Monday 25 April 2011

Check the method from Bedrock, cause I rock ya head to bed just like rockin what? Twin glocks.

So this is why everyone recommends having pages 'in the bank' before embarking on any webcomic publishing schedule - so illness like what I have at the moment doesn't get in the way of a regular update.

Not that it matters, as nothing much has happened so far, has it?
I originally 'coloured' this page with halftone dots, but changed it to old-school UK comic half-colour on top of that because I liked the look of Jimmy Corcoran's Kid Tiger webstrip, and this page being a flashback, an old-school vibe kind of works for it. I'll probably not use the effect for all the flashbacks in the strip, as there's a couple of deliberate art homages in flashbacks planned for down the line that may be humourous should the idea of seeing a man fail to draw like Joe Kubert and Carlos Ezquerra appeal to you. And why would it not?


  1. Thanks for the mention bit of a pick me up as I am having a crisis of confidence with my drawing your page is looking great hope you feel better soon.

  2. Thanks, Jim - mostly your doing!
    Sorry to hear you're hitting the wall, though every artist has these crises at some point because you can't be creative without some measure of introspection, and this often goes hand-in-hand sooner or later with a dose of melancholy of indeterminate length.
    Kid Tiger is a great idea for a strip and you should take pride in at least having the balls to start putting it out there - I have talked myself out of so many potential comic strips by dint of ovethinking, when what I should have been doing was putting that shit out there because I enjoy doing it and if I enjoy doing it, statistics are on my side that someone will also enjoy reading it. And if even statistics fail me, fuck it, I enjoy it. I'm not getting paid for it and it's not an audition, so I'm just putting it out there now.

    On the other hand, you can take a sickener with anything and a wee break from it can do you good.

    I hope you remain well, Jim.

  3. It's not often I laugh out loud.... That's excellent