Over the years I’ve done exactly 4 guest comics for friend-of-the-comic cartoonist David Wilborn’s Urban Jungle.
David and I started our webcomics at roughly the same time, and I’ve been super pleased to help him out with a guest comic the few-plus-one times I’ve done it. Especially since he’s a real cartoonist with a real comic, and I am/have neither of those things.
I was comicking — I swear — but then I didn’t like how the comic was turning out, so I ditched it. But by then I had no time to start over on a new one. So no comic. I’ve been stripped of my title of Comic King after all my fruitless comicking.
Turns out there’s no comic today, sorry about that. However, since we’re all still looking at my stale 80s Juicy Fruit reference, I sought out a video of the commercial in question. Here’s a pretty good presentation of it:
From 2009, another Christmas comic that’s only vaguely about Christmas: “After White Elephant“.
It has some touches that I like. I remember that I spent an inordinate amount of time making different levels of excitement in the eye/eyebrow region. It’s only somewhat noticeable in the final product.
If I’d spent 10 or 15 more minutes on it, I probably would have leveled out the coffee cup in panel 1, which is totally not necessary; he’s a grown man, he’s not going to spill coffee on his lap. Besides, the cup’s almost empty. Don’t worry about it.