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Time Log is a 2011 SPACE Prize Finalist

I’m super proud to announce that Time Log is fighting for this year’s SPACE Prize in the Webcomics Category!

Time Log webcomic

The only people who can vote for the SPACE Prize are those who attended the previous year’s show. So, for example, only exhibitors from 2011 can vote for this current crop of nominees… a crop which was culled from in-person submissions made at the 2011 Small Press And Comics Expo in Columbus.

SPACE Prize

So if you were a SPACE exhibitor last year, please consider voting for Time Log! I’ve made it really easy for you to read the webcomic:

And here are some quick facts about the webcomic to get you up to speed:

  • The Time Log webcomic is a finite, 60-page story.
  • It’s a sequel to the Time Log one-shot, a 2010 comic book.
  • The story is about a time traveling group of friends out to save reality.
  • Stephen Foster, Neil Diamond, and Richard Nixon play important roles.
  • The characters are named after the creators, but they’re not based on us.

That’s it! I hope you enjoy reading Time Log and I appreciate your consideration.

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]

Time Log #60

The gang’s all here (well, except for FuturePete) and the timeline has finally been repaired. Wait… not just repaired — improved!

Time Log #60

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NONE!!!
New to Time Log? Start from the beginning with #0!

That’s a wrap!!! I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride. I know I have.

Pete and I always knew Time Log would end back at the statue, right where it began in the Time Log one-shot (available for all Kindle-compatible devices on Amazon or as a PDF from DriveThruComics). But we didn’t always know who would be on the statue and in what positions.

A few months ago, when we were plotting the end of Time Log, the revised statue configuration came to us and we knew it was right — Ned, the songwriter and musician, sitting up top with Stephen Foster, the transcriber of his music, sitting at his feet. It’s an inversion of the real-life Foster statue, which is seen at the very beginning of Time Log in the one-shot comic book:

Ned on this statue is “Old Ned” from one of Foster’s hit songs (which, if you know anything about Foster’s history, means that it’s a largely traditional composition which Foster just transcribed). Take a look at the lyrics from “Old Ned” (version 1 and version 2). Makes you appreciate this new configuration even more, doesn’t it?

There are a lot of things in life that outrage and frustrate me, especially social injustice. Unlike Pete from our story, I can’t go back and meddle with the past. But I can create a new vision of the future, even if it’s fictional. And that’s just what I’ve done with this ending, together with my fantastic collaborators — Pete Borrebach, Shawn Atkins, Paige Shoemaker, and Justique Woolridge.

We’ve put more hard work and sweat into Time Log than I can express in words. The one-shot was my first self-published full-length issue, not to mention the first comic book script Pete and I completed. The Time Log webcomic was Paige and Justique’s first comics work! And I’m sure something was a first for Shawn, too.

We’ve learned a lot along the way experimenting with different artistic processes, printing procedures, sales tactics, and promotional methods. There are print copies of Time Log in California, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and (thanks to Pete’s travels) possibly even Germany and Thailand.

Point is, Time Log may be just another webcomic to you, but it’s a milestone to me.

I have to thank Ed Marino, Seth Fronzoli, and Stephanie Atkins for all of their support and help. They’ve been crucial to the creative, printing, and promotional aspects of this comic.

Lastly, get ready for the Time Log graphic novel, a tuned-up 100+ page collection of the one-shot combined with this webcomic. You’ll be hearing more from me as it progresses.

Next week, I’ll be back with links to the collected Time Log ACT III. See you then!

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Time Log #59

FuturePete’s reality has been instantaneously altered by an After Ripple!

Time Log #59

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Time Log #60
New to Time Log? Start from the beginning with #0!

Penultimate Log!!!

Next week will be our final installment, a very special Time Log comic that’ll (appropriately) run on Thanksgiving. Thx for sticking with us through these last few pages.

I hope next week’s conclusion will be as satisfying for you as it is for me!

Time Log #58

Against all odds, FuturePete seems to have survived the end Time Ripple… that is, if the Time Ripple ever truly ended!

Time Log #58

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Time Log #59
New to Time Log? Start from the beginning with #0!

We’re still here! Sorry we’ve been MIA for a few weeks, but sometimes things are tough in the home stretch.

The good news is that I now have all of the remaining artwork for Time Log, and all that’s left is coloring and lettering the strip. So the next two weeks will see the final strips of this story!

What’s next once the webcomic concludes? THE GRAPHIC NOVEL! I’m currently transforming the Time Log one-shot (one of the original comics available for the Kindle… way back in the spring of 2010!) into the same half-page format of the webcomic. Then we’ll be hunting for a publisher for the monumental collected edition.

But that’s all in the future. For now, I’m excited to bring you the conclusion of this story over the next couple of weeks. I hope you enjoy the dash to the finish line!




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