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posted 14th Apr 2009, 4:01 PM

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14th Apr 2009, 4:01 PM

Indybot

Just when you thought it was safe…

You may notice a SLIGHT differences between this version of page fourteen, and the one that was initially posted on Wednesday. Though I must say, the paper I’m using right now leaves much to be desired. That texture! Alas! I’ll probably try to find something new once this batch runs out.

This page goes out to everyone who’s ever been rudely interrupted when all they really wanted was a moment to themselves. (People who are reading this while at work, I’m looking at you.)

I’m ashamed of how long it took me to get this final version of fourteen online. On the bright side, I got a chance to hang out with some local (and far more experienced) webcartoonists (and fellow comics fans) on Saturday. We had a grand old time, sketching the afternoon away. It’s always a thrill to hang out with cartoonists, and I hope I get another chance to do so in the near future. Next time we meet, I aim to feel less like a beginner, and more like a fellow tradesman, if that makes any sense.
Speaking of which, I also joined the Milk In The Pantry Secret Santa art exchange on a lark. It should be fun.

Anyway! I guess some kind of new character debuts on this page, or something. Huh. Cannon was partially modeled on a friend of mine from college. To be precise, I had a rough idea of what I wanted the character to look like, but couldn’t quite hammer it out on paper. Enter my school-chum Noah, who just so happened to look very similar to the design I was going for. He was gracious enough to model for me, and the day was saved. Epilogue: I actually ended up widening Cannon’s jawline at the last minute, not because there was anything wrong with it, but simply to add a little variety amongst the character designs. Not that you can tell on this page.

Now I wish I’d drawn him waving his arms in excitement.

It’s also around this point that I started using blue pencil lead. It’s nice for a few reasons, namely because it doesn’t smudge nearly as much as regular graphite lead, and because it forces me to ink the damn thing before I scan it in.

In the name of continuity, I must confess that I fudged things a bit with the spots on Leech’s arm. They technically don’t extent much farther than her elbow, but I thought the joke was funnier this way.

Stay tuned for page fifteen next Wednesday, which is probably one of my favorites in this chapter. But not my MOST favorite. ^ ^

-Indy Out!

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