Notes & Commentary
November 3, 2011, Thursday
Ah-ha! The culprit! Wait...
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Return of Doctor Newbury! It's been a long time since we've seen him. Page 80 way back in chapter eight? Too bad I don't draw him more, he's my favorite character from this whole Tradeship Seafaring arc. He's also the only one I don't feel guilty about when drawing the comic purely in pencil. The only color you're missing out on is his skin! Heheh.
While Shanku's position would normally be a rather threatening position, she's still a cub and mostly in for dramatic effect. Quite possibly she was modeled after the "How Dar U" snowy owl. Possibly.
Kids sit in strange positions. Especially limber ones.
The original dialogue in that seventh panel was "Dawson and I are going out tonight." While adding speech to the page I realized "ashore" sounded so much better and a lot less creepy. Making the disjointed Speech Bubble Snowman was fun too.
A belated Happy Halloween and Samhain! And a sombre All Saints Day to those of you who celebrate it. Hope you all were safe last night. (And a Happy Beltane to those south of the Big Border!)
My night was spent dressed up as a kitty and visiting family. Normally I go Trick-or-Treating with a friend, but she has either finals or midterms this year. I'm not much for the candy since my body doesn't react properly to it.