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Twitch, Twitch - Part 9

6th May 2012, 10:04 PM in Twitch, Twitch
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Twitch, Twitch - Part 9
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KentuckyFriedPopcorn 6th May 2012, 10:04 PM edit delete
Setting up for the big climax of this story now. Evil Twitch has dominated the strips so much so far that it was nice just to devote a few panels to the personalities of our regular protagonists. I wanted the first panel to be as neutral as possible so the second panel could immediately splinter into their different characters... Christopher immediately being a know-it-all, George's face showing he's concerned about the situation but at the same time has heard this kind of thing from Christopher before, and Twitch taking the weight of the world on his tiny shoulders.

My real challenge was selling the last panel because it's a much subtler joke than a spoken or a slapstick punchline, and the whole impact depended on making Twitch's expression change both startled enough and funny enough, in reaction to Christopher's speech.
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Kim Allman 6th May 2012, 10:33 PM edit delete reply
Kim Allman

Love the expression on Twitch.And he is hugging a Godzilla plushy! Double score!
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 6th May 2012, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
Twitch is a Godzilla maniac. That toy is one of his regular props - He takes it everywhere. But it's particularly handy for showing emotion, when poor Twitch needs something to hug or cling to.
Clearly we are on the same updating & posting schedule...
Unka John 7th May 2012, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
Unka John
I'd say you successfully met the challenge on that last panel.
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 7th May 2012, 12:50 AM edit delete reply
Thanks very much! It's funny, Twitch can be a difficult character to wring expression out of since he's basically just big eyes, but he's a fun challenge for just that reason.
Johan Karlsson 7th May 2012, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
Johan Karlsson
Always nice to see people who can handle black and white/greyscale! Nice! :)
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 7th May 2012, 5:19 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! It might go color one day, but I wanted to get a lot better at greyscale first - Color is good for grabbing attention, but I'd rather get good at the underlying foundations before fancying it up. And it may just stay greyscale, to fit the old movie theme. Just possibly improving to more detailed shading and painterly effects and such.