Ok. Somebody has to say it.Scotty! PUT A CORK IN IT!
Ha ha. Keep em rolling in bub.
Oh my, Scott ... this is getting really good! I'm really appreciating your secondary characters. Just when you had me fall for Hammie-Sammie, you go and introduce Vlad, who's every bit as cute as Calvin ... and like Calvin, a fine example of how LESS can have a much bigger impact than MORE.I especially love the fact that he's raking up leaves with an actual RAKE, rather than vacuuming them up with some built-in sucking function.If it weren't for the lettering (I agree with Ellis about readability/consistency/added "real estate") you -- or VLAD, I should say -- could succeed in transforming me into puddy before too long.
Robots! Huzzah!! Just keep going. Who cares what anybody says. I have faith in you. Even though they say you can't do it. Prove them wrong. You do have talent! You are funny! You are a great hockey player...uh nevermind that last one.
Yes! I love the juxtaposition of the fanciful next to the mundane! I agree that the raking of leaves is a nice touch.
This is a very intriguing story. Vlad is really cute. So, when will the toys be available?
One-wheeled robots are the best. I love the elegant simplicity of your layout, line quality and placement of the flat black areas.
Are they going to share the pizza?"It's a fender washer pizza?" Fairy"I pick those off." SamGreat strip. Don't stop. This is important. I'm drunk.
It IS a GREAT strip, Scott, and am eager to see more. I'm quite confident you won't let any of our negative comments derail you, so I'm going to throw one more at you ...In panel #1 of Cork 6, I find it a wee bit disturbing that the fence/horizon lines seem to travel right through Cork, an illusion created by the positioning of her clothing lines. An arguably minor point, but I'm picky about such things.PLEASE RE-READ MY OPENING SENTENCE!Ellis: At 8:32 in the morning?!
Thanks again for the comments! Beata, that's a fair point about the clothing tangent. I'll pay better attention.Also, Cork is going to be part of a webcomic site that my artist friend Jim Daly is putting together with a few of artists. It's going to be called slushpilecomics.com. Several different types of styles and layouts will be included. You work at your own pace and post when you can. A web designer is putting it together right now. If anyone wants to submit to the site you can go through me. I don't have any say in what they'll accept but if anyone is looking to tell a story in a simpler format this is a fun way to go. You keep all the rights and such. I'll have framing specifications soon. Also, there's a writer that is part of the group and he might be looking for artists to draw his stories for him. Again, it'll be much simpler than drawing a full comic. Some guys are just submitting one widescreen frame a week. Kind of like Travis Charest's Spacegirl if anyone saw that.Let me know.
Hmmm... interesting. Once I get settled in up north I might look into that.Marty, this might be a good home for Rock and Roll Lifestyles!
Thanks for The Spacegirl tip. I'm inspired to try and produce something for the slushpile. As soon as I lick this drinking problem
Really cool, Scott. And you've got the most important part rolling--the productivity. Really shaping up nicely. I like the way you used black in episodes one and five--I wonder if a little more of that sort of thing in this one could help sharpen the graphic statement, esp. in the first panel? You are setting a high bar for the rest of us, man! Keep going!
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