Marty and the Dead

Marty and the Dead

Marty and the Dead

Marty and the Dead

(Autobiographical, Comedy, Realistic Fiction)

Marty and the Dead was created on June 3rd, 2013. The webcomic is about nine people and their misadventures with each other. All of which somehow revolves around Marty, the main character.
 
Before Marty and the Dead (MD), I had an older webcomic that will remain nameless due to the embarrassment I have for it. I created my old webcomic when I was a kid. So, the jokes were utterly immature and humorless for anyone with a brain of some significance. Out of hatred of that webcomic, I decided to shut it down right at the beginning of its third year. 

I always had many great ideas in my head that could be converted into stories, movies, TV shows, and even comics. I actually made an effort to do all of the above, but somehow gave up on them. I have a very short attention span-so when I am attempting to, for example, write a book, I get bored of it around the first thirty pages. I was very surprised that I kept my old webcomic going for three years. But like all of my work, I got bored of it and started to despise it. One of the many projects of mine was an unfinished screenplay called The Guild. It was inspired by true events in my life; and popular culture like TV Shows, books, movies, and pretty much everything that affected my life.

I thought that making the unfinished screenplay into a soap opera (A continueous story (No idea why it's called a Soap Opera (Because soap and opera have no relation))) webcomic wouldn't be that bad of an idea. Out of experience, I started to make the foundation of my new untitled webcomic. I was going to do everything right this time! First thing I did was the title. I needed a title whereas if I googled it, that title would be at the top. If I were to name my new webcomic The Guild, then the first thing on top of a google search would be a Youtube Series, then some World of Warcraft crap, and much more shit. The Guild could not be used as a title. I spent hours looking for a title, much more than actually designing the website.

I basically had three  factors I had to follow. As I said before, if I googled the title (This was before I even made the website), then the first thing that had to pop up should be some old news articles or a definition from some online dictionary. You know, crap that no one would care about. The second factor was that if I googled the title followed by 'webcomic' (One of the titles I was considering was 'Noire' so I will use that as an example) 'Noire Webcomic', then a webcomic of the same title shouldn't come up. Unfortunately for me, there is a webcomic called 'Noire' The third factor was the most important: the title had to be both easy to say and memorable. It's hard trying to find a unique and easy-pronounced title. I had to refrain as much as possible from using 's', 'r', and 't' sounds; use 1-2 syllible words; and most importantly of all, the title had to look fucking awesome in any font. Including Comic Sans.

After a couple of hours of searching, I gave up. So I went into my paper archives (I actually have a giant cabinet where I store doodles) Apparently, many years ago, I had this little paper comic I drew called Marty and the Dead, which was a horror/comedy about zombies. I googled it: nothing came up. I googled 'Marty and the Dead Webcomic' nothing came up. I pronounced it a bunch of times. No 's' sounds. And the 'r' and 't' sounds are very light. I typed it in Comic Sans-oh man, was I getting a rush! The title was perfect! 

So from the unfinished screenplay, I made most of it into the first couple pages of MD. Near the begginning where Astrid's breasts implants blow up due to the airplane depressurizing was a big part of my screenplay. Basically the initation of everything.

Around the fifthteenth page, I ran out of my screenplay depository. I was on my own. But so far, I am doing a pretty good job. I hope you enjoy my webcomic, and thank you for reading this biography!

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