Making a “Pretty Good Dragons” minicomic this week. This series, for those who haven’t run across it before, is a commentary on the relationship between people and their pets. Except the pets are dragons. The PGD cartoons almost always start out as drawings in my drawing of the day sketchbooks, and the finished versions, of course, vary from the originals– sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. And I ask myself: is the polished, straightened, properly lettered, inked with attention and care version automatically “better”? Or is there some freshness in the sketch that is lost in the making of the finished drawing?
I thought I’d share one of the new ones with you, in both forms and let you help me decide.