Also, the Return of Johnny Onassis! And the introduction of Hannah, Lady Winterbottom.
Had a lot of fun playing around with grayscale on this one. Decided to go with a nice, short strip so I could play around and try different techniques on different panels. Here’s a couple variations:
I really dig the German Expressionist Woodcut look on that last one.
Hello, Government Watch-dogs: Strictly a fanciful jest! I don’t really want to over-throw society…heck, makin’ comics is about American as you can get! Even more than Jazz, I think they are the most purely American of the Arts (even if the French do it better).
So I have my own version of Patreon going: In response to the numerous requests by friends to “put me in your comic!”, I will draw in anybody who buys me a beer. First up: my bestest friend Nuvia (here known as Floja), who will totally do anything for another Stoli.
Yeah, I’m working out some issues here…
And Betsy, remember, you asked for it…
If this seems like a private, family joke to you, well, it is. I hope you still find it funny. Many thanks to the wonderful Juliane (here known as Ilsa) who helped me with the German, and is also a swell human being. Thanks also to Snacks (AKA Winifred, AKA Deanna), without whom there wouldn’t even be this stupid comic.
Deanna, sorry that this doesn’t look much like you. I was mostly trying not to give you Man-hands this time.
And here is where I unleashed Gutmeisterlich for the first time upon an unsuspecting world.
My first experiment in full color. Unfortunately I didn’t save the swatch palette after the first panel, and then Lanah closed Illustrator and I haven’t yet figured out how to recover them or sample them from previous documents (although it’s easy in Photoshop!) The hardest part was getting the gradient on the “FWOOSH” when Laz lights his cig.
There is a real Doctor Lazarus. He did indeed offer Lanah & me some Starburst at a Beer Festival. I didn’t see how he left, but I doubt very much that it was through a tentacly portal.
According to WordPress, someone found My Cousin Lenin via the search term “Narnia pornocomic”. I will definitely be tagging this one “Tentacles”, to see how many more visits I get from Japan (Jessey, spread the word over there!)
Think I’m going to have to re-do the Jane Seymour panel. What a god-awful drawing. But, I was in a hurry.