Construction Paper Angst
Construction Paper Angst: The Complete Angstology
Thursday — October 25th, 2012

Construction Paper Angst: The Complete Angstology

After a year (or is it 11?) of blood, sweat, and tears, Construction Paper Angst: The Complete Angstology is complete…ish. You can preview the entire thing on Blurb, or, better yet, buy it on dead trees. It contains every non-filler, non-guest strip as well as the Angstémon strips from 2009. It even includes a few new strips tucked in randomly to fill in some gaps.

Nearly all of the lettering had to be redone. I took out Freakazoid and the Old Lady Puppet. I erased the Fooniverse. It makes about 5% more sense than it did in its original form. Some artistic shortcuts were also fixed. It’s not quite George Lucas levels of authorial revisionism, but there are changes. I’m not sure yet if I’ll redo the archives on this site. They remain as-is for the time being.

I’m also thinking about new things.

Things are happening

cover for the first volume of construction paper angstDue to a severe lack in judgment, I’ve decided to anthologize the entire run of Construction Paper Angst in book form. I’m having a George Lucas moment and updating some of the visuals, tweaking characterizations, and inserting Jar Jar Binks. Ok, not really, but I am making some adjustments. One of the big changes is that I’m creating new strips to fill in gaps where I’d misnumbered strips.
The books will be lovingly designed and read by no one.

Not with a bang, but a twitter

And so the entirely unnecessary epic that attempts to bridge the gap between 2003 and 2009 using the Watchmen as a vehicle begins. I’m making sure to violate the number one rule of webcomics, once again, off the bat by not being able to promise consistent updates.

Luckily here in the future, we have RSS readers, so you can subscribe to the feed and be notified whenever I update. I’m going to shoot for MWF, but comics will be entering the archive on a MTuWThF schedule as this is going to be longer than it should.

Hourly Comic Day!

I participated in my first Hourly Comic Day yesterday. My effort is an excellent example of why Construction Paper Angst was never a hand drawn comic. I made another attempt at hourly comics earlier in the month. I’m not so sure about the digital lettering I did there, but my handwriting is not legible at all. Sigh.

Oh well, the hourly comic project is really great and make sure to check the forums for a ton more people’s comics.

the state of the Comic

I have now completed going through the entire CPA archive and tagging and retitling the strips. Diving into some of the early days of CPA v1 was terrifying to say the least. It was refreshing to see that some of the art and humor of the later strips did hold up.

I don’t think I’m ever going to make “new” strips, but I do plan on doing some cleaning/restructuring of the archive. There are some outstanding typos and stupid graphic mistakes that I’d like to fix. I also think I might rewrite some of the story lines, cut out characters, and expand on some loose ends. I may even remove the Nethernet/Freakazoid/Evil Chimp/AW/PVP stuff altogether. I’ll see if that takes too much from the strip. I will eventually release the entire series in book form, though I can’t say I expect much in the way of sales.

I just need to find the original high-rez Paintshop Pro files and see if I can open them in Photoshop. That will be fun.