Doing drama feels weird. Suddenly I'm acutely aware of
all the flaws in my art. When you're doing comedy, it
doesn't seem to matter that much, but when you're doing
drama, it's like you're demanding that people take you
And it's hard to take a
comic seriously when the art is dumb and cartoony.
That's why the Beano*
has cartoony art and gets
away with it, while it wouldn't go down so well in
Ultimate Crisis of Superman Vs Batman and an Infinite
Number of Monkeys**
, or whatever the cool kids are
reading these days.
On Monday we'll see the third and final part of this
story, which will hopefully be a little lighter and less
depressing. Seriously, I couldn't do this on a constant
basis. I'd end up psychologically scarred or something.
My poor, fragile mind...
* Given that less than one in ten of the visitors to
this site are from the UK, this has probably only
resulted in confusion.
** You know, I should probably read more American
comics. I just wish there was more of the lighter stuff
than the gut-wrenching angst that seems to prevail (he
says, ignoring the comic he himself produced today). If
Squirrel Girl her own series, I'd be all over it.
She's one of the most awesome characters ever created.