So Danny and I had an idea, had somewhat of a direction, and all we needed was the proverbial wind in our sails to get going where we needed to. We were kinda screwed at the moment, because although Danny is a great artist in his own right, he really wanted to focus on the writing with me. Now I on the other hand can’t draw for shit. So who was gonna do art for us? We drew up a rudimentary flyer and decided we’d take a shot walking around some college campuses near us. We pinned as many of them as we could to the corkboard announcement…things. You know, those bulletin boards that say “There’s a new class going on somewhere in that area of the school” or “Found: 1 small child. Answers to “Kyle”. Or whatever. Anywho, we did that, and sat back and waited a bit. We actually did get several responses, not all of which were that promising. The biggest problem we were getting with the people that responded was they all seemed to have a certain art style, or they only liked to art on certain genres of topics. We heard from a buncha people that would ONLY work on Manga style comics, and others that would only do horror/goth style shit. They may have all been great at arting in their own rights, but they didn’t seem to catch our eye, and we had an idea of making LA Crazy Town more of a dark humor style book. Pro Tip: Drawing someone/something with blood dripping down from their lips DOES NOT = Horror. Horror is psychological. It’s that terror of what MIGHT happen, as opposed to just showing some big monster thing with blood and goop all over it. Anywho, again, back to the story. We got an email from a guy named Joshua Pina. Now, it’s supposed to have the ~ over the “n” in Pina, and for those in the class that didn’t know, that means Pineapple in Spanish. Also, Hola, me llamo Chris. Enough of that shit. We got back to him and asked if he could art up some specific things for us. I can’t remember how long it took for him to get back to us, I think it was only about a week or so, but he did EXACTLY what we had wanted. Danny and I just looked at each other and like an ’80s sitcom we jumped up, high-fived and freeze framed there in the air for like 10 seconds. When we landed, we knew we had found our artist, and more importantly…Pineapple makes salsa badass. Win win win.

More to come…