OK, look. This is not working. The last two attempts at a comic I did were awful messes in different ways. And trying to think of this as 'Mayomi's month' is actually getting in the way of posting other ideas I'm having that are more myself. I think I should mostly just drop that premise.
I know I said I was taking Saturdays off, but after this week, I feel like I'm behind. On the other hand, I'm still lazy, and I quit on my idea for a big satirical strip before I finished one panel. This is more what I feel up to today.
Well, that's entirely too much text. Here's a transcript:
About now, Raspberry is waking up, after finally getting a full night’s sleep, and regretting handing the comic strip over to me. And because she’s a big ol’ nerd, she’s going to regret not being able to use the comics to talk about politics during a very contentious US Presidential primary season.
Well, it’s a good day to talk politics, anyway. I can do that!
1) Hillary Clinton winning the Iowa caucus was not ‘historic’ nor even new. She won most of the primaries in 2008.
2) Clinton voters then were pretty much either white people, or anti-black racists. Minorities voted for Obama. Why does anyone think black voters love Hillary?
3) When Ta-Nehisi Coates criticized Sanders for not supporting reparations, Coates was not endorsing Hillary. He scolded Sanders for being too similar to Hillary, because neither support Coates’s call for reparations. Coates had hoped Sanders would listen to his ideas, and then his ego was wounded when Sanders didn’t return his calls. So Coates wrote a ‘White people suck’ article naming Sanders. But it’s not pro-Hillary.
4) Hillary took donations from private prison companies as late as last September. She stopped, finally, because folks noticed.
Media companies dominated by white conservatives keep saying that black Americans are reliable Clinton supporters? No, Bill & Hillary are just ‘the devil we know.’ They’re still white, ‘tough on crime,’ mostly conservative Democrats.
The real story about black voters is this: We know the Clintons are shit, because they’ve been shit to us.
I think if Bernie Sanders were a Christian, he’d be running way ahead of Hillary already.
Same disclaimer as with Elaine's conspiracy theories: Opinions expressed by the characters do not necessarily correspond to those of the author, let alone to reality. That said, I did enough research on this one I think it's pretty close to reality.
New month, and in the interest of getting the strip back on track, I’m letting Mayomi be the voice of the strip for a while. She’ll do things a little differently, I think.
And, oops, it’s already the 2nd. Off to an auspicious start! e_e
This is about as close as I have ever come to actually using word balloons in my comics. >_<
The way Pascal’s hair rather floats not quite attached to his scalp has been bothering me. Today I realised that it’s not a fitting problem, that it is actually sculpted that way in the hair figure, and it may not be worth it to me to try to fix.
I didn’t say anything about it until now, but I skipped posting a daily render Saturday. I think I’m going to take Saturdays (and maybe Sundays) off from having to post something, at least for a while.
If I’m to start making comics again, I have to change my pattern.
It doesn’t take that much to post something simple like a quick head shot, but maybe just having the day off will help.
(Oh, no, look what time it is! OK, don’t even bother trying to write a strip, just do a single shot and get it posted right now!
(If I shoot from the waist up, no one can tell I have on neither gloves nor boots. Still, do something different with the arms.
(And suddenly my CPU is being hijacked–
(–Windows! What do you need to run TrustedInstaller.exe for right now‽ What could you possibly be installing? Fine! You want me to install something? How about I drop what I’m trying to do and install Linux‽
(Oh, good, you finally stopped. Well, maybe I should just disable TrustedInstaller….
(That ground is too dark & too green, reshoot. While I’m at it, may as well change the lights.)
Well, this is technically a render.
I have been in a rut for a few days. I spent six consecutive daily renders on one scenario & the last four of those on basically one moment of that scenario, and I still had to fix errors caught after I’d uploaded the last piece. I got sick of it. I’ve had a sequential strip of that scene half done for a few days, but have not finished it. It might pop up over the next month.
Anyway, even if the last week was me taking a break from doing much creative, or even clothed; I finally took a break from all that sexy stuff, and with it, the biological, the realistic, and the photoshoppery.
Actually, I have already at least mostly designed a new character today, based on a idea I’ve had for days (& kept putting off to work on Mayomi & Pascal’s little scene). But this is me just doing something completely different.
( cut for full size from deviantArt )