Last night Stowe and I embarked on our first ever SCATS Screencast. The idea was to invite fans to watch as Stowe drew up the comic via a cool program that allows us to stream video of him working in Photoshop. Well, despite our best efforts, that software (which has worked flawlessly on previous occasions) wasn't having it last night. Instead we slummed it a bit and used the webcam on my laptop to broadcast some
Happily enough our beta test of a SCATS Screencast night was still a success and a blast! We had a good group of viewers tune in to see mostly me and occasionally Stowe talk, banter, draw (a little), and even take suggestions from the crowd! Somehow we managed to fill 2 hours easily and we'll definitely look forward to doing it again.
My favorite part of last night was the collaboration between Stowe and I. Normally our lives have me tossing a script Stowe's way one night, possibly getting feedback on that script, but usually then just drawing it up and that's that. But sitting down and working together is such a gratifying experience. I definitely look forward to watching him work in Photoshop via the screencast myself but I'm totally in it for the collaboration with him and, actually our fans too!
Thanks to everyone who tuned in -- MsToast, kanarie03, rogwilco, StanShaw, and a few anonymous viewers -- you guys rock! Thanks for all your suggestions and banter! kanarie03 deserves special mention for contributing the poo tramp stamp on the pony, skull bear belly badge, and new graffiti ideas to this week's strip. Tune in next time for you chance at SCATS audience participation!