now, i might be reaching here but do you know that one person that maybe you shouldn’t have told something to? and as soon as you told that person you kinda regretted it? cause they’ll either embellish the heck out of the story or tell the whole world about it. but, they’re the ones that makes life kinda interesting. they’re the ones with all the crazy stories. of course, there might come a day when you have to cut that person out of your life because of the liability. until then, enjoy your friend and just be careful what you say.
for this strip, i wasn’t sure if it was better to do a separate panel for the merchandise booth gag or like what i did above, which is just a single panel but around the corner of a storefront. after some cartooning advice by Chibar, who runs the Life Items webcomic, i went with the latter. any thoughts?
first, we must admit to ourselves that being in the spotlight, center of attention, is pretty sweet sometimes. some people crave it all the time while others get it only once in a long time. second, we must admit that people who seek the attention all the time can get tiresome. so, with most things in life, what’s the balance? might i suggest the tactic of the wingman into everyday life! what this means is that your friends should speak highly of you and vice-versa, thus eliminating the awkward seeking-attention reputation! and as a bonus, your friends will love you so much more!
feel the anger in the second panel! with the anger comes a tighter fist, thus a more detailed hand showing the fingers. and the third panel with finn leaning on the table primarily with one arm. a simple everyday pose and i’m happy i was able to capture it naturally. and i decided to go sparse on the background cause, well, i don’t think it would’ve added much.
i’m a strong believer in sharing with your close friends and family your relationship woes. there’s just so much we could learn from each other and not have to go through ourselves if we really listen. we’ve got to be honest about it though, admitting our mistakes along the way. if we don’t, we’re just spreading tall tales and people will be learning the wrong lessons. and of course, there’s the sensitive balance of not just spilling dirty laundry!
very happy with the art this week (and next week’s for that matter!). i really enjoyed the different perspectives and the movement of finn around the computer. i think it felt natural without being too much of a distraction.