Pg 43: A Little Look

This week in Epic Fail: Whilst Dirk and Amuletts are arguing, Bleef takes a closer look at Andy Roid.

Creator’s Commentary: I drew this one first then scripted it. It was pretty plain the script wasn’t going to come on its own so I had to try something! Then I spent a lot of the time simply grappling with the problem of fitting characters of very different heights into the same panel.

I got most of Andy Roid’s dialogue from ALICE the artificial intellegence. I go and chat with it just for the LOLZ sometimes. Oh and I spent about 2 hours searching for the ‘Add Electric City’ font I use for Andy to give him his nice mechanical voice. I’m sure no one would have noticed if I’d used a different one, but, basically, I had a bee in my bonnet about it.

Incidentally I was given a brush pen and this is the first comic I have used it on – do you think it makes a difference?

Pg 39: Entirely New

This week in Epic Fail: Amuletts and Bleef discuss Andy Roid’s rarity and uniqueness.

Creator’s Commentary: Drawn on holiday with no references, so it’s probably a good thing I know what my characters look like and didn’t have to do anything drastically new this scene. I though the expressions on the previous page were a little bland, and when you’re doing talking heads bland is baaaad, so I tried to make them a little more animated on this one. Also I remembered Amuletts is wearing make-up.

I’ve got to confess to a certain despondency after the termination of my Comics Collective, it has been there for me since I started, and now it isn’t. More about that in a blog entry later, I already moaned about it on twitter.

Oo I should probably mention there are new vote incentives up every day for the next fortnight:

Pg 37: Social Boob

This week in Epic Fail: Amuletts interrupts Dirk’s rant and accuses him of slander. He is distracted by her suspiciously bulging chest and fails to introduce her to the Gnome, as is gentlemanly.


Creator’s Commentary: I’m enjoying drawing Dirk now, and scenes with Dirk in general. I have to confess I wasn’t always fond of him but that has changed, much to my suprise and relief.

Pg 36: That Foul Woman

This week in Epic Fail: Dirk is horrified by the Gnome’s assumption that he is married to Amuletts and starts ranting about all her faults.

Creator’s Commentary: It was fun coming up with all those insults. And they’re true too, from a certain point of view.

Pg 35: Who me? I’m just a Gnome.

This Week in Epic Fail: Dirk takes a breather after escaping Amuletts’ innuendos and encounters a Gnome who appears to be very interested in Andy Roid.

Creator’s Commentary: For everyone who is wondering “Eh, what’s this, haven’t we already had page 35?” the answer is yes. Unfortunately I missed some stuff out, so I’m adding it in. The original Page 35 has been temporarily removed from the archive, but you can still read it here.  Apologies for any confusion caused.

The Gnome is equipped with a chair-cane: a walking stick that folds out to become a tripod-based stool and is very useful if you need a portable seat. I have a fondness for dual-purpose canes such as the sword-cane, the golf-cane and the drinking-cane (talk about the elderly having street-cred)!

Hmm, there’s not really a pay-off on this page, unless you count the nod towards my favorite-movie-of-all-time, Labyrinth. Does every page need a pay-off?