by Brian Fies An Eisner Award-nominated work in progress. Updated Tuesday and Friday. Starts HERE.
3rd panel is a wonderful bit of timing. Someone else might have spent five panels of them contemplating, like gunfighters in a spaghetti western, but you've got the momentary "um" without overplaying it.
Awesome Brian! This looks like it will be a fun ride. Got it bookmarked, and ready to follow. *I already came up with a voice for both characters btw. ;)
Thank you, Mike! Adam, if I'm ever in a position to hire voice talent, you're my first call. My best to you both.
isn't there usually a little space between the nose and the moustache? It's making me uncomfortable the way you're drawing the moustaches; touching the noses!
Hmm. A stylistic quirk? I'll keep the moustache thing in mind going forward. It's pretty close to his nose in the Fleischer cartoons, though they didn't really draw him consistently. But I'll try to nudge it down a skosh.
Just curious, are the 5 lines on his head supposed to represent thin hair? And the spot on his right temple and possibly two on his left are.. age spots?The (hair?) lines being so perfect and the spots appearing almost perfectly round, combined with the very angular cheeks made me initially think of him being a robot himself, like his head was made of metal parts. In the flashback, though, he looked perfectly human with hair we could all be envious of. Just confused me for a sec.
By the way, I found it humorous that the capcha says, "Please prove you're not a robot." This is a story I expect robots would love to read. :)
Tim, he's got a few wisps of hair that he keeps carefully plastered in place. The spots are little keratosis age spots....in color they'd be purplish brown. Never occurred to me they'd look metallic! He's all human. It's real nice to hear from you here, by the way. As long as you've passed the "not a robot" test!
Ted is nice! Don't kill Ted!
I dunno . . . he's on The List. Doesn't look good.