Alrighty folks, I’m still kind at a loss for decent articles/posts for the blog at the moment, so today is more of an announcement than a proper post.
That being said, in my opinion it’s a supremely awesome announcement; so hopefully that’ll make it worth it for everyone (myself included).
Anyway, to those who are unaware, the Channel 101 of the title of this post refers to a stupendous website that hosts 5 minute internet shows.
My buddy Mencius introduced it to me way back in high school, and I found it to be a truly awesome concept.
Basically, the shows hosted at Channel 101 consist of 5 minute shows that are submitted by filmmakers throughout the country.
Anyone can submit an entry, and every month the submissions are shown at a live screening event in Los Angeles, with the live audience ultimately voting for the top 5 best shows.
After the screening, the top 5 shows of the month are hosted on the website, as well as a select few of the “failed pilots”.
The prize awarded to the film crews that make it into the top 5 is the right to continue their show and submit a 2nd episode!
If said show is truly a work of art from month to month, this process can continue indefinitely; though many directors choose to “self-terminate” by making a finale episode over the 5 minute limit.
Anyway, most of the fun with Channel 101 springs from the fact that most of the really good shows are produced by a select few individuals.
While most of them might not be celebrities in the mainstream sense, after you’ve watched them every month for so many years; they start to feel like big-time movie stars in their own little universe.
Anyway, after much bitching and moaning about how I haven’t drawn in so long, and really want to make a comic; today Mencius and I came up with an idea for a comic book that not only sounds do-able, it’s simply too awesome not to do.
Said comic would consist of a cast made up of Channel 101 (and a few 102) regulars, AS PRO-WRESTLERS.
I know it makes no fucking sense, but to me; it sound fucking GENIUS.
Many of the Channel 101 actors have a “method” to their acting, and as such; I found it was a pretty simple affair in applying the sum of their stage personalities to the heel/face dynamic of pro-wrestling.
As mentioned earlier, Mencius is the real Channel 101 jedi; I’m just the padowan learner.
In that sense, I’ll probably end up relying on him to serve as a “technical advisor” in regards to the Channel 101-isms, while drawing from my impressive breadth of pr0-wrestling knowledge for the rest of it.
I don’t know when I’ll get started on this, but unlike virtually every project I’ve announced on this blog; I’ve got a feeling I might actually get around to doing this one.
Wish me luck!