This weeks “IF” word was “Swell”, and here is what I turned out(in order to see the comic correctly you will want to click on it to view in its correct size):
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I decided to do something a little different this week. This was actually the second idea that I came up with, the first was to do a acrylic or digital painting of the Swell Bubble Gum factory. The Swell Bubble Gum factory was just recently torn down, but had been a huge part of my childhood. I thought this worked a lot better for Illustration Friday however. I still think I might go back to that idea at some point though.
I was originally going to make this comic full color, but after I finished up the line work I looked over at my shelf of comics and my eye went straight to my collection of Daniel Clowes books. Right away I knew that I wanted to do a limited color pallet in the style of some of his work.
In other news I was featured on two websites this past week. The first is here at Wolves by strangers. Wolves by strangers is an awesome website that is exactly what it sounds like, strangers drawing wolves and submitting them. I’m pretty sure that mine is the first Party Wolf that they have seen.
The second site that I was featured on this past week was Rejectedbycovered.blogspot.com, you can check it out here. I was a little bummed out because one of my submissions to Covered had been rejected. Thanks to Rejectedbycovered.blogspot.com however, my cover still gets to hit the internet! I don’t mind being rejected all that bad however, because another cover of mine wasn’t and will be featured two Fridays from now.