Again, drawing on my tablet, this time using the Autodesk SketchBook Pro app for Android for drawing and colouring each panel. However, I resorted to Gimp on my desktop machine to make the composite. I’m still looking for the perfect comic-making app.
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Today Itchy and Knee examine the problems of masculine identity in the modern world, with special emphasis on the practical aspects with respect to the consumer society and the ready-made garment industry. Not to mention some easy irony.
(Itchy effortlessly irons a shirt using just one finger whilst watching TV. Big red cross)
2. - Preferring instead the kudos of "Hard-to-iron" wear.
(Knee is kneeling in the wreckage of the ironing board, his head bleeding. He tries to protect himself his hands as an animated shirt flings the iron at his head. Big green tick)
3. - or the extreme glory of the "downright un-ironable"
(Itchy proudly displays his extremely crinkled attire. Big green tick and yellow star!)
4 And don't get me started on "Easy Repayments"
(Knee is gripped by the throat and held off the ground, in the giant maw of a thug about to wallop him with a cosh. The thug's sleeveless vest says "EASY IRON")
We were listening to a local rock band playing covers, and I was drawing this comic.
A little girl appeared and asked if she was “allowed” some paper and “allowed” to use the coloured pencils. She’ll be a dress designer one day, she confidently informed us.
I drew her drawing as she drew, mostly from memory as she wouldn’t look up until she’d finished (you can also see my thumbnails for Itchy and Knee’s comic on the same page.) Then her brother appeared and wanted a portrait too. He pulled a face, so I drew it that way.
1. I & K come across an object in a field
2. K: what is it?
3. I: It's a cow bell!
4. To K's surprise, I rings the bell wildly
6. (A cow appears, with jacket and holding a towel) : You rang?
The 7th and (you’ll be relieved to hear) final installment of this Giraffe Rider series. It’s quite possible that Giraffe Riders will be back one day! Watch this space.
I made this comic on my Android tablet, using Autodesk Inc.’s Sketchbook Pro for Tablets. It’s a little bit fiddly, but I think it came out all right.
I’d like to thank Karen for suggesting the comic.
I’ve no idea if it’s possible to smoothly plié in third. Maybe if you have fuel injection. I just like saying Royal Ballet School of Motoring.
Historical note: Yes, I realise that motor cars no longer look like this.
and up into third...
then smoothly plie
and back for the da capo
RIKS! RAKS! POKS!
I’d like to thank Karen for helping me to arrive at this idea.
And Wikipedia for help with the Finnish translation.
(or in Finnish: RIKS! RAKS! POKS!)
Well, there you go. I expect regular readers would have guessed the pun before even reaching the end of panel one.
2. Why don't you take the bus
4. I doubt we'd have a glass of water big enough.