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Recording the creative process
I almost didn't run this gag. This gag is a variation on a gag I drew years ago1. I've always planned to reuse the original variation for AKOTAS when the time came. This variation came to me last week when I finally resolved my issues with Tristram's tale's chronology and saw where that left me.
But I realized in short order that I can't run both here. Come on, it's the same gag. So I had to decide whether I'd run this variation now, or wait and redraw the older variation sometime later2. I was really leaning toward saving the older variation for later. I think it has a great subtlety.
I finally used this variation today because I purely didn't have another joke ready to go. It wasn't Aaron Sorkin writing about burnout here. But tomorrow starts a string of gags long-scripted in preparation of Arthur's eighteenth birthday.
1 During the scannerless period which prompted fanfiction triangle
caricatures, but just before that. Exhibit A: It could be worse!
|Webcomics I read mornings: Kevin & Kell, For Better Or For Worse, Shortpacked, Scary Go Round, Tux & Bunny, Sluggy Freelance, Irregular Comic, 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: AppleGeeks, Achewood, Kismetropolis, WIGU, Striptease, Digger|
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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.