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!