META: rec.arts.comics.creative Frequently Asked Questions

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
Sat Apr 3 05:46:39 PDT 2010

On Fri, 2 Apr 2010 17:47:05 +0000 (UTC), Phantasm wrote:

> On Apr 2, 1:12 am, Andrew Perron <pwer... at> wrote:
>> You know, I've been looking at the older imprints, and I've been wondering:
>> What was the basic concept of Starfall?  The description above is a bit
>> vague.
> You know, I don't think there *was* a unifying concept for the
> universe when I started.  I had more ideas than my brain could hold,
> and none of the other imprints at the time - mainly the LNH, NTB,
> Superguy, and Omega - looked like they would be suitable for them.  I
> made my first real blunder with the StarFall imprint by calling it
> "the most serious universe in RACC!!!" (yes, I used multiple
> exclamation points... such a n00b), and then posting a bunch of drivel
> that was the first hastily-written and poorly-edited issues for City
> Streets, Swamp Patrol, and Metal Fire.

Ahhhhhh.  I see the reason for your fatigue, then. `-`;

> Perhaps the one thing unifying the setting was the conspiracy that was
> operating behind the scenes in both City Streets and Metal Fire.  I'd
> originally imagined it as a 'shared universe', which gave me the
> excuse to throw in a brief Metal Fire cameo over in City Streets, and
> a Blood Ties/Swamp Patrol crossover.  

Always good! (Not for nothing has it been observed that this newsgroup
could've been called rec.prose.shared-universe.)

> (I had nothing to do with
> Trespass, nor did it seem to tie in with the imprint's other titles...
> I consider that title's brief run the low point in the imprint's
> history.)


> Ultimately, I changed the blurb for StarFall from "the most serious
> universe!!!" to "lightly serious and seriously light superheroics",
> reflecting both a growing maturity and a need to not take it as
> seriously as I once did.


If you want to start writing again, a good way to kick yourself into the
action is to enter in one of the High Concept Challenges.  One just
finished, and we're tallying up the votes!

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, speaking of votes... *works frantically
on RACCies ceremony*

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