When you live in british columbia, or i imagine in washington, or pretty much anywhere in or close to the west coast (or the east coast, or any coast), rain happens whenever it feels like it. FOR EXAMPLE: yesterday, (sunday), was a blisteringly hot (25c) day! Then, we had a thunderstorm and a torrential downpour. Then it was back to normal.
Just when you think it’s summer time, it starts raining again. Just when you think the rain will never stop, BOOM, summer time! It’s great.
SO! I was watching penny arcade’s Strip Search! It’s the reality TV show where web cartoonists FIGHT IT OUT for a great prize! I watched it ALL this weekend, and I can hardly wait for the season finale! In any case, it’s so inspiring to watch!
When I was drawing the “slow day” story, I was spending about an hour to an hour and a half on the strip every day, if not two hours. That’s a long time for me… I made some of my favourite strips during that arc. Watching this show, and realizing that most web cartoonists are spending like, 5+ hours per strip made me feel absolutely ridiculous for thinking that an hour and a half was a long time. The “new style” that i’ve been doing for the last 60 strips or so is a sort of stream-lined process that I can draw while on the iPad watching TV with Diana… But watching this show has made me really miss using the ol’ intuous tablet, so today’s offering is my attempt to use the ol’ drawing tablet again, and actually spend some time on it and not just try to make it as fast as possible. FUN!
SO looking forward to the season finale of strip search! GO KATIE GO!