May 10, 2021

Supes and Lex Luthor

 Playing around with a more "action adventure" style...

I'm actually thrilled with how well the technique works - the kind of shading I'm getting from this art pencil, and its ability to take watercolor as well.

Need to work on improving my basic drawing/ anatomy skills a bit, but such is the cartoonist's life, eh?

"So it goes," as they say.

Aside from technique - there is a "message" behind this piece, although I won't bore you with a full explanation. Basically, the idea sprang from hearing people say that they're not bothered by masks or other restrictions - that they could "live this way for the rest of their lives."

It struck me as how a petulant child behaves, when sentenced to some punishment like being made to sit in the corner. When the time is up, he declares, why, he LIKES sitting in the corner! He'll stay there BEYOND the time limit even. Just to assert that's it's his "choice," his independent agency in the matter - not some submission to a tyrannical dictate.

Of course it's complicated with the "health mandates," because these are supposed to be "for your own good" in a different sense than a child's punishment. But nevertheless.



 

Nov 3, 2020

Dr. Dollar-Dump - Sunday comic strip

 New Dollar-Dump strip... Plus color variants below (one was just an accident I thought looked interesting.)

You will probably have to click "open image in new tab" to view at a readable size.