Spotlight on Clydestown

Did you ever want to know what goes into conceiving and producing a narrative story told in real-time using a calendar as a backbone?

Catch the Light, a site dedicated to showcasing artists around San Diego, has chosen to focus its spotlight on my and Jay Wertzler’s Clydestown Society of Mystery and Intrigue Presents: 2011, our ode to serial storytelling, multi-platform media and mysteries.

Small Victories

– First off, SD CityBeat (San Diego’s best paper) is running a reader poll for their upcoming photo issue and one of mine (pictured above) made the cut! If you could tell your all your friends, family, dogs, and Nigerian email scammers to go vote for Photo 10, that would mean the world to me!

– Me and Jay have been sending copies of our Clydestown project – an experiment in real-time story telling – over to the good folks at McSweeneys. The other day, we got a response from their managing editor, Jordan Bass:

Subject: Clydestown

Hey Ryan, and Jay, thanks for sending your calendar, and everything else–it looks like an epic undertaking, which is always fun to see. Hope it’s going great on your end, thus far–here’s wishing you great luck for the rest of the year. Many thanks for letting us see this one–

Jordan Bass, McSweeneys

It seems pretty astonishing that it got that far up the ladder considering how much mail they probably get. Anyway, it was certainly reinvigorating and motivation to step up our game during the second half of the project.

– Edgewater, my dark and sexy comic, is slowly becoming real. We just posted an update where you can see the transition from script to image. So fascinating!

Now if I could only find a way to get paid for doing this…