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Twitch, Twitch - Conclusion

15th Oct 2012, 3:09 PM in Twitch, Twitch
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Twitch, Twitch - Conclusion
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KentuckyFriedPopcorn 15th Oct 2012, 3:09 PM edit delete
Finally updated! Here it is, the all-color conclusion of the "Twitch, Twitch" storyline. Sorry it took so freaking long, but my real job has kept me extraordinarily busy for the past month. Also, I went nuts and decided to do another full-color strip with painted backgrounds.

For the technically curious, all the coloring in this strip was done on my iPad in Sketchbook Pro. The panels were first traditionally pencil-sketched and inked, then scanned into PNG files and colored on the iPad. Makes for a very relaxing, "lying on the couch" coloring experience, without the worry of spilling paint everywhere.

I wasn't happy with the smooth digital background gradients last time, so here I painted all the sky gradients in with fan brushes so they'd look a bit more natural.

Also, designing evil, alternate-universe versions of your strip characters is a lot of fun.
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cattservant 15th Oct 2012, 3:27 PM edit delete reply
Hooray! Another finely twisted update!! Thank you, thank you very much!!!
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 15th Oct 2012, 3:55 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed. (Memo to self - Never, EVER, do another storyline this long) I'm curious to hear what people think of the color and the look this time around. I've been experimenting with it since the first strip, and it's funny to go back and start "Twitch, Twitch" again at the beginning and see how it evolves and mutates as it progresses.
cattservant 15th Oct 2012, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
Practice encourages proficiency!
Draginbeard 15th Oct 2012, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
Well done! You did great work with the coloring =) I dont doubt how pain staking the process is, but it was worth it for a page like this. Especially dig the hair details!
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 15th Oct 2012, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for the kind words! Yeah, the hair was fun to do, too. One of my rare uses of custom brushes, just to make the "fringe". I'm pretty much in love with iPad coloring in a way I never found using the Wacom tablet on the computer. I guess I'm just one of those people who has to have a pen touching what I'm working on for it to feel right.
Kristofilus 15th Oct 2012, 8:33 PM edit delete reply
Your style continues to amaze, your work by leaps and bounds with every update! And it's always a fun read.
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 15th Oct 2012, 9:26 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! "Fun read", that's the goal above all else. I've really got to squish down the format, though. These big pages are good for experimenting and learning stuff, but they're hell for speedy, regular updates.
Kristofilus 15th Oct 2012, 10:27 PM edit delete reply
I am the last person to complain about speedy and regular updates. Sometimes life gets in the way. Prolly be a whole different story if we got paid to do this!
Draginbeard 16th Oct 2012, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
Very true, doing my own comic as a full time gig...that would be living a dream!

I have a couple of custom brushes l love, mostly clouds, and night sky (stars and planets).
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 16th Oct 2012, 1:15 PM edit delete reply
I need to get more acclimated to using custom brushes, clearly. I don't suppose you have any favorite tutorials you could point me to?
(And speaking as someone who already has turned their funtime hobby into a 15 year career, it IS worth it, if you can get past the nervous breakdown stage of giving up income security at the beginning)
Blurlok 16th Oct 2012, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
I grinned all the way through and laughed out loud at least 3 times. Speed Buggy! Forgot about that one. Great lines and references - journal entries, Star Wars ref., disco ducks, evil George's t-shirt and mohawk, and of course an evil Christopher sporting feathered wings. Excellent coloring/backgrounds too. Love it.
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 16th Oct 2012, 1:23 PM edit delete reply
Glad you enjoyed it! OK, now I know at least two people recognized Speed Buggy - You're probably the only two on the internet. :D I have fun thinking up what PAL will show on his screen. He's pretty much a cipher, so that's his only way of showing what he's "thinking", so to speak.

I think every cartoonist should at some point design evil versions of their characters. It was a blast. And I love Evil George. It was obvious going in that the opposite of crewcut, 50's loving, rolypoly George would be an angry punk rocker. Evil Christopher is sort of a terrifying fusion of Elton John, Farrah, and Marvel's Mad Thinker. We'll probably see them again someday.

Thanks for the kind words!
dpallee 16th Oct 2012, 7:14 PM edit delete reply
Great work, thoroughly enjoyed it.
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 16th Oct 2012, 7:49 PM edit delete reply
Thanks very much! I'm already at work on the epilog, which is, thankfully, just going to be everyone sitting around watching TV.
gary cramer 28th Oct 2012, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
gary cramer
Great ending KFP, I always enjoy the alternate universes where you can play with the characters.
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 17th Nov 2012, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
Thanks much! Yeah, the Evil Universe was fun. It would be nice to return to it someday, if I opt to keep the comic going.
hankinstein 17th Nov 2012, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
Love it! Your pages are just getting better and better!
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 17th Nov 2012, 4:15 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! Although, if I continue this, they're going to go back to being a LOT simpler, because this just took way too long to do, in and around my work schedule. I really need to find a good balance - Maybe stick with B&W 3-4 panel strips - so I can manage to update more than once a month.
danindayton 11th Mar 2015, 5:27 PM edit delete reply
Wow, just Wow. I love everything you have done.
Thanks for the hard work and a labor of love.
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 18th Mar 2015, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for the kind words! This strip never really seemed to catch on that much, but I enjoyed doing it, and it's nice to hear that it found its niche audience with a few people at least.