Alright, alright — I’m back in the game for real this time; I already have a few comics inked and uploaded to the server. So what’s the inspiration? Well, for one thing, my friend Tim Eggerding has been EGG-ERDINGING me on to get off my ass and draw some. Also, friend and fellow DI cartoonist, Joe Martin, is planning to make a comic comeback, and like a comic vampire I am revitalized by the art and skills of others.
So yes, in regards to today’s comic, college girls like to go out to bars wearing nothing. Sexy as it may initially appear, watching naive freshmen and sorority girls get pneumonia is kinda funny.
Chris’ character, since the beginning, has been pretty naive, passive, and spineless. In this comic, I wanted to give him a backbone, which proves that he has grown as a character.
Lizzy’s dance movements was challenging to draw, so I modelled her body structure after a few photographs of people dancing. How I love Flickr.
On a completely unrelated note, I have painted (more like spray painted) some new stuff here. Okay, time to make a pizza. Nite y’all!
I always say you can’t have a proper storyline without Duder the Stereotypical Frat Boy. The mention of VD Chalmers is a spoof of CO Daniels (my ex-employers at the DI prohibited me from using the official names of real bars), a local Champaign-Urbana bar that caters to idiot freshmen and skanky Greeks.
Oh, and keep watch for site changes; I’m adding a few spiffy graphics to the pages.
I happen to be a huge fan of Rachel Ray and her Food Network show, “30 Minute Meals.” I thought including her would be a relatively obscure pop culture reference. Not many people watch the Food Network, but those people simply aren’t way awesome.
The image for “The Sorority Girl” costume comes from a horrible, horrible slasher flick/softcore porn entitled Delta Delta DIE! The basic premise is a bunch of sorority girls (and the house has only 5 girls) entice unwitting college guys into their house, kill them, and then bake them into bake-sale goods. Cannabilistic sorority girls — quite an original plot, I say. Yes, I own the DVD merely for the sake of subjecting my friends to a god-awful movie, and for $9.99 it’s worth it.