20100120 (6) – Continuity pre-repairs – the megaphone now approximates the CG megaphone I created yesterday, which is in turn a simplified object based on an actual megaphone, to which the original bore little resemblance.

20100201 (4) – Rewrite applied. Re-bubbling, with the only major change being to Whitehouse’s “announcement” at the end. Unless I missed one somewhere, DCR has now been almost completely scrubbed of place names. This is good – they won’t mean anything to anyone who wasn’t in Pittsburgh in the late 90s and they don’t actually add anything to the story beyond driving home the location… which is what the photography is for.

20101225 – Original page metadata:

Ph34r the megaphone.

Another change from strips to comic: the band logos have disappeared from the door. They’ve been replaced with the fire evacuation guide and peephole.

Much more accurate.

mdxi pointed out the gaps around panels three through five – this was done to compensate for removal of footnotes, which left a big fat gap at the bottom of the ‘strip’. In most cases, I was able to remove footnotes by turning off the type and the faux-borders I’d stuck under ’em, but in this case the panels were effectively set in stone. Centering them for height relative to panels one and two seemed the most effective solution.


2008.04.19 – Cropped and cleaned. The biggest of a long list of small adjustments is the megaphone in the next to last panel.

20101225 – Original strip metadata:

Strip 007, 20050913

That’s a Tom Araya styled scream, that right there. Pumped through some William Bennett flavored electronics for maximum sounds-like-magnesium abrasion.

Ph34r the noise visualization.

Your ears, they’d bleed.

Strip 008, 20050914

Everything but the line art was done at lunch… did the line work around 1930 and then proceeded to just kind of space out for an hour and a half. It’s one of those days.

I need to work on profiles, or something. Probably my weakest area outside of hands and proportions.


20050915, 0137 – Realized what’s been bugging me about Kevin – the ear is way off. Should be lined up with the plane of the nose and all that. Will fix in the morning.

20050915, 1205 – Fixed! Yay!

Strip 009, 20050915

Man, the line art to finished strip turnaround time on a DCR strip is orders of magnitude less than it is with ATC. Scan, minor colors, drop in and scale. BLAM! DONE! Holy shit, etc.

For context: once the line art is into the main document, it’s usually another hour and a half to two hours for an ATC page. Three or four layers of shade, two or three layers of lights, layers for effects and so forth.

20050926 – Corrected the door in panel one so it’s an actual ‘gheny-spec doorway (it was backwards).

Strip 010, 20050915

Though Logan’s Run came up earlier this week, the situation in question arises from christopherâ„¢’s method of announcing Carousel, a goth/electro/glam night that started a couple of weeks ago…. coincidentally the last night of Electro Retro at The Upstage, the bar I’ll be heading to after I post this.

I totally love the way Whitehouse came out. <3.

After some analysis of existing strips, it looks like my original decision on a six point font was valid – while the dialogue font works at five point on my screen at work, it’s stingy with its love for others. Future dialogue and sound effects will be rendered at higher point sizes.


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