Ultraist Studios Blog Journal thoughts, musings and other rambling…

September 30, 2006

SPY GUY – Webcomic pt.1

Filed under: Announcements,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 8:45 am

This is something that I had been thinking about doing for a while now.

Disclaimer: This comic is going to be done stream-of-consciousness style. One panel at a time, without any plan or roadmap. I do have an idea where I’d like to end up, but no definitive plan on how to get there. The story and the art is being done on the GO Train during my commute to my “Clark Kent” day job.

Partly inspired by John Sanford and his Chippy & Loopus strip, and partly inspired by a few Dave Sim quotes:

First you get good, then you get fast, then you get good and fast

If you can be that good going that fast, why go slow?read more here

In my opinion, creators should be sharply aware of the specifics of their own productivity from the very earliest point in their career and tailor the business choices of their creativity around the “givens” of their own productivity. As I said before, if you can do 20 pages a month comfortably you can take a lot more chances than someone who can only do 5 pages a month.read more here

The idea being that I’ve got to up my speed, and up my confidence in just getting these comics done. So that is the plan with this SPY GUY Webcomic. I don’t have a title yet for the story, and I’m not going to worry about it. I also am not sure how I will integrate it into ultraist.net but for now this journal is as good a place as any.

Here is the first panel:

Hope you enjoy.
Feel free to comment. Maybe it can even redirect the course of the story.


  1. Great start!! Keep going! Let the character and story take you where ever it wants to. I can’t wait to see where you take us.
    I’ve always liked that quote by Dave Sim. He always has a lot of good things to say about making comics.

    Comment by John Sanford — September 30, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

  2. Looking Good man! Lets see the next one!! (It’s not like you’re busy or anything).

    Comment by blair kitchen — October 2, 2006 @ 10:28 am

  3. Wow. Look at that. A John Sanford comment. Nothing like having the guy your’re trying to emulate being the first guy to leave a message on your blog post… no pressure or nothing. Really.

    But seriously, thanks for the kind words John. I hope you enjoy it.

    Comment by M Kitchen — October 2, 2006 @ 10:24 am

  4. Tune in tomorrow…

    (if only I had my own office and downtime to crank out one of these)

    Comment by M Kitchen — October 2, 2006 @ 5:20 pm

  5. Mike, Very “cool” ,litarally, web comic.

    Maybee some cold breath “smoke/mist”and shaking hands or arms would make reader feal more that its cold. foged glasses when he goes into a warmer place..the posing is exellent looks already extremely cold like that..I feal the canadian winter just looking at it. also snow pilling up on the hat and nooksand cranny or clothing cress, not to comidical way, but a little would add to fealing of q blizzard of snow. Anyway just some ideas.

    Great Job man! Nice site too!

    Comment by TIE — October 5, 2006 @ 12:54 pm

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