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Page 1: "It was a dark and stormy night..."
Here be A Five Nights at Freddy's
comic written and drawn by yours truly.
For a long time I've suffered from artist's paralysis. I'll try to draw something, but as soon as my pencil approaches a clean sheet of paper a shrill voice in my head tells me not to bother, I'll never get it right, I'll only waste my time, it'll be embarrassing to look at later, and so on. All too often that voice wins, and I give up after spoiling the paper with a few halfhearted lines.
I decided to try to combat this by doing a comic. I used to draw comics all the time. In high school and college I did over 70 issues of Bangkok Alley
, a comic about alley cats! But these days the thought of trying to do sequential art intimidates me. I try too hard to make it perfect, freeze up, and fail to get past the pencil stage. This time I've decided to keep it loose, working with tools that feel comfortable in my hands: sharpies. I'm going to do it quickly, using my comfortable, scratchy, crosshatchy style, and not worry about getting everything looking just so. I'll just flat in the colors without breaking my heart on shading. This ain't gonna be any great shakes, artistically speaking. I'm here to tell a story, and if that comes across, then I'll be happy.
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy this. I aim to post two pages a week, maybe three. However, I'm not on a schedule; I'll post them as I finish them.
This comic is written, drawn, and copyright (c) Kim McFarland. It is based in the three Five Nights at Freddy's
games by Scott Cawthon.