Sand Castles, 2011
I really like the way this one came out. Brylcreem nice and chuffed, Cody frustrated as usual, and Casper just smiling it away and having fun. I think this is my favourite single piece, possibly in the entire archive. Not the biggest, nor probably the most important, but I think it really came out quite well. This is also an important piece because that texturing in the backgrounds? As soon as I saw how it came out, and how relatively quick it was to do, it’s now how all the external backgrounds are being coloured. I guess you could say this is the start of the next ‘art growth’ for the strip. The next series is starting to look really good because of it.
I’m going to ask a favour here now, too. I’m looking to get School Spirit out and in front of a lot more eyes this year, so if you’re enjoying the strip, or find one in particular that strikes your fancy, pass it around. Link to it on Facebook, or Twitter or whatever those social media buttons just below are for. Don’t be shy in leaving comments either. I enjoy the chance to interact with you all.
Anyway, more to come on New Years’ Eve, and then new regular strips from New Years’ Day! Look forward to hearing from you all over the next few weeks.