Yes, you read correctly. This time it's Ben who does the art while I have
complete control over the text!
Er, let's not try that again. A-a-anyway, let's start off with
Arby. Can't go wrong with an arbyfish. In all honesty, I'm a bit
freaked about writing this thing. "Stage fright", as
I already told Ben.
To recap: Esa sent Ben fanart, Ben suggested a webcomic,
Ben generally complains about his skills, but frankly
I think he's one of those few multitalented people who can be
good at practically anything with relatively little practice.
Give 'im a couple of months of intense studying and I'd say he'd
match me, easy. The expression here is, rather nice. Serious,
perhaps a bit depressed
. Expresses the mood rather nicelysomething
I have a hard time managing a lot of the time.
Ben suggested I try explaining something about
how the comic is created, but I think details should be left for
a more dedicated article. Basically, the process is still a mess.
There's the script, yes; and based on it, I draw imagesthese
days, on an A3-size sheet, since I get thinner lines that way.
(BEN: "Make the lines thinner! And add more explosions!")
Generally, I manage some drawings, get stuck, email to Ben, or
MS-Messenger him, we talk, I draw, we come up with something proper,
I finish the page, Ben adjusts the script to fit what I drew,
and then I notice a thousand little details that went wrong. Or
something. Sometimes it doesn't work quite like that, though.
Sorry about the constant delays in comics, peopleI'll
try to cull my apologetic nature a bitand the latest page is quite
a far along. I could have finished it today if I didn't have to leave
pretty much as soon as I finish typing this.
I'll try to put a couple of more hours of work
on it today, but looks like a completely missed week at this pointmostly
because I won't have access to my scanner. Maybe the story should
be made to a cartoon format, instead, in the spirit of some of
the zanier series. I mean, If you look at this:
This would be a great character design for something
more Warnerbrothersy. Then again, seeing how few artists have been attracted
thus far, I doubt we can put together an animation studio overnight. It's
a thought, though.
Cut train of thought, must distract the audienceOh,
lookit, an Arbyfish! Looks like a white one, too! Hard to tell in a B+W
enviroment, but let's go and say hello! "Greetings, Mr-or-Miss unknown
Ah, much better. Where was I? Couldn't have been important.
Anyway, this looks funny:
looks so cute when she's hungry! Aren't the kids adorable? They're so
straightforward at that age. Later on, they learn how to act less selfishly,
which 'course is rather a good idea after a certain age. Still, Terra's
an interesting character. One of the things that attracted me to this
project was the concept of a genocidal monster with oodles of power, older
than almost anything else, trapped in the role of a young (adopted) princess.
In fact, the original plans for the comic were for random short funnies,
4-koma style. 'Course, we needed a few pages for a set-up, and it sort
what's the expression?
ballooned from there. But, frankly,
that's a different story.
Um, I'm running out of ideas
How to end this? I know, with some Arbyfish!