Monday, May 18, 2009

Dumm dada DUMMMMMM!!!

Some time ago, Dumm Comics held a contest for people to submit their own interpretations of one of the regular comics on this site. Since I really loved the comics & got a kick out of my friend Zach & his girlfriend Tara's guest strips, I wanted to do one too.

I had a hard time figuring out which of the five comics to do. I finally settled on Big Pants Mouse once I found my story. That, & because I really dig the designs of the characters. I sat down & started to draw it out. 

Sadly, being not as Photoshop literate then as I am now, I had a hard time "beefing up" my drawings in the program. After much trial & error, I had no choice but to resort to tracing over my original pencil drawings. That & my skewed sense of color sight are my biggest regrets. If I could, I'd go back & redo this from scratch, but what's done is done, so I'll just leave it be & move on. Either way, it's hard for me to look at, just like an old drawing from a few months ago.

Enough self-deprecating... on to the meat & potatoes!

Here's the finished comic. Click on it to see it full size.



& here are some of my originals. As you can see, there's definitely more vitality & life in these than in the final. Oh well...





I'd like to thank Gabe Swarr for his consideration & kind words (as well as creating Big Pants Mouse in the first place). He's a very talented & nice fellow. 

& it really goes without saying, but PLEASE GO CHECK OUT DUMM COMICS EVERY DAY! The button on the sidebar is there for a reason!

1 comment:

Malcolm said...

I thought this was pretty hilarious.
Especially at the end. You have a very interesting comic method here.