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Comment on Christmas Extravaganza - page 19 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 19 Dec 2014 02:13 am
Dang it, how did THIS page end up getting finished late? One whole panel doesn't even have anybody in it! But alas, I spent pretty much all day getting my Christmas shopping done, which ironically put me behind schedule on the Christmas comics.

But of COURSE Trigger wasn't paying attention during rehearsal. Tambourine solos take a lot of concentration!

Oh hey, at least I got a New Voting Incentive done on time!
Comment on Christmas Extravaganza - page 18 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 18 Dec 2014 05:58 pm
Technically speaking, Claire is using her hands in the ringing of that bell, so it SORT OF counts!
Comment on Christmas Extravaganza - page 18 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 18 Dec 2014 01:40 am
For once, we've got a bunch of characters I honestly DIDN'T expect to work into some non-Christmas comics this year. We saw most of these people in last year's parade, but then, as now, it was just a VERY early sneak peak of a future story. But hey, at least we know who Sophia and Claire are already.

And for those of you who can't imagine what a bunch of handbells sound like, here ya go. (though I think Claire's contribution probably sounds more like this)
Comment on Christmas Extravaganza - page17 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 17 Dec 2014 06:02 am
DANG IT, I did it again! I got so wrapped up in drawing next week's stuff that I didn't give myself anywhere near enough room to get TODAY'S comic done on time. Well, it's late, but here it is.

Also, I kind of wondered whether or not I should even have a Stilez & Tax page this time around. After all, half the point of these Christmas stories is to cameo characters who aren't appearing in the comic otherwise, and as I made abundantly clear at the end of last month, we are gonna see a LOT of those two in the near future. But hey, it's not like we don't see lots of the Caligaris or Skye, and they're still here.

And Jenna's still cute as a button. That's just a fact.
Comment on Waddles Claus Is Comin' To Town of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 16 Dec 2014 11:38 pm
I couldn't resist.
Comment on Christmas Extravaganza - page 16 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 16 Dec 2014 03:17 am
Okay, now Jenna's adorability is reaching dangerous levels. This could become a legitimate health risk if it's allowed to continue.

Anyway, I could remark on finally seeing Ran Quatzi again, or Patti in something other than a voting incentive, but I think the real attraction in this page is obvious: THE SPECIAL CAMEO BY THE BACKGROUNDS FROM LAST YEAR'S CHRISTMAS COMICS! See, it's more ecologically sound to recycle old background images like this. Better for the environment and all that.

And last but not least: New Voting Incentive!
Comment on Christmas Extravaganza - page 15 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 12 Dec 2014 11:13 am
Dang, how many pages did I crank out in this one day? I
m not even sure at the moment. It shouldn't be hard to go back and check, just look for the point where the pages suddenly get REALLY unpolished and start counting from there. Well, by the time you read this, I should be just about home, to get to work on Tuesday's page (and if I've got time, clean up the coloring on these past few pages)

Also, because I haven't mentioned it yet this month, HOLY CRAP JENNA IS TOO ADORABLE FOR WORDS.
Comment on Christmas Extravaganza - page 14 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 12 Dec 2014 08:38 am
Let's see, I already made a joke about me wishing I could sleep like Ichabod last time, didn't I? (I'm writing this just a few hours after yesterday's post) Definitely getting a little forgetful in my sleepiness.

Obviously, we've got a ton of returning Mad Scientists here, from Madam Ventricle and Kiki to Dr. Delia Jarre to Dr. Cruise Vanderslice who should know a thing or two about brains...
Comment on Christmas Extravaganza - page 13 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 12 Dec 2014 04:00 am
That Ichabod's one heavy sleeper... I envy him right now (still have several pages to finish before I leave)

And yes, Noel Karwonski is another of those Christmas characters I haven't managed to work into the rest of the comic. Not many opportunities to feature a children's author, after all.
Comment on Christmas Extravaganza - page 12 of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 11 Dec 2014 10:46 pm
I keep having to look back and remind myself what Reverend Bonfire's band is actually called. I should probably also be looking back to remind myself what the band members actually look like, since the lineup seems to chance drastically every time they appear... but really, that's an accurate representation of the whole communal hippy jam band experience. Speaking of which, want to know what a trippy psychedelic rock band playing a Christmas song for way too long wounds like? Here you go!

And I'm happy to report that I DID manage to get a new Voting Incentive done before leaving (though you may still need to wait a few hours for it to appear) Now, to see if I can finish pounding out the next three day's pages before noon...

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