I redrew Paige in the overhead panel– she was not in perspective initially– and I did it kind of sloppily and gave her a fish face. ok guys, now you all have to unsee the fish face. Mary makes a bunch of cute expressions on this page; I had a lot of fun with her being a petulant child.
So how did I come up with the name “Paige” for Photo-Girl? I had been shortening her to PG in my script, and PG vaguely sounds like Paige, so voila! An edifying glimpse into the artist’s craft.
In other news, KYAA! I’m falling behind on my comic!!! I am just constantly busy with my BUSTLING SOCIAL LIFE and RANDOM LIFE OBLIGATIONS and TV SHOWS I LIKE TO WATCH that I haven’t had time to work on it in a few days! I’m trying to hold myself strictly to the whole 2-pages-a-week thing, but (whines) it’s haaard. I did a splash page and that took about 5 minutes to draw, but I don’t want every other page to be splash pages. I usually have like 10 panels per page, because I like squeezing in as much stuff as possible per page. Probably because when I think of how much more I have to do in my comic, I get overwhelmed. I just imagine geriatric-Kristen in the distant future, uploading pages of Henchgirl with my mind to the Internet Overlords. I thought this comic would end up being around 200 pages or so, total, but I think it might end up being more. I keep thinking of juicy little side-plots. Maybe if I can’t let my characters go, I’ll have the comic go on forever