Time Log comics – history, links, credits, and more

The Time Log comic dates back to 2000, when Pete and I lived in the same Carnegie Mellon University college dorm in Pittsburgh, PA. This was just down the street from an extremely questionable Stephen Foster statue:

Stephen Foster and Ned

The running joke was that if we could, we’d go back in time and punch Stephen Foster in the face for co-opting African-American folk songs and publishing them as his original compositions.

In 2001, I made a Time Log short film for class based on that general premise:

By 2005, Pete and I were actively working on a Time Log script. It wasn’t long before we decided that it would be perfect for a three issue comic book miniseries. (And we thought I was gonna draw it. HA! Yeah, that never happened.)

Time Log by Nick MarinoMy Time Log concept drawing where Pete and Nick actually looked like us.

After a number of false starts with the art, we posted a Craigslist ad in 2007 for an artistic collaborator. Shawn Atkins responded and we got to work on whittling our three issue mini into a single one-shot packed full of funny. And nearly three years later, it was complete! (Yeah, I know. It took us a while.)

The Time Log one-shot debuted at SPACE 2010 in Columbus, OH. Pleased with the final product, Pete, Shawn, and I decided to extended our collaboration into a Time Log sequel. (We had NO idea what we were getting into!)

For the Time Log webcomic, we expanded our crew of creators to include Paige Shoemaker on inks and the AudioShocker’s own Justique Woolridge on colors. We did our best to grind out 60 strips on a weekly schedule and tell a sweeping time travel epic full of humor and action.

I self-published three collections of the webcomic under the title The New Time Log from 2011 to 2012. These debuted at shows including SPACE 2011, PIX 2011 in Pittsburgh, and STAPLE! 2012 in Austin, TX.

In 2014, I compiled the entirety of Time Log into a collected edition. Along with tweaking the webcomic, I also reformatted, relettered, and colored the one-shot. Excited with the result, I submitted it to ComiXology… who rejected it!

Finally, the decision was made to let the remixed and remastered Time Log graphic novel be free for all readers! And thus the epic journey of Time Log was finally complete.

CREDITS AND LINKS

The Time Log one-shot (April 2010, 26 b&w pages)

Written by Pete Borrebach and Nick Marino
Penciled by Shawn Atkins
Graytoned by Nick Marino
Lettered by Nick Marino

The New Time Log #1 (March 2011, 18 color pages)

Written by Pete Borrebach and Nick Marino
Penciled by Shawn Atkins
Inked by Paige Shoemaker
Colored by Justique Woolridge
Lettered by Nick Marino
Edited by Nick Marino

The New Time Log #2 (September 2011, 20 color pages)

Written by Pete Borrebach and Nick Marino
Penciled by Shawn Atkins
Inked by Paige Shoemaker
Colored by Justique Woolridge
Lettered by Nick Marino
Edited by Nick Marino

The New Time Log #3 (March 2012, 11 double-tall color pages)

Written by Pete Borrebach and Nick Marino
Penciled by Shawn Atkins
Inked by Paige Shoemaker
Colored by Justique Woolridge and Nick Marino
Lettered by Nick Marino
Edited by Nick Marino

Time Log graphic novel (February 2015, 100 digital color pages)

(The credits are the same as all of those others up there!)

P.S. Time Log comics were also made available on the AudioShocker Comics Archives v1 digital comic card, Facebook, and Flickr.

[LAST UPDATE: FEBRUARY 12, 2015]

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