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Recording the creative process
I was going to run this gag two days ago. Then I couldn't settle on what to use for the gag-within-the-gag, plus I remembered that I'd been meaning to write a space Merlin gag for a few days, and I scripted the one I did run two days ago. But I wanted to get Merlin and Nimue out of Ernie & Bert's clothes and into something new, and I decided on Doc Brown and Marty's clothes. But I couldn't draw that during the day because I couldn't search images at work for reference photos. Then by the time I got home I was too beat to linedraw, and the gag got done in triangles, as regular AKOTAS gags sometimes are.
Then I was going to run this gag yesterday, but I thought it'd be bad pacing to do one of Arthur's triangle cartoons right after a triangle AKOTAS. But then, since the whole point of this gag is that the gag-within-the-gag is from Arthur's life, I figured, use the gag-within-the-gag. (Then I was too beat to muck around with the scanner so I linedrew it with the mouse.)
Then I cribbed the final panel of today's from a previous cartoon and didn't have to use the scanner for today's either.
Now I've just remembered that Arthur and Guenevere are going to the royal wedding, so that's what tomorrow's gag must be about.
|Webcomics I read mornings: Kevin & Kell, For Better Or For Worse, Tux & Bunny, Sluggy Freelance, Irregular Comic||Webcomics I read M-W-F mornings: General Protection Fault, Nukees, Newshounds, Spacetrawler, Girl Genius, Ctrl+Alt+Del||Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa mornings: Striptease, Punch an' Pie, Blue Milk Special, The Gutters|
|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 weekday evenings: Questionable Content, El Goonish Shive, Count Your Sheep, Dinosaur Comics, Scenes from a Multiverse, Medium Large, Girls With Slingshots, Shortpacked, Wapsi Square, Help Desk, LitBrick, Real Life, PvP||Webcomics I read M-W-F evenings: xkcd, Two Lumps, Order of the Stick, College Roommates from Hell!!!, Bruno, Sheldon, Little Dee, Penny Arcade||Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa evenings: The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, Get Out of My Head, Starslip Crisis, Darths & Droids, Megatokyo, Bruno, Sheldon, Little Dee, MythAdventures|
|Webcomics I read bedtimes: B.C., Something Positive, Station V3, Sinfest, Skin Horse, Peanuts|
|Webcomics I read Sundays: Three Panel Soul, Zortic, The Non-Adventures of Wonderella, Head Trip||Webcomics I hope will start updating again: Boxjam's Doodle, The Angriest Rice Cooker In The World, My Name is Might Have Been, Dandy & Company, AppleGeeks, No Room for Magic, Li'l Mell, Breakfast of the Gods, Something Happens, Butternut Squash, Sketchies, 13 Seconds, Anywhere But Here, Crap I Drew On My Lunch Break, Kismetropolis, The Magnificent Adventures of Hieronymus Bosch, esquire, The Green Avenger, I Draw Comics, Reasoned Cognition, Perry Bible Fellowship, 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.