Beautiful Monsters

Beautiful Monsters

Further Confusion website: Done, barring one little tweak.
Feast Yer Eyes submission: Done.

Less projects hanging around means less time sitting around going OH GOD WHAT AM I GOING TO WORK ON NOW EVERYTHING IS HIGH PRIORITY. Plus the deadline-pushing of those two finished projects seems to have reminded me that yes, I can focus on drawing stuff for several hours in a row, which is only going to help the schedule for Rita!

Coincidence corner: This the 64th page of this graphic novel. As I was working on the last couple of panels, iTunes started playing the soundtrack to the Beatles movie “Yellow Submarine”. Which includes “When I’m 64”. I swear the mention of “lovely, Rita” in the flashback dialogue was wholly unintentional!

Also it greatly amuses me that Megaera’s roar has a bit of a French accent. The green world is sort of a tribute to French fantasy comics, after all. (And to Doctor Who but that’s another matter entirely.)

Future page status: blue world has rough scripts and even some thumbnails and incidental character designs for the next three pages, green world has rough scripts for one page and outlines for the next 3-4. Will there be another page this week? I hope so!

8 thoughts on “Beautiful Monsters

  1. I just want to say that I am enjoying the heck out of this strip. I like the imaginative way that you’re weaving these stories together, and the way you still manage to pack detail into scenes and characters working with one basic color and its shades. Well done!

    • Thanks! It’s a lot of fun to do this thing; I’m always glad to know other people are enjoying all my work here.

  2. Body-gardens are a bit of an acquired taste. I understand Rita’s aversion. Oh, to hear the wind whip and whistle through one’s face. And the WORMS. No one gets 100% used to those. It’s quite an adjustment.

    I love where this is going.

    • Yeah. It’s really not for everyone. And discovering that a slightly different version of yourself is into it can be rather… discomfiting.


  3. Something I just noticed: Both Dinosaur4 and HivedRita1 look … well, ivy-covered. I’m looking forward to figuring out the connection.

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