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Comic 41 - Page 40
6th Oct 2014, 3:20 PM
Page 40
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Author Notes:
Skweeee edit delete
I might skip posting a page next weekend because our local comics store (Happy Harbor Comics) hosts the 24 hr comic day on the 11th. I suspect that I may be all comiced out by the morning of the 12th.

If I can manage it though, I think that I should post.

I have no reasonable excuse for this page being late other than poor planning and a lack of motivation. I am sorting myself out.
User comments:
Stever edit delete reply
Very nice. I love her position in that first panel.

So you're going to try the 24 comics day huh?
I've always wanted to try it myself, but I'm not sure I could stay up for it.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thanks Stever!!

You probably could do the 24hrs. There's just that tough bit between 2 and 5 am time frame to get through.
Seabiscuit edit delete reply
Aw yeah, girl time. Their friendship is just too damn adorable. There ya go Robin, asking the right questions!;)

Ohh, you should totally post your 24 hour comic entry ;D

(I definitely know the feeling of losing motivation from time to time, or just not feel like drawing...It's very important to take some time just for yourself, to 'sort yourself out' as you put it as well.;D)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thank you Seabiscuit.

Our hosting comic store actually keeps all our comics and then publishes them later. I still haven't got my last year's pages back, though I've just learned that they are just getting round to publishing last year's now. So I should get those pages soon. I'll post those ones as soon as I get them.

Last year I did a spoof on Clifford the Big Red Dog, called Clobber the Very Big Dog.
Outlaw edit delete reply
Aw man, I really enjoy pages that feature these two. Their dynamic is really well done.
I continue to look forward to your updates, my friend!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thank you very much Outlaw! I'm glad you're looking forward to more.
demcleod edit delete reply
You're ALL excuses, Skweeee! Us fans don't deserve that. Ever! X-D lol j/k

In all seriousness, Robin and Piper's friendship is really cool. :-D
Skweeee edit delete reply
Ha ha, thanks Dwayne. I rather enjoy developing the relationships of my characters more than I thought.
TheD-Wrek edit delete reply
You have no idea how much I love that first panel. :)
Calisa edit delete reply
I agree with D, that first panel is perfecto, Skweeee!!

Have a great time at your 24 hour comic event! :D
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thank you Kara. I'll no doubt give a little synopsis on how it went when I post my next page.
Skweeee edit delete reply
I'm glad to read that. I was not very confident about this page. So, reading these comments is very re-motivating.
Matt Knab edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Such a simple scene, yet so much love goes into every detail.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thank you for saying that Matt. sometimes much of the details I incorporate into a panel are aften more for my own enjoyment. I wonder sometimes if readers can actually figure out what I was intending when they look or notice my smaller details.
Proxy170 edit delete reply
Love how you capture her size so well. Kid proportions are hard to me!
Skweeee edit delete reply
I always sketch my family here and there around the house. When my boys were younger I got to figure out the proportions of a child; larger head and forhead, larger scale eyes to the nose and mouth, shorter limbs and torso. Their bodies and features are less distinguishable between the genders as well as I will, for girls, only add longer eyelashes and longer hair (both more iconic features than actual real features). also adding freckles seems to contribute to the effect as well.
QuietClayton edit delete reply
The first panel is sooooo dynamic!
..and the drippy plate is great! That HAS to be my favorite drippy plate ever!!..really.
..seriously though, the whole page is awesomesauce.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Ah, thanks QuietClayton! Yes, drippy plates for all who like doing dishes.
moizmad edit delete reply
Is it my imagination or is the ground always covered in snow?
Skweeee edit delete reply
Pretty much most of the time Mo!
DizzasterJuice edit delete reply
Starting to get the impression that Piper is little but a lot going on.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Yess! That's what I am going for!!
Delvarian edit delete reply
Your artwork is amazing, I'm completely jealous of it.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Whoa thanks man! that is a very generous compliment. The kind of statement that kinda compels me to work extra hard to try and earn such praise.
jolle edit delete reply
How... old is Robin? First I thought she was around the same age as Piper, then I thought she a teenager, but now she's driving a car?

(Good page by the way)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Robin is 16 and Piper is 11.

In Alberta Canada, you may get your learners permit at 14, and be licensed to drive alone at 16.
sephirencomics edit delete reply
I love her pose in the first panel.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thanks Sephirencomics. I'm finding the positive feedback on that first panel very encouraging. I am glad that you like it.
Skyangel edit delete reply
A really lovely warm page in both art and writing. I have to admit I'm curious about her dad now XD
Skweeee edit delete reply
I'm glad you like it Sky! Thank you. Yeah, her dad is a bit of mystery.
IllustratorMan edit delete reply
I just love your aerial snow backgrounds so much!

Good luck with the 24 hour thing...of course I've never tried it so let me know how it goes. ;)
Skweeee edit delete reply
IllustratorMan, Thanks so much. What's funny is that we are weeks away from snowfall here in St Albert, Alberta, and weeks away from me posting pages taking place in the spring and fall seasons.

I'll be sure to pass an any significant info ref the 24 hrs thing. Maybe even some tips I've learned.
Miss-Kennedy edit delete reply
Wonder what the question is...
Skweeee edit delete reply
You'll see soon!!
Twistedfro edit delete reply
yes...Dad...I am curious...'cause if that lady was Mom...who was the guy that caught her eye ;-)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Ohhh! I have a lot of exposition coming in the story!!!!!
shinka edit delete reply
i like how you've placed the legs in the first panel and the expressions in the last two... the exchange between them is well done.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thank you Shinka. I'm pleasantly surprised at the positive remarks for that first panel.
Fig edit delete reply
everyone has said it already, but still: that first panel. you added the PERFECT amount of dynamism to make such a mundane thing as watching dishes fun to look at, and that sir takes genuine talent, which you have proven you have time and time again. i tip my hat to you, sir.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Hey, thanks Fig!

Yeah, what I try to do is remember that this is a visual medium, and that if a moment in the story is mundane, it's my job to make that moment beautiful to look at anyways.
iggycrypt edit delete reply
Great work on the faces!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Thank you. I do believe I have a ways to go though.