Just as promised, here’s the best versions of Ellie from the past year. These’ll come in handy when I want to draw her a certain way – I can check and see if I already did. Plus it makes for some good inspiration!
One quick note: The Strang Institute Mission Control will be closing down for the rest of the year after this Thursday. Sorry to spring that on everyone, but there’s some big projects that need tending to and they’re going to require all of our resources to tackle. But check back during the break as I’ll still be posting to the blog. So no frowning! We still have one more comic this week and it’s a special one. For many reasons!
I have a lot of fun drawing Jeff every week, but sometimes he doesn’t come out exactly like I want him to.
He’s got some weird anatomy. Sometimes he’s like an octopus. Sometimes he’s like a seal. Sometimes he’s four-legged and sometimes he has hands that appear in the middle of his chest for no reason. Sometimes he’s about two heads tall (his ideal height, where I’m concerned), but I’ve seen him stretch a little taller and then he looks a little strange to me.
So I picked out what I thought were the best versions of him from throughout the year and made a page I can look at while I’m drawing him. And apparently a lot of those best drawings of Jeff are when he’s eating sandwiches.
I’ll do one of these for Ellie and Muffin too, and maybe for some of the other characters too. I’ll share them when I do!
Click the pic below to bigafy . . .
I’ve got a few comic friends of mine who are making some new things for you to enjoy. First, Bruce Gerlach along with Kevin Minor have debuted their comic on the web, Stoopid Stuf! It’s a one paneler in the Far Side tradition.
Next, good friend Tom Dell’Aringa, who just finished up the five year space saga Marooned, introduces a new short story during future wartime called The Messenger! Tom’s a great storyteller and this one’s a little treat to keep us happy until his next big project is revealed. Check it out. And find more of his comics at his new hub, Pixelmech.com!
It’s a busy week coming up, so the next Ellie comic won’t arrive until Thursday. But here’s a little treat: Good friend of Mission Control, Jay Fosgitt, drew a little steam-punk Ellie in my sketchbook. And since it’s my sketchbook I decided to color it and share it with all of you! See you on Halloween for a brand new comic!