I've been thinking pretty hard about what I want to do with my Fooled characters and world recently. A lot of you in my comments sections have expressed interest and even made comments like "this should be a movie!" or "you should make this a movie," stuff like that. I've gotten some really nice encouragement about following that path but I don't think that is realistically anything I will be trying with Fooled, at least not till a long way in the future. However, I also don't feel like I should just leave Fooled as collection of random drawings and designs. I do think it has potential, and I think I have come up with a plan.
I know for certain that I do not have the stamina or the dedication for a webcomic, but I do feel like I have strong abilities in combining drawing with writing. So I think that, eventually, I would like to make two Fooled projects. The first one (which I would like to complete in 2014) would be a sort of "novelization" (or maybe just a novel, since I'm not actually novelizing a movie or anything, haha). It would be lengthy and detailed and include a lot of dialogue and such - basically just writing a book about the Fooled story. I would probably make this available online or as an e-book once it is finished.
The second project is the more important one, and that is a Fooled storybook. As a storybook the dialogue and content would be a lot simpler (which is why I would also write the novel form), but it would give me a chance to showcase the artwork along with the storyline. I was inspired by the old "Classic Storybooks" Disney came out with in the 90s with the big full color 2-page spreads. So I'm thinking that to make a storybook with nearly 100 pages and 50 spreads, it would take awhile. I might publish sections or at least excerpts of this online, and if there is enough interest in this particular project I would kind of like to do a Kickstarter and raise enough money to print and sell some copies to followers and fans. I feel the need to improve my scene drawing abilities so I would not start or finish this project till 2015.
Anyway, I don't know if any of this will make it to reality, but I think I now have a gameplan and a response for when people ask "What are you going to do with Fooled?" I also have another reason to improve on my art, so it is time to get to work!