It’s been a long time since I drew a journal comic. This one is about the benefits of having a thick beard (I usually keep it short). The beard won’t be around for long though… The girlfriend does not approve, so I’ve promised to trim it before the end of this month.
Here’s an old one about my adventures in beard-growing.
I might have exaggerated the size of the dog a little bit. I drew it like this because the sheer size of the Malamute breed fascinates me. For the record, I’ve used reference from here to draw my “new” friend. This is purely fictional by the way… However it would be cool to meet a huge dog like this.
I used to be pretty reluctant when it comes to greeting dogs, especially the big ones, but lately I’ve become more fascinated by dogs in general.
Fellow artist and friend, Mariann Eriksen, colored the half-finished comic I posted before. I think the result is awesome. The coloring generally makes it much more interesting to look at, and her choice of bright colors and subtle shading is very energetic. I can recommend visiting her blog, MREdesign, where she shows off her creativity in many different ways. Among other things, she’s making a cute and charming children’s book about “Howard the duck”.
I spliced the two pages so that it’s easier to get an overall feel of the coloring (click the image to view it in full size). It might look a little weird, but that’s because there’s supposed to be six panels per page, and the last two on the second page were intentionally left blank. It has been a couple of weeks since I sat down to draw this comic, and seeing it again now makes me want to draw a lot more comics!