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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: @lutztoons
Email: alexlutzart [at] gmail.com
  • Real Name
    Alex Lutz
  • Age
    25
  • Gender
    Female
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@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.
I'm really digging the way you drew the exterior of the tower blocks in Panel 1. And there's a lot to look at, too. Their place needs a lot of maintenance, from the peeling wallpaper, to the chipped chandelier, to the broken light switch coming out of the wall. I feel like I'm IN that room.
That 'hood panel looks great!

I like how Chance snapped a little bit, then immediately felt bad and invited himself over to Gerry's place.

"Numpty" is such a funny insult, I don't think I've ever heard it in my life.
OMG CHANCE LOOK WHERE YOU'RE GOIMG*

Look on the bright side, Gerry...at least you didn't have a carton of eggs.

Poor Gerry always looks so tired.

*this typo struck me as funny, so it stayed
CELEBRATION
OMG YAY MORE PAGES!!!!!!!!!1

Even though these are old, I love these. Look at that giant, horrible stack of papers, my eyes are unfocusing just looking at it. I also really like the way you drew the bent, wide-angle perspective in the 7th panel. It mirrors how disoriented Chance must feel.
@Oly-RRR: Mental illness is an object of fascination for a lot of people, but it's often approached from a voyeuristic angle. Like looking at zoo animals. And I agree, misrepresentation of mental illness in crime fiction is pretty rampant. I think that goes with fiction in general, actually--I'd like to see more protagonists with certain conditions.

But this comic is written by a neurodivergent person, so you'll be getting a different perspective on things than usual.

On an unrelated note, thank you! SpOOooOOOOky SCARY WOODS
I've given myself like 500 billion trees to draw in the next few pages, send thoughts and prayers
@Oly-RRR: THESE SITUATIONS SUCK, BUT AT LEAST WE CAN LIMP THROUGH THEM TOGETHER

This scene is based on the feeling I get when I read or watch something that makes my skin crawl because it hits too close to home. It's not the greatest feeling ever, but I'm glad it's relatable for you!
@Oly-RRR: *Gideon waves at u*

Thank you!! Car scenes are weirdly difficult to draw. You'd think they'd be easy since they're made of rectangles and squares, but they're just...not. I was hunched over my phone staring at car interiors on Google Images the whole time I was drawing this.
@Oly-RRR: Thank you! It's easier for me to function at night, too, and I love to capture the unique feeling it has.
@Oly-RRR:
YAAAAAAAY, you're back! I'm glad to have you along for the ride! :3
Someone take Gideon out of this page and put him in a safe place.

But wait...who's Gabriel?
Remember when Gideon mentioned his "very volatile friend" back when he was at the grocery store? You'll find out about him soon.

I'd love to upload pages with more frequency, but my design coursework is very demanding. I have only one page left in my backlog after this one.

The next page is the first one to be digitally-colored.
"More animal than man"? Good lord, ouch. Can you blame him for turning it off?

Gideon has officially left civilization. Where could he possibly be going?

Classwork is eating into my comic time and I'm going to have to drag out my update schedule.
Have you ever had a moment where it feels like a media piece is directly insulting you?

Gideon is listening to an old-timey, spooky scary radio show that's very much in the style of "Lights Out," "The Haunting Hour," or "Suspense." I grew up listening to these because my dad loves them. He'd play them on long car rides to pass the time.

For the record, you'll start seeing digital color at Page 6.