Finally, poor Larry can get some sleep. He’s had a long day.
Happy Monday! Coming up, someone wakes up and something happens. I can’t get any more specific than that, or else I’d be giving the surprise away.
Yup…it’s in black and white. 🙂
Which some of us actually find more appealing than color, particularly when it allows for more frequent posts.
However, it does raise a discussion point. How many episodes has it been since Stephanie had a cigarette?
Charlie’s shading provides a lot more detail than many people’s colors.
I’ve been thinking about that. She probably had one or two at the grocery store, and one out on the porch. Larry would’ve been very clear about smoking in the house.
And thank you for those kind words about the art. It means a lot to me.
As my life drawing instructor once said. “Color is seductive, in dazzles the mind, and obscures the image.”
As I once said, “If the cartoon works, color is a distraction.” I believed it, and it served me well for over 40 years as an illustrator.
Yep it’s clean and simple.
So the artwork.
Actually, the “it’s in black and white” came from a conversation on FB between Charlie and myself. He gave me the following “spoiler” – “the new comic will be in black and white”.
Hey, the man didn’t lie to me. 🙂
And, I also told you what color everyone’s hair is!
Occasionally I put fun stuff up on the Groovy, Kinda Facebook page, so you might want to “Like” it.
Indeed you did, sir!
Woah! Stephanie drugged the casserole?! Sneaky, sneaky! 😀 All to get her dear Larry and Edison together in bed, like a happy couple? I get the feeling they’ll think twice about asking her to cook, next time. 😛
Okay, that’s probably NOT what happened. Larry just suddenly conked out, right? Thing is, it could be interpreted my way. And I doubt I’ve ever fallen asleep while eating like that.
That’s exactly what I thought while I was drawing it.
“Oh my gosh-it looks like Stephanie put something in the casserole.”
And that, young Jedi, shows the importance of good layout and writing in comics.
Which, unfortunately, this doesn’t have.
Does too! Does too! Stephanie’s beautiful, innocent face trumps layout and writing. Writing? Wait a minute, Charlie. Did you forget dialog? Is there an audio track, with music, maybe?
And you need to discuss this critical inner voice crap with your shrink.
I figured that her surprised expression in panel three would prove her innocence.
Plus, Stephanie would never even think of doing something like that.
That’s a good point. It should have tipped me off. Thing is, it didn’t. I think you need to work a bit on Stephanie’s surprised expression. It’s just not terribly noticeable here. The eyebrows are raised properly. But it might have helped to make the eyes a bit ‘wider’ (i.e., eyelids).
Then again, pages without any dialog can be rather tricky, even with everything done exactly right. At least, it’s not uncommon for such pages on other webcomics to throw me for a loop.
Huh. That didn’t occur to me on the first read-through, but now it’s all I see.
A nice warm, sweet, rich, creamy casserole . . . obviously without bacon.
I like how Larry is holding the oven mitts in the first panel. A story in itself.
Yep. He wasn’t in the kitchen when Stephanie did this.
Stephanie is a ‘hands-on’ cook.
Bad bacon! Bad!
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