Just a heads up, I am switching to overnight shifts at work starting middle of next week. I don’t forsee any alterations to the comic’s schedule, but wanted to say something just in case a transitionary hiccup occurs.
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And back to the subject at hand.
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Guys, I like you too much to make up stories. The backgrounds are a bit phoned-in because I’ve made some iffy time-management decisions today. I’m tired and going to bed, but will punch-up the backgrounds and add the usual shading this evening.
“That panda looks like an ocelot.” “Oh my bad. It IS an ocelot.”
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While we’re here, I want to talk about Chanelle for a moment.
As the snowball fight portion of the arc drew to a conclusion, a few astute readers questioned something of me: where did Chanelle disappear to?
I mentioned in Director Commentary earlier that I was doing a mid-stream shift to downplay Chanelle’s involvement in favor of Ricky (a more long-standing character who was becoming overshadowed by tertiary cast in terms of screentime). An unintended consequence of this is that Chanelle sort of… disappeared. She’s not visible with either the punished “Mean Kids” or the unpunished “Orphanage Kids”.
Looking back on the strips in question I feel like Chanelle’s lack of visibiity is less of a “mystery” and more of a gaping plot hole. So when I get a chance, I’m going to go back and add her in to a few key crowd scenes to make her resolution to the event more visible. But until I get around to that, I’d like to offer those wondering about Chanelle’s fate my official stance on her outcome: As Heather and Keisha’s friend, she changed sides with them when they turned on the others and ultimately avoided trouble by going along with the crowd when they set-up the “Mean Kids” with all the faked crying.
Happy Belated Friday! I’ve already got Monday’s comic underway, shouldn’t be a delay.
The issue of GPS tags for child safety is something I am going to invoke “character opinions are not necessarily those of the author” for. I feel attaching your kid to a GPS beacon is a personal decision that should be made one on one, but if my google-fu on the issue holds water, GPS implants are more of a sci-fi thing than reality. In real life you would also have to implant a battery into your child for the chip to work. GPS-tagged bracelets are a more realistic approach.
Robert is the current reigning champion of incomprehensible accents.
-EDIT- Gang I’m sorry, but I’ve screwed up and the Friday comic this week will be on Saturday. I am out of town until Friday evening. I have it inked and ready to color, but an hour down the highway I realized I forgot to transfer the files to my laptop so I could finish coloring them. So, Check in Saturday for the third comic this week.
Storyline strips RESUME! Yay!
(I feel a little bad that this Selkie-less strip is the one to air after missing two updates, but it would have been next anyway. I know a lot of you are worried about Selkie though, and we will jump back to her soon.)
The wedding was fantastic! I am now the proud brother-in-law to a great guy who married my amazing sister. Love you both so much!
As for the Mystery Update, I present to you… a coloring page! This is line art for another watercolor illustration, but I thought for the Mystery Monday update the uncolored lineart would make a fun coloring book-style “activity page”.
The drawing is available here at 300dpi, high resolution and ready-to-print. You may print it off and have clean sharp lines for coloring with. I hope you enjoy the rainy day activity page. Have fun, and don’t forget, regular storyline strips resume on Wednesday.
And thank you again Merry Lurker for giving me Friday’s guest strip so I could participate in all the running-around of the wedding preparations. We had to convert an outdoor wedding to an indoor wedding pretty darn fast!