So right away I should apologize as I’m sure many of you reflexively made a face or covered your mouth with your hand when you got to the bottom row of panels. I actually had meant to warn everyone in the comment on the last page that this one shows the worst possible injury. I mean, everyone can see a movie or game where someone gets their skin ripped off by a demon or gets chopped completely in half by a sword and not flinch sympathetically since that sensation is so completely out of our realm of experience, but we’ve all accidentally banged a fork against our tooth or stabbed ourselves in the gums with a dorito.
I had intended this to be another double page, but the previous double page took more work than I had anticipated so I had to break it up. I suppose it’s conceivable I could do two double pages in a week, but if I could manage that consistently I might as well update Monday through Thursday. That’s not likely though since I like each page to be more of a complete thought, and the double pages are really just single pages with bigger panels. This one works okay by itself but it’s low on content compared to most pages. I prefer putting enough on each page that there’s lots to talk about, but this one without the second half is really just continuing to establish that in a fight, the best fighter will probably do alright. It does beg the question that after Math clobbered a big brick (almost literally) why do these guys think they’re going to do much better? Ego certainly has a lot to do with that and why a lot of these guys are attacking the team in the first place, so figure it’s mostly that. Actually ego/pride and alcohol are the primary drivers of poor decision making in my opinion. And jealousy I suppose, but that really just boils back down to ego.
I’ll try streaming again today, mostly inking a page involving shinai girl. I link it here when it gets started and post on twitter and facebook. Update: Stream’s started! Spoilers obviously. http://www.justin.tv/davebarrack Update update: Stream’s over!
Fred Perry is doing another kickstarter to fund a reprinting of the Gold Brick number 2. It’s already funded, but it’s a great price for 450 pages of color comic. Now if only I could draw as fast as Fred, who can apparently pencil, ink and color three pages on a good day.
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