Part 1 of the “Occupational Hazards” Story Arc.
Yes, I am going to draw comics full-time again now that I no longer have to worry about school (although finding a real, professional job may take some importance — but not really). As such, this entire storyline revolves around the search, the discovery, and the trials of working. The arc will tie up some loose ends from other arcs, create new plot threads, bring back some old characters, and introduce new ones. I have a lot in store for this comic, so be prepared… or afraid…. well, whatever emotion comes naturally to you.
And Happy Birthday to TWLSB Friend, Tom and fellow cartoonist, Marty. May old age bring wisdom and happiness to your remaining years.
End of the semester cliffhanger: I pretend to kill off all my characters. And there’s nothing better to say Happy Holidays than by exploding people.
Getting eaten by a white whale: a total cop-out ending, but hey, whatever. At least Dusty is spared.
A quickie comic. Anyway, ACES is a not-so-difficult major here at Illinois. EOH stands for the Engineering Open House, where engineering students showcase their work and invite prospective high school students to campus. Boneyard Creek is a small stream that runs through the campus, and apparently engineering students have to calculate the flow of its water.
I’ve done my research when it came to writing this storyline, and all of the facts are real (well, maybe except the soul stuff).
And I couldn’t help but put in a Monty Python reference…
More central characters (who may just be the Bizarro counterparts of Chris’s Roommates
I wanted to portray Dusty as an older-brother type-person for Chris.
As for the equation itself: “X+t / (3-w^t) e[p+3x-f]^N”
The formal introduction of Kyle the Duck and Dusty, both of whom play important roles in future events.
And yes, U of I does offer something called “Duck Engineering.”