Today’s comic was inspired by my continuing work on Theater Hopper: Year Three. I was writing up some commentary from 2005 and ruminating on the simplified style I attempted on a specific comic I don’t draw things like that very often mostly because I don’t often have a reason to stage the characters in a full-body render. If you look through the archives, there’s a lot of close-ups or shots from mid-chest up. Part of that is because I feel it puts you closer to things, but part of it is because larger areas are easier to color and shade than the smaller, detailed work

Anyway, I was thinking about the lack of the full-body render and – even though it’s time consuming – it’s fun to do and I enjoy the results. So I decided to take a swing at it with this comic.

I’m kicking around the idea of seeing Bolt this weekend, although it looks like a paint-by-numbers Disney film to me and I’m not particularly impressed by the fact that it has John Travolta and Miley Cyrus laying down vocals. But face facts; It’s been getting strong reviews and that hamster looks friggin’ hilarous!

But if anything is going to get me in the door, it’s that the movie is also being presented in 3-D. I’m completely aware that it’s a gimmick, but I’m willing to give it a try. Primarily because it’s a CG movie and a creative director can do things with shots that a real-world director could never attempt. Couple that with 3-D and you get an interesting result.

I only seem to feel this way about CG movies and not live-action movies. For example, Journey to the Center of the Earth looked dumb to me. But this looks alright. A big reason I went to see Beowulf last year was for the 3-D and it didn’t disappoint. So let’s see what Disney can do with it.

Not much more to say, so I’ll leave it at that. Here’s hoping everyone has a great weekend and I’ll see you all again on Monday!

↓ Transcript
Tell me again what Bolt is about?


It’s about a dog who stars in a sci-fi/action show who thinks he has super-powers.

But after he’s mistakenly sent to New York, he finds out he doesn’t have powers and goes cross country to get home.

A dog who thinks he has super powers?

That sounds cute. We should see that.