Getting Away...Getting Away...
January 13th, 2007

Getting Away…

Here it is. The opening salvo. The very first Introspective Comic.

One my goals in starting Introspective Comics was to create a comic with the sort of ponderous, portentous (and maybe a little pretentious) tone I found in some of my favorite comics. This specific comic is inspired by a scene from Seth’s Wimbledon Green, where Wimbledon is wandering down a deserted city street musing on the “soul-revealing” moments of his youth. The gray color tones were meant to be a nod to Wimbledon. I also used metallic tones that were a nod to “We Were Not Made for This World” from Project Telstar, which features a robot wandering through the desert pondering his place in the world.

Character design was also important. In my original sketches, the main character had a boxier head with a pointed nose. I eventually rounded the corners to give him a younger, warmer look. The original also wore glasses, like me, but I eventually drew him with beady eyes instead to give him a vacant yet expressive look, like someone who is often lost in thought.

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  1. Rebecca

    This is still one of my favorite strips you’ve done.

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