Comic 90 - Jimmy and the Ladies

26th Oct 2012, 10:00 AM in Fuzzball's Dinner Party
Jimmy and the Ladies
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Author Notes:

L8on 26th Oct 2012, 10:00 AM edit delete
I wrote and penciled this one; D.F. inked it. When I look at this one I can really see how strained the artistic partnership had become.

Keep in mind that D.F. is a better artist than me. He majored in Art, he's put on shows of his work, and he has created works of breathtaking beauty. When he's on top of his game, he's on a level I can't touch. Unfortunately, he does not always work at such a lofty level. When he's uninterested, or distracted, or tired, he cranks out the work as fast as he can so that he can get back to his cigarettes and diet cola.

D.F. and I had a difference of opinion on what his role in the creation of this comic was. I felt that, since he was the better artist, he should take on the role of "finisher," using my pencils as guidelines, but elevating the art to another level. He felt that, as "inker," he should trace my pencil lines exactly as they appeared on the paper, and maybe add some textures to characters' clothing.

I assume that I quickly penciled the "GZ" on Jimmy's shirt in the third panel, and assumed that D.F. would make it look like it did in the other panels. But, alas, he decided to trace it exactly as drawn, and make it into a big black blob.

Don't get me wrong--overall, the inking on this one is fine. And D.F. drew backgrounds in this one, all on his own, which was the sort of thing I wanted him to do more often.

Keep reading, to see how much longer this partnership can survive!