Andy Christ

Damn it. I was supposed to post this earlier but I was at work and forgot. This page, and next week’s, are among my favorites I’ve done so far. None of the usual graphic cartoon violence that comprises 90% of my comic-making, just the emotional grounding of Andy and Frooky’s entire relationship. I’ll elaborate a bit on that in next week’s page.This was a big moment for me. I’d been looking forward to writing some version of this scene for years but didn’t know at first that it would be appearing so early in the series. The original concept for Andy Christ was to do a silly dark comedy akin to the bloody cartoons that inspired me as a kid. Then as time went on, I’d gradually begin to subvert that and nudge the balance subtly towards an absurdist drama. But because these books have taken me so long to make, I just don’t have the patience to set that up, nor can I expect the audience to hang with it. What I’m doing now is better, I think. These stories can be as big, as dark, as ridiculous, as graphic and funny as I want them to be, just so long as I maintain this emotional core.
All the zombies and eviscerated nuns and cool monster designs in the world won’t tell you a story worth reading. But a kid pulling his best friend from the brink of suicide without ever knowing it, THAT resonated with me, and I hope you feel the same.

Damn it. I was supposed to post this earlier but I was at work and forgot. This page, and next week’s, are among my favorites I’ve done so far. None of the usual graphic cartoon violence that comprises 90% of my comic-making, just the emotional grounding of Andy and Frooky’s entire relationship. I’ll elaborate a bit on that in next week’s page.

This was a big moment for me. I’d been looking forward to writing some version of this scene for years but didn’t know at first that it would be appearing so early in the series. The original concept for Andy Christ was to do a silly dark comedy akin to the bloody cartoons that inspired me as a kid. Then as time went on, I’d gradually begin to subvert that and nudge the balance subtly towards an absurdist drama. But because these books have taken me so long to make, I just don’t have the patience to set that up, nor can I expect the audience to hang with it. What I’m doing now is better, I think. These stories can be as big, as dark, as ridiculous, as graphic and funny as I want them to be, just so long as I maintain this emotional core.

All the zombies and eviscerated nuns and cool monster designs in the world won’t tell you a story worth reading. But a kid pulling his best friend from the brink of suicide without ever knowing it, THAT resonated with me, and I hope you feel the same.

The Stygians were originally going to be like this gooey black substance in a vague humanoid form, with big teeth and tongues coming out. Theoretically, they could morph themselves into different shapes and bullets would just pop in and out of them ineffectively. Like the T-1000. I canned this idea partly because it was really ambitious and hard to portray but I also didn’t want them to be overpowered and borderline invincible. When they were shot or crushed, I wanted there to be impact, bones and brains.I dunno when Frooky became a gun guy. I always figured he’d favor knives. But with that black hole inside his body, he could yank out any weapon he wants, so I think it’s just situational.

The Stygians were originally going to be like this gooey black substance in a vague humanoid form, with big teeth and tongues coming out. Theoretically, they could morph themselves into different shapes and bullets would just pop in and out of them ineffectively. Like the T-1000. I canned this idea partly because it was really ambitious and hard to portray but I also didn’t want them to be overpowered and borderline invincible. When they were shot or crushed, I wanted there to be impact, bones and brains.

I dunno when Frooky became a gun guy. I always figured he’d favor knives. But with that black hole inside his body, he could yank out any weapon he wants, so I think it’s just situational.

Silhouettes: Fun, stylish, AND easy. I should do them more often. #Ink lines for page 6 of #AndyChrist Episode 4: Massacre at the Undead Orphanage. Catch up with the ongoing story at andy-christ.com! And please like and subscribe if you have a minute. That would be awesome if you.
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Silhouettes: Fun, stylish, AND easy. I should do them more often. #Ink lines for page 6 of #AndyChrist Episode 4: Massacre at the Undead Orphanage. Catch up with the ongoing story at andy-christ.com! And please like and subscribe if you have a minute. That would be awesome if you.
#comics #webcomics #altcomix #comicbooks #comicart #blackandwhite #indiecomics #indie #horror #zombies #scary #creepy #cute #spooky #hell #teddybears #phillyart #illustration #sketching #inking #obamacare