Welcome to the first official installment of Ominous Knife! As you may have noticed, neither knives nor omens play a prominent role in the strip, no doubt to the chagrin of the stalkers who clicked on the first Google result containing those words. And since “befuddled stalker” is probably going to be our biggest demographic, I’d like to apologize. Sincerely.
I guess this first comic speaks to any and everyone who’s tried to create anything for mass consumption: it’s that awkward first step, wherein one finally musters the courage to work towards a goal and proclaim to the world that they have something unique to offer.
Then, after being informed that there is already a work based on people with super powers, they retreat back to the drawing board.
Actually, Calvin and Victor’s first attempts at comic development were much, much worse. The first ideas included (but were not limited to):
- A meteor that grants superpowers to one half of a city. The comic was told from the meteor’s point of view
- A magician who is actually made out of magic
- A cat who LOVES lasagna
- A wandering samurai who is also an astronaut
- A zebra who argues with a polar bear about U.S. domestic policy
- Several thousand pictures of various babies screaming
In comparison, these fresh new ideas are fantastic. With a little pluck and determination, I predict a bright future in comics for good ol’ Calvin and Victor.