Make up my mind for me - vote in the poll please.

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Okay, so... here's the thing. This pinup stuff I've been drawing for months is all well and good, and I'm having a ton of fun doing it, but we all know it's really just a substitute for actual sequential art, and the more I'm moving into action poses, the more obvious that becomes. So I should start doing comics again.

Now I've had this idea for a comic for... a long time. Ten years, actually. Irk the Spacehamster. I've got scripts and ideas for probably about 60 pages' worth of material, character sketches and everything, but the only actual result that has ever materialized is www.deviantart.com/deviation/1… I keep telling myself I'm really going to get around to drawing these stories, but I never do. And I'm beginning to think I never will. Because as much as I enjoy writing Spacehamster stories (and everytime I dig up the scripts I already have, I still think they're really funny), it's just not the type of stuff I'm interested in drawing. At least I'm beginning to think that's the reason I just can't motivate myself to actually putting up with the huge workload that doing sequential art inevitably means when it comes to the ol' Spacehamster.

But everyone who's ever been to my gallery knows I sure love drawing superheroes. I just do. I don't know why. And I've got plenty of my own characters to use - www.deviantart.com/deviation/2… , www.deviantart.com/deviation/2… , www.deviantart.com/deviation/2… , www.deviantart.com/deviation/1… , www.deviantart.com/deviation/1… , www.deviantart.com/deviation/1… and www.deviantart.com/deviation/1… are just the examples posted here, I've got more. And you should see the eleventy kazillion drawings of some of these characters stacking up around my desk just because I love drawing them so damn much.

But the problem is - while I do have some ideas for stories that might be kind of cool, they're not exactly groundbreaking material, just fun stuff, really, and I honestly don't know if that's worth pursuing either. It would basically be the 9547235th addition to the deluge of fan-drawn superhero comics on the web.

So hence my poll. What do you think I should do? It's either a comic about a hamster and a talking egg that like to kill people and blow lots of stuff up or my attempt at a superhero comic, probably with shifting focus on various characters but an underlying red thread that holds the whole thing together.

Oh yeah, if you want, read this 24-hour comic I did two years ago: homepage.hispeed.ch/bm-grfx/24… the art's a mess of course because this is a 24-hour comic, and it's not a superhero story, but the closest thing to a serious comic book I've done in recent years, and the dialogue should give you a pretty good idea of what my writing would be like - I definitely favor the more rough-edged stuff, I'm not looking to do kiddie spandex comics.

Sigh. I'm rambling, ain't I? Sorry this thing is so f'n long. I'll stop now.
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