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This week in recording the creative process
Wednesday's cartoon came from seeing the maps of the fires on the news and just noticing, "Say, that's about where Guenevere's from."
Thursday's cartoon was originally drafted with only the first two panels. The script went very like the first two panels' dialog remains, but Lancelot's punchline was to the effect, "We seem to spend so much of our time just standing around saying funny things." After an hour or three I decided I didn't like that gag. I'd already broken the fourth wall this week on Tuesday (and, though I didn't recall right away, last Sunday), plus it was a pretty lame gag. So I rewrote the dialog and drew the third panel.
Yesterday's cartoon I almost decided to do in triangles, even though I'd already drawn the linework rushes, on several counts. First, as you know, sometimes I just like to draw in triangles. I was particularly intigued by the opportunity to draw the top of a triangle's head straight on in the second panel. Then, the first time I tried to scan the linework, my scanner failed me (I've changed jobs since I last newsposted about scanning - I no longer have an option besides the home scanner with the history of crankiness). But I remembered that the scanner will usually reset if I unplug it, when it doesn't reset from merely being powered down and up again; and, since Guenevere's parents haven't appeared as triangles before, I didn't think the last panel would be communicative that way.
|Webcomics I read mornings: Kevin & Kell, For Better Or For Worse, Tux & Bunny, Sluggy Freelance, Irregular Comic, Peanuts||Webcomics I read M-W-F mornings: El Goonish Shive, Theater Hopper, General Protection Fault, Nukees, Newshounds, Girl Genius, Pibgorn, Ctrl+Alt+Del||Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa mornings: AppleGeeks, Achewood, Kismetropolis, Malfunction Junction, Striptease, Punch an' Pie, Digger|
|Webcomics I read middays: Calvin & Hobbes, Least I Could Do, User Friendly, LuAnn, Pearls Before Swine, American Elf, Devil's Panties, Narbonic, Schlock Mercenary|
|Webcomics I read evenings: Scary Go Round, Questionable Content, Starslip Crisis, Anywhere But Here, Count Your Sheep, Goats, Dinosaur Comics, Girls With Slingshots, Shortpacked, Wapsi Square, Midnight Macabre, Help Desk, Real Life||Webcomics I read M-W-F evenings: Two Lumps, Zortic, Order of the Stick, College Roommates from Hell!!!, Chainmail Bikini, Home on the Strange, Penny Arcade||Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa evenings: The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, Get Out of My Head, Dandy & Company, Darths & Droids, Megatokyo, Buck Godot Zap Gun For Hire|
|Webcomics I read bedtimes: B.C., Something Positive, Station V3, Sinfest, Little Dee, Sheldon, PvP|
|Webcomics I read Sundays: xkcd, Minus, Smithson, Something Happens, Three Panel Soul, Butternut Squash, I Draw Comics, Perry Bible Fellowship, Breakfast of the Gods, The Non-Adventures of Wonderella, Ctrl+Alt+Del||Webcomics I hope will start updating again: Boxjam's Doodle, The Angriest Rice Cooker In The World, Casey & Andy, 13 Seconds, Crap I Drew On My Lunch Break, Li'l Mell, The Magnificent Adventures of Hieronymus Bosch, esquire, The Green Avenger, No Room for Magic, Reasoned Cognition, The Whovian Observer, Gossamer Commons||See also The Daily Grind Iron Man Challenge, Talk About Comics, The Living Comic, Online Comics Day, The Belfry Comics Index, The Webcomic List, Mister Bloo, Nth Degree, 100% Originality Theatre, Brian Roney's Webcomic Reviews, Girls Read Comics (And They're Pissed), Fleen, Mr. Myth, Comixtalk 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.
Early British Kingdoms - Arthurian Bios
. 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.