I cannot lie – there is barely any funny in today’s comic. I mean, it’s not much of a joke to begin with. I confess; I simply drew it because I thought it would be fun to draw.
And it was.
In last Friday’s comic, I spoke of motorcycles, scooters and certain cars, and people made their comments as they do pretty much any other day. But this time, one of those comments caught my attention. A reader by the name of”Dragonsdale” wrote that no vehicle would suffice for him, that all he wanted was a mecha to ride around in. After a comment of agreement from a reader called “Dj”, another one named “Gwynbleidd” commented on what it would be like if everybody rode around in them.
I rad all the comments that ever get posted here on my site, and a lot of times those comments give me ideas and such. Some make me laugh, others make me think. Some I use, some I don’t. But this time, these comments placed an image in my mind, and image that I simply would not be able to get rid of until I just went ahead and drew it.
But I couldn’t just post an image of mechas on a street – that’s not the way I work here. This is a webcomic, and so things must be placed in comic form. No disrespect to web-artists that do so, but I don’t like it when others of my same occupation post random artwork where a webcomic strip is supposed to be. There’s sites, blogs and galleries for that sort of thing. You don’t need to agree with me, of course. And again, I mean no harm to those that do exactly that sort of thing, but I’ve always believed that making things into a comic strip is part of the challenge here. So anyway, I built whatever lame joke I could think of around it and took to drawing the scene you now see in the last panel.
There’s not much more to say, really. I love drawing cities and things filled with detail, so I really enjoyed drawing today’s comic. It also gave me several ideas, and I’ll be posting some wallpapers, prints and maybe even T-Shirts in the next few days. So stay tuned if you liked it.