The Man in the Black Mask

SAH on Feb. 16, 2011

It all started in LRC, which I guess is called study hall or something at places that are not my school. The name “The Man with the Black Mask” popped into my head and–having been reading up on the writing of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”–decided to try my own steam-of-consciousness piece. Not being a journalist, but very much missing cartooning (I haven't done it in a while) I whipped this up inside of twenty minutes (counting time in-between bells, as I started just as class was ending), showed it to a couple of friends who liked it, and BAM!

In all honesty, it took me a bit to figure out what to do after I drew the driver's license, but after that the ball got rolling, and I knew what I wanted to do–press forward. No planning, no editing (unless I've made something unclear), just see where my mind takes me. That may change further down the line if I decide I want to do something more with the plot, but for now just random events is fun enough.

I whipped up about seven of these today, so expect me to stay on a one-a-day schedule until at least a week from now.