We went AWOL for a while there. We had a leave of absense. Nobody was home.
Colleen was catching up on Gilmore Girls & Coronation Street (she alternates each episode to avoid puking her guts out from cheesey sappy overdose). Christopher locked himself in his room for 4 months. A small sign on his door read “I am exploring my darkest secrets, leave me alone!“. Colleen got buried in her apartment under a pile of yard sale trinkets, sketches and tear-soaked snot rags. Who knows what Christopher saw. He was ordering Chinese takeout every day. After a while, we both emerged and made a pact to never do anything like that again.
None of that happened, but life did get in our way for a while there. Chris moved to the east coast, Colleen got a new place and a new job. Things got busy. Now we are back. Over the last few weeks we’ve been making a lot of plans for what We Ain’t Friends will get up to in 2012. We have a lot of work to do…
First and foremost (and most excitingly) we are going to be releasing biweekly online comics! We think they are going to be real funny. I don’t want to give too much away, so you’ll just have to wait and see, but we are pretty excited that we’ll be creating something every other week.
We are also currently starting pre-production on a full length graphic novel that will probably take us all year to create. It is a partially autobiographical story about a young girl with a ‘crazy‘ occult mother who rebels by finding the church, and then ultimately rebels against that too. (Colleen had a weird childhood). (She’s a nutter for sure). More info on that soon when we’ve developed a little more.
On top of those two ongoing projects, we’ve got another stop motion short in the works that Chris is writing at the moment, titled “People Who Live Under Rocks“. We’ve been throwing around ideas about possible gallery shows, something about human relationships, get back to you on that… And we are gathering material for a project called “Shipwrecks“. Ever since Christopher took off to Nova Scotia a few months ago, he has been collecting random things he finds on the beach by his house. Relics washed up by the ocean. We are going to be producing one of a kind art works with these relics alongside portraits of ship captains done by Colleen’s talented hands. It’ll be awesome. They will be for sale in our online shop ! That’s right we have a shop now. Go check it out.
Moral of the story is, we have planned a busy year for ourselves and we hope that is good news for everybody! Stay tuned for a lot more activity here and we’ll keep you in the loop. Thanks friends! Happy New Year.
Here is a photo of Colleen’s cat, Velma, looking out the window.