Hello again. I’m back to doing comics semi-regularly again. YAY! Thank God. The hiatus is over. I’m going to continue telling myself that so that I don’t feel guilty for the long pause that will undoubtedly happen between another two strips in the near future when I end up preoccupied with something.
I don’t exactly have an explanation for this particular strip or why Lisa suddenly has an angel and a demon on her shoulders like the old Looney Tunes cartoons. I do think the little pair are rather cute though and I think I’m going to bring them back occasionally because I have an idea which they can facilitate… and I think you’ll like it…
Over the last few months as I’ve been writing the rather strange and twisted novel based on this comic, I’ve come to see each of these characters in a rather different light than I had before… and especially from their original designs.
When I first created the characters and they were confined to DeviantART, their personalities were very one-dimensional. They were just 4 Punk kids who hung out together. That was it. Dustin was a drunk, Eric was pretty much a sarcastic jerk, and Lisa was just sassy (and a lot taller). That’s it… and let’s be honest, there is almost nothing original about any of that. You know that webcomic about a sassy girl and her sarcastic friends? It’s called MOST of them. I was made aware of that at ComicCon. As such, I made a point to deepen these people and their world so that they could potentially be memorable people. I wish four panels were better suited to showing subtleties but there’s only one man who can do that and I’m not Bill Watterson so… :/
Lisa’s personality has since become a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Raoul Duke. Eric is now adapted to be a caricature of my friend Cody but with a really pretentious arrogant attitude instead of being a decent person like Cody. Dustin is still Dustin but he’s become more hedonistic and degenerate. I gave them history, families, and a few rather tragic facets like having faced a lot of horrible hurdles in their lives (cancer, drug use, disease, family deaths, etc…)
When the book is done, I’m going to make it available for download on the Kindle and I hope some of you will read it. I think it’ll make the comic strips a little more appealing.
I don’t really know what I’m saying right now. Typing and being distracted isn’t easy.by