Hello, and welcome to Moley Rants. My name's Bruno Guedes, sometimes called "Professional Mole", sometimes "Pro-Mole" for shorts, or "Professionally Apt Parascalops brewerii" for long... yes, I'm sorry, I won't do that again. Nonetheless, that little guy up there's my avatar, who will, hopefully, humor and guide you through my rants with some lovely antics and funny cartoons... So, what's this all about?
I have a blog out there, but it's turned to other public completely. On top of all, it's on another completely different language. Still, this one has yet another different crowd altogether. This is for people who visit this comic here. Thus, it's to deal with this site's future and webcomic stuff that are not full-fledged reviews. Also, they're not here to comment on my own strips, for that's why there are those little texts below each comic.
And so, this being the first edition of Moley Rants, here's something for you to chew on: I don't know what I'm doing.
By that, I mean I have almost no theoretical knowledge on writing. My art skills are mostly based on observation and experimenting. And my comedy is intuitive and may be based on flawed examples. I'm not a critic, I'm not a professional. I do this for fun and attention, and maybe for the prospect of earning some money with advertising... but mostly fun and attention.
My motto on this strip, though, is "always improve", or at least try to.IMHO, I managed that at least for now, as the first strips will show you. My dialogue palcement was worse, my choice of making "ephemeral panel lines" was horrible, and I'm finally getting the hang of speech and bubbles and camera angles. Maybe even sceneries. Who knows?
So help me out here: keep reading, do not flee, have hope on me. Call on me when I screw up, I'll promise to hear you attentively and try to improve, if you're not just outright bashing and messing with me, that is... But while I'm the artist/writer here, my public is sure important for the development of this comic.
Thanks for sticking by, and hope to see to next time. Have a nice day and some bunch of good luck.
— Bruno "Professional Mole" GuedesSunday, September 20th 2009