Wednesday, March 17, 2010

How Connie really spent most of her time in Montreal...

We were only shown two, maybe three days worth of Connie's little trip to Montreal. This is what ate up the first four to five days of Connie's trip.

Yep, I'm sure the cops had a lot of questions for Connie afterward. At least they were nice enough to offer her some free accommodations for a few days. Unfortunately, the evidence of Connie's reckless driving was mostly destroyed in the inferno, and Connie had to be released on an unsuspecting Phil. I have a feeling though, that Connie decided to redirect her fantasies elsewhere after the policeman who saved her let her know that he wasn't interested.

Ugh, seriously, WHY did Lynn spend so much time on this particularly horrible story arc? It was outdated and cringe-inducing, as well as not being about the Pattersons! If it was me, I would have cut out what wasn't important, since I would have known what would have happened with Connie in the future, or the past? Urgh, or I would have just reprinted the arc as is to get it out of the way as quickly as possible.

On a more personal note, I really need to learn how to shade properly...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

You'll never win, John

The real story behind how that pearl pendant that Ted had John buy for Elly as a Christmas gift vanished for twenty-five years. The surprising thing is that it actually showed up a strip that gave John break after break! If I had been John in that strip (5/08/05), I would have been looking about in terror, waiting for the axe to drop any moment. I'm also betting that April found the pendant in the crawlspace too.

Methinks you better jump higher than that, John.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Too Much Junk in the Trunk

A continuation of the silly 'We're too fat when we're not thin, and outrageous exercise outfit prices' arc.

I wonder what Elly will do with the extra money...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Crying Game

Ooh, check it out, a vertical format this time! :D

This is a continuation of sorts of both Connie's and Michael's obsessions with their crushes. Both of which was so completely out of character that only something like this could have been the result!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What Mike is up to when Elly isn't paying attention...

*sneaks in*

*looks around an empty room as tumbleweeds roll by*

Honestly, I cannot believe it's been four months since I last posted here! I have a billion excuses for why I haven't updated before now, but you guys aren't here for that. All I can do is try to post as often as I can. I really do want to get through my list of Fifth Panels to do before they become too old and forgettable. I honestly find it hard to remember any of the new-runs, and I'm sure it's the same for you all too.

Anyway, without further ado...

This is a combination of Elly's obsession with cleaning and negligence of what's really important and Mike's own unnatural obsession with a preschool girl named Deanna. I'm not sure if I like this image or not, I just wanted it up! It's been sitting half-finished in my sketch book for months! Enjoy!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Connie steals Mike's shtick

Gasp! Can it be true? Am I back?? I know I've been gone for a looong time...I've been looking for a new apartment (found a couple) and a new job (no luck), while doing some freelancing art projects for a few people. Then I got horribly sick for a week.

I tried to follow in AprilP-Katje's footsteps and at least do some drawings while I was couch-ridden, but alas, my art mojo had deserted me completely, as well as my knitting skills (Anyone know how to unravel part of a eyelash scarf?)! But it came back...and here is the result! It's older, but I haven't seen very many interesting strips to put me back too far on my list of panels to do.

I'll try my best not to let the blog go for so long again. I'm hoping I'll have a new panel up this Friday, after I put two more freelance projects behind me. They're due tomorrow and Tuesday...wish me luck! Eeeps!

Poor Phil! I'm pretty happy with this panel. I wasn't kidding when my art skills abandoned me when I was sick! You guys should have seen the first three or so mangled attempts I did! The only thing I wish I could fix is the fact that Phil's head is cut off. I just couldn't get him smaller. Oh well.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fred is ded.

Sorry for the long absence! I got swamped with work and a to-do list a mile long. Here is a small panel for today.

I'll let you guys hazard guesses at how Fred died. This panel came about when I was planning a different one where Elly was lecturing Mike on not letting yet another fish die and listing all the fish they've had between Fred and the current Frank. I went online to see what names I could use as an alliterative for 'fish', and realized that there really aren't a lot of names that begin with 'F' in western-speaking countries. So this panel was born instead.

Michael's hair is different than the last time I drew Michael since I'm still experimenting with drawing hair, especially for boys. It's harder to draw short hair than longer hair for me, although I really liked the way Dee's hair turned out in the last TFP.

Getting slightly off topic here, I've been playing with a foe-fic about April and an sequel starring Elizabeth, and was wondering if I should write it, which would be much faster, or take the plunge and draw it all as a comic strip? Or maybe a combination of the two, since I'm a very slow drawer? What do you think?