I neglected to post the Matriculated strip last week so here are images and links to the two most recent updates, parts 2 and 3 of the latest story line in which I’ll apparently be drawing a never ending parade of black eyes. Something that wouldn’t be so terrible if I didn’t draw black eye’s that look like California Raisins. Highlighted just for you folks here in that second image.
Strip 401 is pretty straight forward. There’s a lot of staging work at play and a lot of panels that needed to feature multiple characters at play, which can be frustrating (totally manageable here) but I didn’t try anything special artistically. Tried to think more about which characters were facing what directions at what time and what that was significant of. You know how it goes.
I had more fun with strip 402 which included a creepy silhouetted Jeremy, some experimentation with how to represent a flashback (strip down the background. Simple simple simple!) and this panel bellow. The script called for it to be just a shot of Jeanette complaining about black eyes. I wanted to keep the focus on her but still highlight the object of her frustration. In my mind this would be a close up on her face where you pull out to reveal Jeremy’s gnarly eye bag. With disposable time Id like to think I would have fully rendered the black eye in a painted version. Ren and Stimpy, ultra gross close-up style. That woulda been the sweetness.