Rent-A-Thug #136 – Dinner With Daddy Dearest part 2
June 11th, 2008

Rent-A-Thug #136 – Dinner With Daddy Dearest part 2

Perspective and “camera” positioning on this page were tough. This page took about twice as long to draw as all the other ones in this story.

When I sat down to draw this story I had a six page script already written, but when I read it over again I realized that I’d spent a third of the pages building mood and then crammed the actual plot into four pages. I remedied that by moving the dialogue from the second page onto the first, combining the second and third pages (and a bit of the fourth), and then applying minor tweaks to the last couple of pages. This resulted in a story that’s better than what it was originally, but made the typed script sort of non-sensical, since the pages that I had identified in the script no longer synced up with the actual drawn pages, which made it slightly confusing to work off of.

Earlier today I was having a conversation with a friend (hi John!) who referred to Rent-A-Thug as “his Dilbert”, which I thought was an odd comparison. Then I thought about it a bit, and while it’s still kind of an odd comparison, it occurred to me that Rent-A-Thug is sort of a work-place comic. Except that the work-place in question involves drug deals and murders instead of spreadsheets and emails. I don’t think that’s what he meant, but it was an interesting thought. To me, at least.

Thanks for reading, see you on Friday!

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