If you hadn’t figured it out already, in this chapter, Pooky drops the other shoe (although Pooky doesn’t wear shoes), and becomes a full blown film noir narrator.
Thus concludes Chapter 2: Wicked Sister, with a lead in to both chapters 3 and 4, to be resolved later.
I think #36 should have been 2 pages. It would have given me the chance to have an establishing shot to better explain that Penelope went to a coffee shop where Hannibal works. I think someone can gather that, but it might be confusing the first time.
A mini-comic I made about my cats.
Cats. Got to love them.
Yeah, Juju is prone to rapid mood changes.
Cue Queen. Ok, looking back, I left out a detail that Juju couldn’t use magic in doll form, and that’s why she couldn’t change herself back. You need a living body as a channel for magic in this universe. That is explained in a later chapter. I was kind of forgetful early on.
This was the first time Penelope’s religious side was shown, and once again, plays for laughs a concept that will be taken seriously later.
By the way, panel 1 of #29 is just a little visual gag. In this world there exists an energy drink called “Haul Ass.” So you can literally open up a can of Haul Ass.
Wesson is a douche.
Glass. It’s like doors for action movie characters.
Like most of the cast, Penelope has been through several design changes over the years, and evolved as my art style evolved with her. One consistent piece of her design is the distinct forehead lock, which has stuck through all the revisions, and once included retained the right side curl.
“Well. Um, big question, um, but to me, Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all.
Certainly the most popular great painter of all time.
The most beloved.
His command of color – the most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty.
Pain is easy to portray – but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world…. no one had ever done it before.
Perhaps no one ever will again.
To my mind, that strange wild man who roamed the fields of Provence, was not only the world’s greatest artist – but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.”
Doctor Who Series 5: Vincent and The Doctor
This episode gets me every time.
Agent Wesson debuts here. Once again I introduce concepts early playing them for laughs so I can do more later. Wesson is just a walking John Woo parody at this point.
Yeah the whole Hare thing. This was a story element that never really went anywhere later, but it somehow sticks around as a unique character train separating Wesson from the rest of the cast.
Juju seems to like guys who are forceful.