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Changes for The Wizzo…

June 1, 2012

The Wizzo began way back in 2008 when the comic was exclusive to our secondary school – back then we were all terrible artists, terrible writers and our ideas were pretty terrible – well most of them.

When we revamped in November 2010, a new load of fun and original characters came with it. However, among these new favourites of ours – we decided to revive Blong, Zappy, Frank’s Footie Team, Chav and Jim, Tiny Tim and Joust Joking. Arty also appearing in a “how to draw” page.

However, I’ve recently realised that I actually don’t enjoy drawing these characters so much now and that despite them being originals – they don’t deserve to be regulars simply because they were made before the revamp.

So, with regret, I’m going to either end their runs for a bit or simply axe them.

Tiny Tim will end soon – I may draw a few more as Kieren Gillespie has seemed to stop drawing them. Zappy will also end – probably in Issue 4. Blong is being taken over permanently by Josh Champion and will last up until Issue 8 possibly? Snuffle will be expanded to two pages and will become the main strip.

Joust Joking ends in Issue 6 to be replaced with a new mini-strip by Chris Wilson and co-written by me. Chav and Jim will last the longest out of them all but they too will end possibly in Issue 10 to be replaced with a new strip.

It’s not that we don’t like the characters – the problem is, they’re hard to write for and they’re boring compared to newer characters which have proven to be more liked by our readers.

On a plus side, this does mean more new stories – I have a few surprises in store as well. But you won’t find them out for a while yet… 😉

– Harry Rickard

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 4, 2012 12:13

    Hmm.. Don’t think Snuffle has the artwork to be the main character. No offence meant to Chris, but that’s just my opinion.

  2. June 4, 2012 21:25

    Chav and Jim was one of my favourite strips in issue 3. I liked Blong too – nice bit of silent comedy in a world of comics where all too frequently explanatory dialogue is added whether necessary or not. I definitely think Zappy ought to go though – the entire script felt like it had been lifted verbatim from a Brain Duane strip.

  3. June 21, 2012 21:06

    Zappy’s quite good, in my opinion…

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