We here at the ThreeOneFive love Pop Culture Hound, so when Chris asked us to do a guest blog we were all about it. We then did what any writer would do, and waited a month to start working on it. Sorry Chris.
To make up for it, we’ve decided to do something special and dip into our top-secret archives to reveal just how our three man writing team functions. But first, a brief recap for those unfamiliar with all things ThreeOneFive:
Our collective is made up of Evin Dempsey, Matt Heistand, and Dan Fifield and we have a weird way of making comics. To start, Evin creates what we call a bible or a rough outline of the important plot points for a given project. It’s a very raw and almost unreadable block of text that has to be decoded into real-people talk by Matt and Dan before it is ready to be turned into a script.
Matt then takes over, writing a script for our artist. This step takes forever because Matt loves to take breaks. Dialogue, at this point, is left very vague because we’re going to argue about it for a long time later.
Next, we argue about the dialogue for a long, long time. Then Dan, the man who makes all our Internet magic happen, enters the arena and sniffs out any busted logic or super-bunk dialogue. After all that we send the script to the artist and hope for the best. So far it’s worked out.
Congratulations, you’ve just about made it through the boring part …
Look now, brave reader, as we lay bare the inner workings of our collective and open our Gmail chat archives. Please note, this is most certainly a terrible idea that we’ll grow to regret more and more with each passing day. Enjoy!
First we’ll take you behind the scenes of our all-ages weekly webcomic, DEEP DIVE DAREDEVILS.
2:39 PM Matthew: Dude, I came up with the Captain’s speech.
2:39 PM Evin: Dude, I made a pizza sandwich
2:40 PM Evin: Yes, I made two french bread pizzas out of a hoagie top and bottom and then put salami between them.
2:43 PM THIS IS THE CAPTAIN SPEAKING! MEN, I WON’T LIE, OUR SITUATION IS GRIM. THE BOAT IS BADLY DAMAGED AND WE ARE AT THE MERCY OF AN IMENSELY POWERFUL CREATURE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN …
2:44 PM BUT I PROMISE YOU … THERE IS FIGHT LEFT IN THIS OLD TIN CAN, YET! IT’S MOMENTS LIKE THESE THAT TEST A MAN’S METAL. SO, PULL YOURSELVES TOGETHER – REPORT TO BATTLE STATIONS – AND LET’S MAKE THIS UGLY S.O.B RUE THE DAY IT CROSSED PATHS WITH THE DEEP DIVE DAREDEVILS!!!
3:09 PM Evin: Rousing.
3:57 PM Matthew: Well, that was the point
We try to maintain a level of professionalism and netiquette at all times, and the results can be seen on this page.
This next entry answers the often-asked question, “How did you come up with the title Deep Dive Daredevils.” The answer? It was either that or The Aqua-Nuts. Seriously.
Dan: Oh, and I still don’t have a name for the Crew
Matthew: me either
5:56 PM here are a couple probable rejects
The Abnormal Aquanaut Society
The Union of Professional Aquanauts
Dan: ummm … what about switching abnormal with Adventurous
5:57 PM Matthew: maaaaaybeeee
something better than adventurous
5:58 PM Dan: The Unabashed Aquanaut Society
5:59 PM Matthew: why would they be abashed to be an aquanautical society
Dan: hell if I know
What about …
Dan: all i know is they aren’t ashamed of who they are 😉
Matthew: The Aquanautical Society
6:00 PM Dan: that’s not bad
Matthew: still not great thought … nothing is making my balls tingle
6:03 PM Dan: this just popped in … just simply “The Aqua-nuts”
Matthew: are you fucking kidding me?
As you can see, writing as a team has its stumbling blocks though, and early on in our bid for comic book writing immortality we had many a fight about who should get top billing on the projects we had planned. Writing as the ThreeOneFive didn’t seem to satisfy any of our rampant egos, so we kicked around a few ideas.
Evin: We should conglomerate into a pen name.
Matthew: I’ve thought about that
Evin: Cocky Mcbonermane
Or Noah Rection
Evin: But for sure Michael Taurus
Matthew: the best
6:20 PM Evin: When we write Xmen we will use the Pen name Sarge Giantgrowth.
6:21 PM And I will retcon Gambit to be Rogue’s dad!
Matthew: wowzers, gross
6:22 PM Evin: I know, he traveled to the past to fight the Time Skrulls.
After, he was stranded there and fell for a poor southern girl that reminded him of his true love.
6:23 PM Matthew: NOOOooooooooooooooo
Evin: I just wrote the best Xmen in the last 5 years.
Matthew: but he can’t fuck rogue anyway so it is unrequited incest?
Evin: Yes, man.
Evin: Unrequited incest.
6:24 PM Matthew: we should write a book with that as the title
Evin: It will be part of a 16 part Marvel crossover.
6:25 PM Evin: X-men: Unrequited Incest part 6: The taste of mommy.
6:26 PM Matthew: part 7: tecno-organic incest
6:27 PM that’s when cable fucks Jean grey
Evin: How did that happen?
Matthew: cable is the son of Jean and Scott
Evin: You can’t just have incest for the sake of incest.
Incest must always be handled artistically.
Matthew: Chapter 10: double team your phoenix mommy
Evin: You’ve compromised the integrity of what I created.
6:29 PM Matthew: there’s a lot of incest possibilities in the X-Men universe though
like, would it be incest if Wolverine fucked his female clone?
Evin: Fan fic it.
I’m saving it for X-cest the crossover event
Evin: X-Cest is a good title.
6:31 PM Matthew: I know
Evin: I get top billing.
Matthew: no way
maybe on the rogue chapters, but the wolvie chapters are all mine
6:32 PM Matthew: fine
Evin: Then Xorn and Magneto and other Xorn all fuck.
Evin: “have you ever put the head of your dick into a star logan?”
Sadly we don’t have any art for that, but it does answer another often-asked question: How do you guys write the family-friendly DEEP DIVE DAREDEVILS, and The First Lady of Vulgarity, BABY GIRL?
If you’re super-cool, you probably read BABY GIRL’s first adventure, Lost Treasure of the Afrika Korps, when it appeared as a back up in Joe Keatinge’s HELL YEAH. (Like I did. – Chris) If you missed it in print, it is now available for FREE online at Challenger Comics.
We’ve searched exhaustively through our Gmail chats about BABY GIRL and 99.99% are just not in anyway appropriate for human consumption. But, here is a sneak peak at a future BABY GIRL adventure …
12:45 PM Evin: The russian teenager part stays
12:47 PM Matthew: maybe, maybe not
12:48 PM Evin: it works with the dildo part later
Yeah, we’d better leave it there …
To the Future,
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