So on Friday, May 8, 2009, the Portland Opera invited me and five other writers to participate in a “Blogger Night @ The Opera” performance of “Rigoletto.”
We got a backstage tour and sat at a special table in the lobby -- where (before and after the show and during intermissions) we were to chronicle our “Rigoletto” experience.
There was no way I was going to out-blog my pal Geoff, who shot the whole backstage tour with his Flip and posted the video on YouTube before the show even began. So I broke out a Sharpie and drew a “live comics adaptation” of the opera instead -- posting the drawings to Twitter as the show unfolded.
I've now organized those drawings into a linear comics format. You can read it now at Webcomics Nation. You'll also find links at the end of the comic to all the other "Blogger Night" coverage.