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Recording the creative process
I debated with myself even as I was preparing to letter this one whether it was going to be one of Arthur's Thing of Shapes to Come or a "Shapes AKOTAS". I finally decided the latter because for Arthur to draw this gag would reflect a sensitivity in him that I'm not sure I want him to be conscious of.
I also considered the possibility of doing yesterday's as a Shapes AKOTAS. I think the reason I didn't is because I couldn't think of shapes for Gawaine and Ivaine. But I'm not sure the art remained consistent through all nine panels. I must remember to nap before drawing on Saturdays.
(I'm not quite sure why I wrote a guide to distinguishing between Thing of Shapes to Come and Shapes AKOTAS under the first Shapes AKOTAS, when the Shapes AKOTAS template strip had that banner on it that appears on the top of them.)
If you think fast enough you may have realized that all the option considering I've described above means that my home scanner is working again. Apparently pulling the power cord out from the back won't reset it but pulling it out of the power source will. You may ask, "Then why do Shapes AKOTAS at all?" Because (as discussed before) I like them. Plus the fanfiction "triangle" cartoons are on their annual summer hiatus. Last year I didn't put the fanfiction site on hiatus for the summer as I'd always done before, because I'd just invented the "sketchbook" format and I didn't think that needed the break. Looking back on my productivity there since then, I've changed my mind. Anyway, since I prepared the avenue for similar work here when I was afraid my scanner capability was limited for an indeterminate time, I shall take advantage of that during the hiatus.
|Webcomics I read mornings: Kevin & Kell, General Protection Fault, For Better Or For Worse, Achewood, Scary Go Round, Shortpacked, Tux & Bunny, Real Life, Peanuts||Webcomics I read M-W-F mornings: El Goonish Shive, Theater Hopper, Nukees, Newshounds, Girl Genius, Todd and Penguin, Pibgorn, Ctrl+Alt+Del||Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa mornings: Crap I Drew On My Lunch Break, AppleGeeks, Orneryboy, Something Happens, Striptease, The Holy Bibble, Digger|
|Webcomics I read middays: Calvin & Hobbes, Least I Could Do, User Friendly, Anywhere But Here, Starslip Crisis, Questionable Content, Biggest Webcomic Loser, Schlock Mercenary, Narbonic|
|Webcomics I read evenings: LuAnn, Count Your Sheep, Goats, Pearls Before Swine, Help Desk, American Elf, Loserz, Dandy & Company, Irregular Comic, Bruno, Boxjam's Doodle, Sluggy Freelance||Webcomics I read M-W-F evenings: Reasoned Cognition, Two Lumps, Zortic, Order of the Stick, Home on the Strange, Penny Arcade||Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa evenings: Casey & Andy, Girls With Slingshots, The Green Avenger, Get Out of My Head, Megatokyo|
|Webcomics I read bedtimes: B.C., Something Positive, The Angriest Rice Cooker In The World, Medium Large, Station V3, Dinosaur Comics, Wapsi Square, Little Dee, PvP|
|Webcomics I read Sundays: Butternut Squash, Checkerboard Nightmare, Smithson, Journey Into History, Tailsteak, No Room for Magic, 13 Seconds, Li'l Mell, The Whovian Observer, Gossamer Commons, Perry Bible Fellowship, Ctrl+Alt+Del||See also The Daily Grind Iron Man Challenge, Talk About Comics, Online Comics Day, The Belfry Comics Index, The Webcomic List, Mister Bloo, Nth Degree, 100% Originality Theatre, Comixpedia, The Living Comic and Websnark.|
Arthuriana sources I use or recommend:
Arthuriana - the Journal of Arthurian Studies; the website of the quarterly journal of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society.
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester.
Camelot In Four Colors: A Survey of the Arthurian Legend in Comics
Mystical-WWW - The Arthurian A2Z knowledge Bank which has encyclopedically-arranged entries on the characters of the Arthurian legends.
Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1 and Volume 2.