There is no strip this week as I’ve gotten a bit behind and someone came in from out of town but I decided to include the definitive concept sketch for the Wiz. Strips will resume next week.
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The stairs alone took 2 hours so… Not done yet:) Don’t worry. When it’s finished, you’ll see the Great and Egostistical Wizard himself!
[ hint: he’ll be in the bottom panel:) ]
This will be done as soon as I can finish it up but I still have the castle exterior to do and the normal inks, shading, dialogue. Tally-ho!
After three more hours, I am still not done with inks. Believe it or not, this is a buggar to do. Sorry it is coming along slowly. Here is an updated version of my progress, with Red’s hair colored in for further definition.
Firstly, I have noticed some sex comic ads appearing here… I have banned a few but if it keeps up I am removing all Project Wonderful ads from my site.
Secondly, here is the second and last of the strips introducing The Triumvirate. It is unfinished, as the debate continues over how the dialogue sets. I wanted to show you the whole and see if that changes your opinion. Also, been a long work week/Memorial Day business plus prom season at work and it is neither complete nor can I continue without a decision on how the dialogue goes. For the sketch, I put the option 1 dialogue in to show how it flows on the page. It is purposefully broken up to fit in the panels but I try not to interrupt the rhyme flow too much in the process of fitting it all in. The biggest issue I see in Option 1 is not that I won’t be able to come up with dialogue but in that I may use words that complicate the dialogue and hide the meaning, just to get the rhyme across. Like the Ginger Witch in Option 1. She is saying they expected BBW to lose, and that their plan was not revealed. I used the word “expelled” instead, as in to drive out/force away.
So anyway, tell me what you think. Here are the options again, in their entirety:
Option 1 —
Ginger Witch: “As expected, the mongrel’s failed; but our plan is not expelled. His body unbent yet mind frailed, and our foes unrepelled.”
Wicked Witch: “For his sloppy job he’ll find his own death knelled! Bah, Dorothy without a scratch! Her little dog, too, was not felled. We must dispense a revenge to match.”
Evil Stepmother: “Sisters, please, ease up a batch. Granny and Wolf were failures, true. But we’ve a better plan to hatch; one using our hold over Petervulf the Red and Big Boy Blue.”
Option 2 —
Ginger Witch: “Blast the mongrel, more of a near-sighted scoundrel, always gnawing a single bone at a time.”
Wicked Witch: “Dorothy leaves without a scratch. Her little dog, too, no match! It’s an outrage; a crime!”
Evil Stepmother: “Sisters, please. We knew the Wolf would fall to his knees. With our hold on others like Petervulf the Red and Big Boy Blue, our victory will be sublime.”
The strip is a little delayed because of this guy. He takes up most of the one-panel comic. I work tomorrow so expect this finished tomorrow evening, late.
Here’s a break-down of what you can see from the BBW’s arsenal:
2x XL missile batteries
1 flame thrower
1 grenade launcher
1 chest laser (Yeah… kinda like Iron Man)
1 shoulder laser (we’re naming films so yeah, this is the one from Predator but I made it bigger)
1 heat conductive pulse cannon
1 shock cannon (the zappy thing bottom left)
1 cabinet of heat seeking missiles but he can auto guide them to whichever heat source he wants
1 laser eye
1 machine gun
and that’s not counting what you’ve already seen and what else he hasn’t whipped out yet. Hey, for a guy missing half a limb, he’s well-armed!