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9:07 pm: (After two computer reboots and a few very bad words. I think the gear is getting tired. Me too.) Here’s page 7. You certainly cannot accuse me of taking the easy way out here. Iowa in a hat! … Continue reading
8:11 pm: I’m going back and finishing some of the pages I blocked out earlier, so here is page 8, the back cover. There are still a few decisions to be made about the relationship between Iowa’s hand, the strap … Continue reading
7:37 pm: This is not good. The scanner is getting a little squirrel shaped. It took me several tries to get this scan. Deep breath. Anyway, this is page three, and it gave me some trouble, particularly the panel in … Continue reading
6:36 pm: Here’s page two, although it isn’t numbered yet. My critique here is that Iowa’s right arm looks stiff in panel two, and I’m sure I’m going to fiddle with it a bit.
5:56 pm: The penciled pages are finally coming off the boards! The first ones are always most difficult, since this is where I figure out all the little details, like the costumes. Here is the cover, or page one if … Continue reading
2:43 pm: This is a step I never would have taken if it wasn’t for you, the audience. All my “scribble breakdowns” look pretty much like the ones you see here, except I don’t bother to cut them up and … Continue reading
1:32 pm: Here is the finished script. Normally, I’d never bother typing up a formal script for such a small project, but nobody else would be able to understand the scribbled notes I usually work from. Off to work on … Continue reading
12:50 pm: I’ve been drawing and working on the script, which is almost finished. (I also had lunch and dealt with some household stuff.) Here’s a sketch of the two new characters, the Piggy Bank and the Old Lady. I … Continue reading
11:05 am: I have collected some photo references: three piggy banks, two wild boars, and four Tyrolean hats. I think my idea to make the Piggy Bank character a kind of cross between a conventionally cute piggy and a wild … Continue reading