COVID Masks: Baby Not Sure If Lips Are Behind Mask or If They Cease to Exist
by Joe Flaco --- March 9, 2021
HOBARKEN (Corgi Press) — Though perhaps you can’t tell from this strip in particular, I’ve definitely been enjoying drawing the environments that these characters inhabit. It’s very funny how I went from thinking “Hmm, I think using a perspective grid is a little too obsessive for me” to drawing one for almost every panel. When I started drawing this strip about a newspaper run by a Corgi, I didn’t expect to be Googling décor to find the design aesthetic that matches the characters. Regardless of how the images succeed or fail, this whole webcomic has been a great experience in artistic exploration!
Speaking of exploration, I guess this strip continues our theme of crafting—maybe? At the very least, it reveals how Kimber would interpret “masks” if left to her own devices! For those unfamiliar, that’s my version of the famous mask from Silence of the Lambs.
I remember going to the store with a homemade mask made by my wife, then girlfriend (this was before the blackmail then, don’t ask). It was made from a handkerchief with two hair ties for ear loops. I must have looked at least half as crazy as Kimber! Adding to that was my neurotic terror that being near anyone would absolutely result in my death from COVID. This, of course, led me to scream what I always scream in public when I’m afraid of dying: “I have unfulfilled potential!” Weird times, right?
See you next week!