Okay, January...I've got a new project going, I've turned a corner in my personal life, and I'm cautiously optimistic about 2017. This cartoon, however, is more about looking back and feeling bewildered. It's also about last words.
One of my favourite songs by Mick Harvey incorporates famous last words into its lyrics. This line isn't included, but Joan Crawford reportedly said, "Don't you dare ask God to help me" before she died. This may be the most badass thing I've ever heard.
After a loooong break from drawing due to a mental block, an exhausting work schedule, and an existential crisis, I'm finally finishing the second issue of Doom Candy! It will be in print by early 2017, and will conclude the story of Asha and Simon's struggle against All-Mart. The story was inspired by memories of terrible part-time jobs and relationships that ended painfully. Fun stuff! The first few pages are posted below.
Will Simon and Asha's young love withstand the forces of corporate greed and the whims of an uncaring universe? Probably not, but it will all unravel in an interesting way.
I was recently challenged to draw a series of six four-panel strips within a week. It was a bit rushed, but here are the results: