Thursday, September 29, 2011

Strange Animals


12 comments:

brammofan said...

I loved this one. Will definitely share with my 10 year old daughter (something I can't always say about your comics).

PeaceLoveandSharpies said...

:D

Reminds me of the time I fed a pigeon on the street and it followed me until I ran into a store. >.<

Dave said...

I love reading comics that rhyme,
And your artwork is really sublime.
I wonder what creature'd
Care to be featured
On t-shirts for sale online?

Keep up the great work ^_^

Marty said...

Very cute!!

Davey said...

I tried clicking the image for page two. Seriously, this needs to be just the beginning of your children's book, due out in time for Christmas season. Great stuff.

Grant said...

brammofan: Thank you! It's good that I can draw something for all ages. As a side note, my dad gave me his collection of somewhat inappropriate comics (e.g. B. Kliban, Life in Hell) when I was young. But I think I was in my teens.

Dave: I appreciate the poem. No t-shirt sales, but I do sell my comics as posters: flickr.com/incidentalcomics

Davey: I promise a children's book. Maybe not by Christmas, but at least within the next 5-10 years.

Bill K said...

Grant,

I look for your comic faithfully every week in the KC Star. You always come up with a great concept and great artwork! Let me repeat the advice I gave once before.. your work would go over even better if it had a punchline. You need a punchline! The last panel needs to stand out from the others. Make it be something that deserves an exclamation point. Make it look as if the last panel was the purpose - what you were building up to from the beginning.

This week's strip is a good example how easy this can be. In all the panels but one, make the "strange animals followed me home" refrain a simple lower case statement, like you're not surprised by it at all, happens all the time. Then the point of the last panel is that your patience has finally run out, so exclaim as you do, "STRANGE ANIMALS LEAVE ME ALONE!"

john horse said...

Great comic. It made me smile. And in times such as these anything that makes you smile helps to ease the burdens you carry.

Grant said...

Bill K: Thanks for the feedback. I halfway agree with you. Some of my comics need an extra jolt at the end, though not necessarily a traditional punchline. As for the quieter ones, I think they're sometimes better left open-ended. But it's definitely something I need to consider in the writing process. It's easy to come up with the opening lines of a comic, but harder to finish with consistency.

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Lauren said...

This just made my day!

Mikhail Quijano said...

I am totally in love with this! Your work is absolutely fantastic!