In January of this year, Artist/Musician/Painter/Cartoonist/Rad-Diviner Scott Alden unveiled an exciting new project – “The Trials of Gary“!
One might remember Scott’s “Parallelaverse” series from two years ago. Well, Trials of Gary is a whole new ball of wax.
Since this is a subscription-only web-comic, I’ll keep the storyline within the circle of those within the know. Let’s just say that there’s some drama in Gary-Land, and we’re in for a long year of watching this saga unfold. Soul-sacks, ringing helmets,
Along the way, it seems that Scott has some “Live Trials”, contests and real-life situations planned for subscribers.
The first contest gives us a chance to win a first-hand peek at the appearance of one of Gary’s foes – TERRY. By coming up with what Scott deems the most interesting or most hilarious spell that Gary or Terry will use will win a framed portrait of Terry weeks (possibly months!) before he is revealed in the comic.
Furthermore, I was recently followed by a Twitter user named – TERRYKILLSIT! Turns out, it’s actually Terry!
Sample Tweet: “I wonder sometimes how many people I’ve left tied up in cellars and COMPLETELY forgotten about.”
Terry sounds like a bad, bad dude!
What I love about this series is that Scott is able to take simple, free internet tools and create a world for fans to be reminded about the series in their everyday life. Seeing Terry’s maniacal musings in my Twitter-feed always gives me a chuckle (or a pang of fear, depending) and I look forward to the weekly email installments of the story.
Cheers to new media!