I’m a geek. No, really. I know that I seem like the Scandinavian Shaft, but under that cool exterior beats the heart of a true Star-Wars-quoting, comic-reading, twenty-sided-die-rolling geek. I’ve been this way pretty much as long as I can remember.
Can you believe the vanity of some people? Here we are just six weeks old, and we’re already having a little work done.
As you can see, we’ve started moving things around a little bit. We’ve put the comic on the main page so that it’s easier to get to. I’ll probably be tinkering and tweaking things here and there over the weekend, so please excuse any weirdness in the layout or formatting. I should be done in time for the new page on Monday. If anything looks off next week, please let me know.
Have a good weekend!
Since we started working on The Specialists, I’ve been reading as many webcomics as I could find. I was surprised to discover that there were a lot more of them out there than I’d ever imagined, and a whole community devoted to them. From time to time, I’ll highlight some of my favorites. Here’s the first:
Did you know Hitler was gay? Yep! And so were his entire inner circle. The very architects of the Nazi movement… all gay! At least, they were according to Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams, authors of The Pink Swastika. “But wait,” I hear you saying, “didn’t the Nazis persecute homosexuals?”
Turns out that that’s just what they wanted you to think! Lively and Abrams contend that the Nazi party was run by “masculine-oriented” homosexual men who hid their sexual orientation from the public by persecuting “effeminate-oriented” homosexuals who were in league with the German Communist Party.
A couple weeks ago, I talked about Al’s and my collaboration style. As I said, my scripts leave a lot of the visual storytelling to Al, and he often adds elements that I never even would have thought of.
Today’s page is a great example of this. The way that the last panel “bleeds” to the edge of the page provides a nice visual punctuation to the end of the scene. It’s kind of the comics equivalent of a fade to black. Also, the way that the perspective has pulled back and Rachel and Isaac are framed in the kitchen doorway makes them look smaller and enhances the feeling that they are alone in the house. It adds a bit of sadness to the scene, and I think it’s a great touch. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…