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Lutztoons
I make weird comics about oddball characters.
I love 70s sci-fi art, retrofuturism, animation, psychedelia, and all things retro.
Basically a walking cartoon character.

Instagram: @alex.lutzbug
Email: alexlutzart [at] gmail.com
  • Real Name
    Alex Lutz
  • Age
    26
  • Gender
    Female
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Just the inks for now!

If you were wondering what Gideon does with all those Krazy Noodles, here it is. He makes gigantic sculptures out of them.

Anyways.

Welcome to Krazy Noodle Massacre.
I’m happy that the story is finally moving along. This is the first page that’s been sketched digitally as opposed to on paper.

Time to get caught up on coloring.
@Darevenin They’re filled with the Krazy Noodles he bought earlier at the shop, as well as various other food items.
@Lampette: Thank you! 90s nicktoons are my jam.
This story needs to get off the ground, so I’m going to be uploading the lineart for each page with some regularity and updating it later with color. I’ll be able to tell the story much more quickly this way, so I guess this is how we’re gonna do things from here on out. I WILL DEFINITELY continue to paint it because color and lighting is essential for the mood of this tale, but I can’t get stuck on the same page forever.

I was recently gifted an iPad Pro and it’s friggin awesome. I inked this page today in Autodesk Sketchbook.

We are getting closer and closer to learning why this story is called Krazy Noodle Massacre.
@Darevenin: Thanks. I've been thinking about doing exactly that. I'm considering finishing the inked pages in chunks and gradually releasing the colored versions after I post them. The painting is time-consuming, but nevertheless I'm getting faster. I've admittedly been feeling guilty about not being the fastest updater out there, and it's becoming more and more necessary for me to just WRITE THE DANG BOOK.
Update 9/16/2019.

Th is page is so detailed that I'm providing a link to a larger file size for art appreciation purposes.

I FINALLY finished the color job. Once again, an important and emotional page for me, so instincts told me to take my time. It's the first time we get to see the inside of Gideon's house!

I used a variety of programs to finish this. I inked it using Autodesk Sketchbook on vacation, but didn't realize that I'd saved it in sort of a low-res format, which made the lines kinda hard to work with. I used a combination of Affinity Photo, Infinite Painter, and Procreate to paint it. I think I might have settled on Procreate as my favorite art program. I do like Infinite Studio, but Procreate is so much more capable.
At läst...a new pæge.

Various IRL stuff continues to get in the way, including school and family-related business, but I'm getting much faster and more efficient. I'm learning to use the speed of digital tools to my advantage.

Life update: I got married on Friday! It was a small civil ceremony at the courthouse and it was exactly what we wanted. We've been together for 5 years and living together for most of that time--it was a natural progression of things.

It'd be remiss of me to mention that I got married to someone without sharing his art, which is why we met to begin with. Show McFlyky some love, everyone.
@Oly-RRR: Thank you!! It isn't likely anything fun is happening. I don't think the thing in the window wants to throw a surprise party.
In which Gideon comes home.

A good soundtrack for this page is "Schlum Rooli" by Glynis Jones, which is from the legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop. What a freaky little song. I was listening to it a lot while doing panel 1.

This page is the first one to be done entirely without Photoshop. I inked and colored most of it in Affinity Photo, but I painted the house in panel 2 using Autodesk Sketchbook on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A. I wanted to see if I could color at least part of my comic while I was out of town for a few days. I'm happy with how it turned out.

Once again, this was a surprisingly emotional page for me to work on. I've been waiting YEEEAARRRSSSSS to draw this scene, along with the ones that follow this page. I've never painted Gideon's property in color before in my life. I based Panel 1 on the first drawing of Gideon's house I ever made. It's already 10 years old! Can you believe that? I was only 15! Now you all get to see what I've had in my head.
@Oly-RRR: Thank you! The poor thing is held together by duct tape and its own rust. Gideon knows just enough about simple mechanical work to keep it alive. He'd buy a new car, but that involves intensive social contact and price haggling! Oh no!!!

And thank you! I've always felt funny about not being able to upload as quickly as I'd like, but I can't blow off school to work on my comic with a clear conscience.
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Thank you all for being patient. I've been busy with design school for the past few months and didn't have time to make personal art.

Gideon must have excellent night vision to drive around in those thick woods with the lights off. Either that, or he's gone this route so many times that it's muscle memory by this point. But why is it necessary for him to turn his headlights off to begin with?

A good soundtrack for this part of the chapter is "Blue Lights at Night" by Tor Lundvall.
@Oly-RRR: Thank you! That's good to hear, I was worried it would be too jarring. I tend to gravitate towards digital tools that mimic their IRL counterparts, and having a screen tablet eased the transition a lot.
A good soundtrack for this portion of the story is the song Blue Lights at Night by Tor Lundvall.

We've finally made it....to the digital age.

I hope the transition isn't too jarring! The comic will continue to be digitally-colored from here on out.

I'm going to continue relettering the comic. The font I picked didn't work with my art style, so I'm going to be using another one.
@Oly-RRR: Oh Gods, yeah. My favorite thing is when I'm trying to go to sleep and all of a sudden, my brain is like, "Hey, remember that REALLY awkward thing you said in 2009?" And then I cringe so hard I roll up into a little ball.

Thank you!! That's always the feeling I have about the forest. It's peaceful and quiet, but you're still wondering what would happen to you if you got lost.
@Lutztoons (the neurodivergent person being me)
OMG HAAAAHAH Chance's ridiculous grin in panels 2, 4, and 6. I'm dead. Bury me.

I love how he whisks them off to the police station on a special field trip and Gerry doesn't even have time to say anything.

Look at all that awesome elevator graffiti. AND OF COURSE there's cartoon dicks. WHY IS THAT A CONSTANT THEME IN GRAFFITI HAHAHAHAHAH
Use your inside voice, Chauncey! He's not in a good place, is he?

Just now noticed the red shadow of his missing arm in Panel 1.
Hahahahaah, young, zit-faced Chauncey is the best thing. (*Nutter voice* POOOOOOOOOOSH)

Oh my God, I'm dying at Gerry's uncomfortable smile in panel 4.
>:0 CHAUNCEY, WATCH YOUR FUCKING LANGUAGE

I like how you did the "ghosts" of the people who talk smack about the characters behind their backs. You can make assumptions about people all day, but there's no way of knowing what's inside someone else.