Today’s comic comes with special guest star. It also comes with one uninked panel because I’m, shall we say, under the weather from staying out late toasting Mr. Leonard Nimoy. At some point over the weekend the uninked panel will be replaced with the final version.
I saw a few YouTube demos of Peerless Watercolors, with convenience being a selling point for these: cut a strip from each card, attach them to a piece of drawing board, and you have a ready-to-go custom palette. I love that they came packaged in sheet music—an extra treat to play with—and I guess I’ll forgive them for calling the language of their original 1902 product insert “old English.”
From the videos, I expected the cards to look like the Brilliant Yellow one, but some have lovely crystalline patterns. The Sepia Brown makes me think of tree trunks in a wintry forest.
The Sky Blue is exactly what I see when I have a particularly bad migraine. Imagine that, overlaid on and blotting out whatever is actually there. Just looking at this sheet makes me queasy.
I drew this during my weekly stint at Carmine Street Comics last Friday. I was considering whether to redraw it more tightly. This character—Amurrican Jesus—used to appear from time to time in my old journal comic. He chain-smokes, carries a gun, and loves his Mom.
The actual drawing is pretty tiny, as is my wont, so I increased the size for legibility, which then led to some Photoshop cleaning, which then led to Photoshop imploding, so it took a few days before I could post this. Click image to see the whole comic.