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Go Go Weekly: May 2nd, 2021

Here we are, another week of updates! As life gets busier, I anticipate I won’t be able to make as many comic strips in a week, but so far the opposite has proved true: the busier I am, the more ideas I have to make into comic strips. My class officially starts back up this week so it may be optimistic to think I can keep up 5-7 strips a week. PLUS! Oh man, I want to make a choose your own adventure book! So bad. So if I start that, you can expect to see some progress shots here!

Seriously, what a stupid program! “We’re gonna NOT do this really good thing for the environment unless you use our loyalty card.” It’s like… You’re still getting money, so maybe you should just do it anyways? People who are loyal to gas stations?? that’s a strange idea to me.

On real Kraft boxes, the serration doesn’t even go through the second layer of cardboard, it’s just superficially scored on the first layer. What’s the point?!

Other than making all those comics, this week I spent a little time making a new “vine brush”. There are some things that I enjoy drawing, and there are some things that are tedious. I’m not big on drawing backgrounds for example- some of my friends LIVE for backgrounds but that is not me. Anyways, when that is the case, I like to make brushes like this vine brush to help lighten the load of how long it takes to draw backgrounds. In the “Royalbot” comic, the background crowd in panel three is a “crowd brush” I made. Instead of drawing and having a line come out of the stylus, you pull the pen across the screen and voila! A crowd (or vines, or cityscape, or or or) appears. I’ve made quite a few of these in Clip Studio. They can be a time saver, but they aren’t for any and every situation.

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Redbull gives you wings

cge006I always liked the redbull commercials where the guy drinks a redbull, sprouts wings, and then flies away.  For a while, they could get away without the ridiculous tag at the end of the commercial, which went something like “Redbull doesn’t ACTUALLY give you wings… it’s an energy boosting blah blah blah”.  It must suck when your company’s tag-line is considered a lie, and you have to disclaimer it.  it’d be like…

McDonalds: “I’m lovin* it!”  *actually, we just LIKE McDonalds.  You wouldn’t marry a hamburger.

Apple:  “Think Different*.”   *as long as you think like us.

Google:  “Don’t be Evil*.”  *evil really is dependent on one’s perspective and position, so, if you have to be evil, change your perspective or position so you can get away with it.

Walmart:  “Save money*.  Live better**.”   *in the short term.  **if our suppliers can’t, you might as well be able too!

I think it’s sad that redbull had to put the tag on the end.  I think that, generally, people know that ads lie to them, and redbull’s straight-out lie was refreshing!  (i guess that was ten years ago… man i feel old).

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

 

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the wisdom of resolutions

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It’s not my fault that McDonalds introduced poutine right when people make resolutions to change their life style!  Do you think the CEO of McDonalds and the CEO of big gyms are constantly trying to out-fox one another?  no?  yeah…. probably not.  but still, McDonalds poutine exists, and even though it isn’t especially tasty, it is ESPECIALLY CONVENIENT!  and really, that’s almost as important.  It’s why Tim Hortons is so popular, after all!
…this is a very canadian blog post, i’m realizing.  Tim Hortons?  Poutine?  And just to set the record straight: i ain’t got nuthin’ against tim hortons.  As a rule, if a drink puts caffeine into me, i don’t really care what it tastes like.