it occurs to me that I don't necessarily need to go through every little bit of what happens in
the strip. Especially when I'm only making one a week. Not that I have anywhere I particularly need
to be in the strip.
So, if I had one bane to m existence as a cartoonist it'd have to be the thought bubble. Like nearly everything that I do, I insist on drawing it before hand with the rest of the strip, rather than just photoshoping something in afterwards. Which of course is a terrible, terrible standard to maintain when you first drw the whole thing, and then type in the words after scanning. Trying to match up the size of the text and the size of the bubble is nearly impossible. I suppose I could scan, write in thoughts only, then draw appropriate bubbles accourding to their apperent size, but there's a lot of work involved in that, and besides which I'm not nearly that clever. As is, I tend to draw them, then adjust them to fit a little bit using photoshop, which is sorta fudging around the bit of what I know I don't want to do in the first place, and also tends to be a little bit of a pain, but I'm getting better at it as thoughts reappear. Which isn't very often I must admit. In fact, if I was to cut Jimmy out of the strip, I think they'd disappear entirely, though I'd have to check that.
Hmm, I've gotten it commented that Jimmy is really good at looking worried. All I can say is that is indeed correct, though I have no idea where he has garnered this talent. Other than from experience.
Final thought: It might be odd to imagine being jealous of being a member of the Snodgers, but when you compare it with what he's got already, maybe that's not too unreasonable. this.