I drew this comic on an airplane to New York, after having slept 3 hours the night before. I colored it in an apartment/hotel in Manhattan. After finishing it around 4:30am, I realized that due to extreme sleep deprivation (going on 48 hours awake right about now) that I had forgotten to actually write… anything.
I started with a basic idea, then got zombified tunnel vision and just started drawing. I focused on the art and nothing else. At no point did I say, “Will this make sense when I’m done?” The answer was, “No. No it will not make sense. You are very VERY tired and should go to sleep immediately.” Luckily I was able to ALMOST get it back to my original idea by redrawing a small bit and by using the text in the last panel. Almost.
I’ve been working from home for the last 5-6 years. A while back I started to make a distinction between “getting dressed” and “putting on some clothes.” More often than not, I opt for the latter. If I know I’m not going to be leaving the house or encountering anyone besides my wife and daughter, I just can’t justify “full dress.” I mean, you wouldn’t wear a tuxedo to mow your lawn, right? You wouldn’t wear a gorilla suit to a wake, would you? A wake for a respected harbor porpoise? Obviously not. Also obviously my point is as irrefutable as my sleep deprived state of mind is questionable.
COMMENTERS: Given its short and shaky history, please replace the dialog in the last panel with your own, and let’s see who can come up with a better, weirder or more non sequitur ending.
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UPDATE ON THE FANCY DIGITAL SKETCH DRIVE: If you are still waiting on your Fancy Digital Sketch, I am SUPER BACKLOGGED on these. I am very sorry it’s taking so long. Doing 50+ original pieces of finished art always sounds easy, until you agree to do it and take money for it. I am working through them, but if you need yours urgently, feel free to let me know via email.
“Would you draw me? I’d draw me. I’d draw me hard. I’d draw me so hard.”I puts the dirty shirt in the hamper. It puts the dirty shirt in the hamper or it gets the hose again.Hi Joel!
Slightly off topic:
I understand (from your internet updates) that you are a very busy man traveling and making art and generally living your life, but it has been two days (!) since the third episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. and (as a diehard follower) I need to know what your thoughts are at this point in the series. Please respond as soon as you are conscious enough to do so. (Or before, whatever works for you.)
And keep doing all that artist stuff too! As someone who works in the “not a real job” industry of theater (or so my parents continually remind me), I appreciate and admire your success!I have a bunch of opinions and I’ve put most of them in the post for the SHIELD Lofi comic I did recently. We’re also talking about it a lot on the Facebook group. People seem to generally enjoy it but right now I don’t care if I ever see another episode. It’s not for me. At least not yet.Yeah, that’s about where I am with it as well.
I just recently discovered and watched both seasons of Dollhouse, and I loved Firefly and Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog. So being a pretty firm Whedonite, I wanted that, and whatever S.H.I.E.L.D. is, it is not that.
I agreed with everything you said about Grant’s character. It doesn’t help that his and Skye’s bonding arc felt forced and unnatural as well (to me).
I watch most of the shows I watch because of compelling characters, and the focus of S.H.I.E.L.D. so far is not on the characters I care most about.
Thanks! Here’s hoping S.H.I.E.L.D. gets better, but I’m not too optimistic.“What kind of hipster bullshit company sells pre-stained wife beaters?”Singing Styx in the shower is imperative!Or Queen. Shower acoustics is the only time it’s possible to reach Freddy Mercury notes without sounding COMPLETELY horrid.
S.Vescott · 88 weeks ago“Wait…am I waking up…or going to bed…?”
DuckAmuck · 88 weeks agoI do have “going to work” clothes. Which are an awful lot like my “going to a wedding” or “going to a funeral” clothes. My “what I want to wear” clothes – the only difference between staying home and going out is “do I need a bra?”
So my own caption for the last panel:
“Do I need a bra today?”I have what is, by web-comic artist standards, what is probably a fairly normal job. I can still relate to this so well. I’m a college professor. That means two or three days each week I work in snappy dress clothes. I don’t have to wear a tie, but I have to wear clothes that would look right with a tie if I added one. The rest of the time I’m doing research on my computer at home and boxer shorts is about as far as I get.“I think I already wore this yestermonth.”