figures, I loved those stick figures! BYE GUYS!!!

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posted by Amby D on July 17th, 2010 10:24 PM

I went by there just tonight, and my drawings were still there! Totally untouched... awesome.