The X Days of Xmas, Day 2
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.
The X Days of Xmas, Day 1
“Pre-Party” was my first Christmastime comic. Its only direct tie to the holiday is the conceit that the scene takes place at a Christmas party.
There are several of my comics from 2008 that I’m not happy with, but I’m still pleased with this one. When I started Dewey Defeats Tarzan I had some ideas about what it would be, and many of these that turned out to be wrong. For one thing, I expected it’d be mostly single-panels week to week, with strips thrown in on occasion (probably at about a 70/30 ratio). I’d thought that that balance would represent what I’d enjoy creating as well as the limit of what I’d be able to accomplish.
This strip (“Pre-Party”) surprised me in its lifecycle from nothing to something, and in how much I enjoyed making it. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it was a harbinger of what DDT was becoming.
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