I ndeed, this is the feeling of Spring Break ending. 'Twas productive, though not as productive as I told myself it would be.
I spent time in class today introducing ENGL328ers to a variety of comic writing applications and platforms, the latest of which is Pixton. Pixton is the best thing to come along in template-driven web comics. The site offers several templates--a fairly comprehensive suite of modular figures to be repositioned, stylized, and otherwise modified (color, rotation, size, flip, etc.). For more context, follow the discussion here, and check out user Brunswick's "The Simplest Comic Ever."
Here's my first run at Pixton.
Were I not so much in the weeds following CCCC (e.g., I found frisbees stuffed in my campus mailbox, for Pete's sake), I would create two or three more.
U nexpected potential here for a prolonged and increasingly hilarious series. Who really looks at site statistics every day, anyway?
Y ou, with feathers in your mouth, I don't know what to explain about this. It is the only drawable Thanksgiving Day cartoon--a Larson-esque cliche in which the fowl is personified with spirit and intellect. So pervasive a motif it practically drew itself. Should I be thankful I can draw so well? Or should I, instead, be pre-appreciative of a Lions win later on? Either way, enjoy your day.
Y. overdid it last evening, ransacked his food stash until he was sickly engorged. We aren't able to give a good estimate of just how much he ate, but it was considerably more than the usual helping.
Another dog, Tony, is my gauge for crises like this one. T. was the dog whose company I enjoyed when I was in high school and college. I'd seen him eat overmuch a few times before. With my fading memory of T.'s full-rounded stomach as my guide, I guessed that Y. would be okay. Y.'s about the same size, anyway, and even though he's not as seasoned at gluttony as T. was, I'm fairly sure he'll survive this event.
Try your own luck by adding the Pigskin Pick 'Em app in Facebook.
F or a second consecutive day, the scanner works.
T esting, testing...trying out a new scanner--a slim, modestly priced CanoScan LiDE 70. Figured I'd draw a few lines, scan them, and drop in a few paint buckets of color to see how everything works. Not too bad.
B rought about by today's 720 session and our reading from Barbara Rogoff's The Cultural Nature of Human Development.
T hey stand a better chance of being funny once I get the art figured out. In the meantime: the verge of hilarity.
Appreciate all comments, too, on whether I should once-and-for-all quit comicking while I'm ahead. Or behind. Or whatever.