Monday, July 19, 2010

Dave the Punk Rock Cat's Big Adventure Page 23

One of the main criticisms I receive when I'm busy being a show off and showing off my comics is often my lack of background. I confess, backgrounds are my weakness. When I DO draw them, I try to do either one of two things. Either I feature the background prominently, as to make it less of a background and more like scenery, or else I'll just draw an abstract pattern, of lines, or shades of gray. This page was different, because I really wanted to give the reader a feel for the kind of record store Dave worked at, and like most things in this story so far, it is modeled off real life. I think that I was successful in portraying Dave's store, although I am always loving to hear feedback from the gallery, even if it is "yo Knave, you suck."

I am anxiously chomping at the bit trying to complete this comic. It is nearly completed, i jsut need a suitable ending, something worthy of Dave the Cat! I will try not to reveal too much, but I WILL reveal one thing, the existence of a new character, ye tto be introduced, to the Para~Somnia library. No sketches exist yet, okay, well one sketch does, but it's hiding in the corner of a no longer valid Pathfinder character sheet, which probably got thrown out, but the point is, I still REMEMBER what he looks like! So sadly I have no image to show you, I'd like to introduce you to the concept of Rap Cat! He is either Dave's antithesis, or else a sillier form of comic relief to compliment Dave's wry wit. He is almost exactly what he sounds like, a cat who raps. I have very skilled rappist MC Cheshire Grin. With a name like that, you'd think he'd have no problem writing a rap about cats, but you might be surprised to know that this will be the first song he's EVER dared to touch on the complicated subject. You should listen to his other tracks on his myspace, even though for the life of me, I can't think of anyone else who uses the myspace anymore... well except for me, and about 40 kajillion other people. I say kajillion, and I am aware that not only is that more people than there are on Earth, but it's also not a real number. I can say thins because I know (for a fact) that roughly 75% of people on myspace are spam bots, OR are people with multiple accounts, and none of them have logged on in more than a year :)

A.P.E. fast approaches! No, I'm not talking about some German scientist's new, better, more efficient ape robot, I'm talking about the Alternative Press Expo! :) I'm not 100% on if I have a table yet. The kind people who run it sent me a seller's permit, so I can only take that as a good sign, but so far no table assignment, and they have not yet asked me for a check, so... it might still be up in the air, who knows? Please continue to keep your fingers crossed for me, don't uncross 'em for nothin'! Nope... not even for THAT. ;-)

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