Shot From the Hip was born as it lives - spontaneously. It was inspired by old campfire stories that we told as a kid, where one person tells one part of the story, and then the next person picks up where they left off, and so on. After a few rounds, the story turns into something completely unrelated to what the first person was going for, but is still totally awesome. So that's what we decided we should do with a comic. Tams and I each created two(ish) characters to use in our world, and we are bound by honor to not reveal to each other what's going to happen next in the story. Every time I draw a page of the comic, Tams has no idea what I'm going to draw, and vice versa.
Not only is this a fun project to do, but it's also a great tool for us to explore and develop our comic-drawing skills. Without having to worry about scripting and plots and whatnot, we can focus strictly on our art and technique, which is a unique sort of thing here. Also, as the creators, we get just as much excitement about seeing the next page as anyone else. Because neither of us knows what's going to happen next, we're both reading and contributing to the story as it happens.
In other words, it's AWESOME. Cause I get to READ it and DRAW it. YEAH!!
Sarah the Waffle Guru
My name is Sarah, and I am a freelance artist. Ever since before I can remember, I've been drawing anything and everything with anything I could get my hands on. Some of the first serious drawings I remember doing were copying monsters out of the 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual and drawing Sailor Moon characters and paper dolls. Now I'm all grown up and still kinda doing the same exact thing! At the time of this letter, I am 23 years old and live somewhere in the vicinity of Betelguese. My favorite pasttimes are drawing, reading, and curling up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and a classic Disney movie. Though I appear short on the outside, I assure you I'm actually a giant trapped in the body of a tiny person. If anyone knows how to rescue me from my pint-sized prison, I'm open to suggestions!
Tams the Breadstick Boss
My name is Gina, but since Sarah decided 'Tams' was a better name when we were but little high school freshmen, you can go ahead and call me Tams! The first thing I ever remember drawing was a fingerpaint turkey in preschool, but I got a little more creative as I got older. I'm 23 and currently working towards an undergraduate degree in Animation, but I fell in love with webcomics along the way and am starting to dabble in them, too! I'm a massive movie geek, especially for Disney, and I love writing, reading, colorful characters, and historical periods with large hats in them. Also, pasta.