Comic 98 - 5.4.2

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Chippewa Ghost 8th Aug 2017, 8:00 PM edit delete
Chippewa Ghost
Hey, thanks for the comments last page. The site isn't loading well, so I wasn't able to respond to them in a timely fashion. Likewise, let's see if this upload works...


Cooke 8th Aug 2017, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
Why do I only hear the Star Wars theme? And expect Darth Vadar to march out to greet him?
Chippewa Ghost 8th Aug 2017, 11:03 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
So here's something:

The "imperial shuttle" music in the Star Wars films is tonally the same as the music anytime a boat is on screen in Finding Nemo or Finding Dory.

ProfEtheric 8th Aug 2017, 8:44 PM edit delete reply
Hey, who let a toddler on Marine One?

Oh, wait... nevermind...
Chippewa Ghost 8th Aug 2017, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Ha ha ha ha

No kidding, it helps to have one in my household when I'm trying to write dialogue for uh a major character in this chapter.

Like, how we talk when we get mad

Loud. Short. Want Want Want

BUMBLEBEE 8th Aug 2017, 10:11 PM edit delete reply
I know its the prop wash, but panel one looks like there's a storm a brewin'.

Expectations are high among the xenophobes, chickenhawks and mouth breathers! Also the readers (just to prevent the suggestion of any unintended correlations there).
Chippewa Ghost 8th Aug 2017, 10:53 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
There's always a storm brewing somewhere... the metaphor is as common as coffee.

And don't you worry, this chapter will be schlepping a far more potent grade of sleaze than the usual Trump "self-esteem" rally in flyover country.

That said, all grammar errors from this point on are intentional.
anonymous coward 8th Aug 2017, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
At least it's high on the list of places most likely to sink into the Atlantic within the next twenty years.

I have to say, this crowd looks a little less old and affluent than I'd expect for a place with five-digit annual membership dues, and a $200K initiation fee for membership.
Chippewa Ghost 8th Aug 2017, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Yeah, the crowd composition occurred to me, then I realized that they were outside the gates, oogling the whirlybird and touching themselves as it came down from the heavens bearing the Chosen One.

Whoops, better redact that!
sigpig 9th Aug 2017, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
I see problems with your premise, CG. They are dressed FAR too well, seem to have FAR too many of their own teeth, are NOT chanting the usual phrases heard at a typical rally, and I have yet to see any mention of their controlling Russian puppet-masters...
anonymous coward 9th Aug 2017, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
Don't be too hard on our dear cartoonist. The right way to do that kind of crowd shot would be to look up reference photos of an actual Trump rally. I, for one, would not demand--or even ask--someone to do that without being paid.
anonymous coward 9th Aug 2017, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
Ugh. Yeah, if we need more realism in what a Trump crowd looks like, we can go here:

Thank you for not giving us an accurate rendition, oh merciful cartoonist.
Chippewa Ghost 9th Aug 2017, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Listen my droogs, it would be mad easy to point this at schleps in middle America... to be continued
Seabiscuit 9th Aug 2017, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
Here comes Mr Cheeto!
AmeliaP 30th Sep 2017, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
Is it only me, or is the art style less stylized in this page?
Chippewa Ghost 1st Oct 2017, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Short answer is yes, there's more tracing involved.

Longer answer is that my lead character is going to be more stylized than any background folks, for reasons that are best encapsulated by the words "thank you Osamu Tezuka".
AmeliaP 2nd Oct 2017, 3:04 PM edit delete reply
Now I get it! I like when there are variations on the style to mark a characteristic. The inverse occurs in Katsuhiro Otomo works, when he makes everyone looking similar because he wants his protagonists make part of the crowd. :D