Yeah, I’m sure Jack Kerouac started his hitchhiking journey across America in front of his parents’ house … also, this was not deliberate at all, but Zander really looks like Wolverine with that jacket on.
I wanted to link to/mention a couple of little things in addition to last week’s “work really hard on your webcomic, the right people will notice eventually” post. First of all, Colleen Doran, who has been around comics much longer than I have, and has actually made some money from converting her long running print comic to the web, posted a long and thoughtful post on doing webcomics. She has good things to say, and I like her comments on how what works for one kind of webcomic doesn’t always work for another.
Second, on the “work hard” front, here is a lovely video of Kaoru Mori, a very talented, VERY hardworking manga artist drawing an illustration. The amount of detail and care she puts into her work is stunning and inspiring, and makes me want to work even harder on my own drawing. I want sometime in the future to do a list of recommended/influential comics, both North American and otherwise, and her book A Bride’s Story would be on that list (the drawing she’s working on in the video is of the main character in A Bride’s Story). She is very, very good at what she does, and if you enjoy historical, slice of life comics, I recommend it highly.
Thirdly, I drew these remakes a while ago, but I think they’re still fun, and it shows how much you can improve over … oh, ten years or so. The original panels are from my old webcomic Demonology 101 and were drawn in the early 2000s. The redrawn panels were drawn in 2009, when I was visiting my parents and very bored. XD