Later, the webcomic NaNoWriMo

November is NaNoWriMo month! Even if you aren’t one of those starry-eyed hopefuls churning away at putting out a 50k novel, there are many other ways to challenge yourself. Heck, maybe we should just rename the month “National Challenge Yourself Month” (NaChaYouMo), no?

There’s a blog version of NaNoWriMo, for example, that challenges bloggers to write 50k words in a month. (Which is a far, FAR easier task than the novel thing.)

And then there’s Darcie Frederick of Later, Watch The World End. Darcie has taken on the challenge of writing a new strip of her comic for each day of the month for a total of 30 new strips at the end. She writes: “The concentrated time will, I hope, push me further artistically.”

Frankly, I think it’s a great idea, and more useful than writing a novel that, in a compressed time frame, will likely turn out terrible. Thirty pages in quick succession, which is close to what folks at Marvel and DC churn out in a month, have a better chance of turning out to be good.

Anyway, I browsed through Later, and it’s a very serene and contemplative look at a post-apocalyptic world where folks wander through the sparse, moody landscapes in utter loneliness. It’s definitely different and worth checking out.


About El Santo

Somehow ended up reading and reviewing almost 300 different webcomics. Life is funny, huh? Despite owning two masks, is not actually a luchador.

Posted on October 30, 2009, in The Webcomic Overlook, webcomics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Nothing like putting quantity over quality. Here’s a little NaNoWriMo demotivation.

    It’s from one of my favorite sites 101 Reasons to Stop Writing.

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  2. Pingback: NaNoWriMo Check-in #1 (2014) | Portsmouth Public Library (NH)

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