Unlike the other three (or four, or five), Asselin won't be creating spaces and hooks for the next guy. He's got to take everything they've done and bring it home. It's a much less free-form position to be in, but the group has promised him that next time, he'll have a different spot in the batting order.
And there will be a next time. The group plans to take the first two chapters of The Collective to the New York Comic-Con in early February, and to self-publish it when it's done. Then they'd like to do it all over again. Only with more members — and maybe a definite number of them.
Alex Irvine can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Bishop | bishart.net | Ryan LaMunyon | ryanlamunyon.com | Joel Rivers | obioncomics.com | see Ben Asselin's work in "The Funnies," opening February 4 at Whitney Art Works in Portland
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