Update on the Comic Front

It’s been nearly three months since I started Fuzzy Knights up again, and I’m having a blast. Getting a drawing tablet hasn’t exactly made me a better artist, but it has made drawing more accessible to me, which has made it easier for me to stick with it.

I mean, going from this…

to this…

Is objectively cool and satisfying.

But it’s not just the art that keeps me going, it’s the story… or perhaps I should say, Story. Even in its first incarnation back in Japan, Fuzzy Knights always had an arc to it, a theme about the nature of storytelling and how it was interwoven into their lives, and now I’m able to pick up that thread again in a new way, with the introduction of a new character… a girl named Rebecca.

Traditionally, the world of the Fuzzies is one that humans have never known about (like Toy Story). This was for practical reasons as much as anything since I was doing a photocomic and throwing a person into the mix just wouldn’t look right (though I did have it happen a few times, usually without the faces visible).

But then, as I revisited the world of the Fuzzy Knights, I realized the kind of possibilities a drawn comic offered, as well as challenges. Even though I’m using every trick I can to make the process easier, I’m always looking to do something a little different each time I do a strip.

So, I guess the only question left now is…

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