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I will be running a guest strip Thursday, as there’s something pressing I need to attend to (other comics work), so get ready for an AWESOME guest strip of Bill and Frank by Kennon James and John Kipling of www.mohagencomic.com. Also, I’m looking for more guest strips to have in the hopper for times like this when I may need to attend to other things, so cartoonists, rev your engines and shoot me a message right here on the LoB Facebook page! Thanks as always for understanding. I juggle a lot of things as many of you know, so I always appreciate your patience with my labor of love. – David
I’ve heard a few folks say in the past that they thought Warrix would maybe be scarier looking… but to me, he is, because he’s not a completely-freakish monster (visually), rather, he’s a seriously transformed (and mostly beefed up, with some twists) version of Vorik, his former self, and for some reason, I like that. I like that he’s not truly 100% hideous to look at, but what IS hideous is what he is on the inside. I like that I can still see a version of his former Vorik self in his face and mannerisms and arrogance, as it helps me stay grounded in the fact that he’s still a person in there, albeit the kind of person you better stay as far away from as possible, because he only resembles a person on the outside. Inside, he truly is mangled and twisted and EVIL and without any feeling for any other creature, other than his own twisted desires. But then… that’s exactly who he was as Vorik. What do you think?
This is always the fascinating thing about creating. I’ve had the scripts and storyline for what’s coming up in Legend of Bill plotted out for some time now. And then, suddenly, tonight, as I was working on Thursday’s strip, and drawing Ganyon, I got an idea, as I considered this side nugget of an idea that occurred to me long ago, but I had forgotten. And then it clicked. And BAM. Plot out the window. New plot unfolded through the act of writing. The characters and the world became real to me as it so often does, and I sat back and essentially became nothing more than a scribe to the reality that started to unfold in front of me. Gawd, I love it when that happens. The best writing is when you are no longer the writer, but rather an observer as the characters and events themselves take on life and dictate for themselves what will happen.