We’re Going Outside
So there was a really big storm in New England this weekend that, in my area, dropped about two feet of snow. I’ve been digging out since Saturday. Not literally, actually – my landlord has a guy he sends over to plow out my driveway and all. But figuratively. Friday, I had to drive through the early part of the storm to get to an important meeting for work, and boy was THAT hairy. And then after that, I had all kinds of other chores that went along with getting things back to normal after a big storm. Which is all by way of saying that I’m kind of surprised that I got this page through. But I did, and here it is!
It oddly kind of parallels this weekend, for me, being stuck inside, but also being a little reluctant to go out, with the storm and all. I’ll say this, though – it took a VERY long time to find a decent way to draw the CP Alpha surface buildings, and make them look sufficiently imposing. When drawing in perspective I have a tendency that a lot of artists have of placing the horizon line way too high, and that makes the building look way too small. But with the help of a few good bits of photographic reference, I managed to get it about right.
Anyhow, I’m turning in. Another week stretches out before me, and there’s work to be done. ll the best, folks!
Oh, by the way – I’m adding this on later, but just for fun: once again I’m slow on the uptake in the so-called world of webcomics, but you may or may not have heard of Gary Trudeau’s Doonesbury flap, when, in his attempt to be a print comic strip booster, he came off sounding like an elitist jerk.
I’m a great fan of Doonesbury, and have been for years; my dad used to mail me clipped-out Doonesbury strips when I was in college. And although I know what Trudeau was “getting at,” he still sounded like a jerk in his saying it. So webcomic artists have been “filling the gap.” Nothing new there (ha!). This is mine.
Trudeau is right – it doesn’t have to happen. Because there are plenty of other artists to fill the gap. So, if you’ll forgive me, suck it, Gary.