Recently, my son has been drawing short 4-page comic books in his spare time, and is planning on a large 8-page one featuring Bulldogs playing Baseball (The Bulldogs are the school mascot/team name).
Here is a rare glimpse into the creative process involved in bringing these works of art to life.
I present to you, “Electro-Charles versus Hairy Potty!”
Enjoy! Transcript as follows:
Maebius: Here is the master comic, hard at work.
The Artist: Oh hi! I’ll start with the face… Then draw the rest of the hair… The eyes, the nose, and the mouth…
The body, his legs, his arms… I added spears since he’s in battle. Facing a Hairy Toilet.
Maebius: Could you read the comic for us quickly before you finish the artwork? So that the read… viewers of this video can see the comic?
The Artist(affecting his ‘erudite’ accent): Alright, I’ll finish it later.
Electro-Charles versus Hairy…
Electro-Charles (points to picture) versus Hairy potty (points to picture).
(turns page) Zaaaaap!
(third page) Hairy potty is terrorizing the city with his henchmen.
(while pointing out features of the illustration) Henchmen… city people… (Maebius mumbles something in the background to acknowledge the contents of the illustration)
(turns to final page) Electro-Charles defeated Hairy potty and saved the world.
Maebius: Excellent! We’ll have pictures when the comic is finished and coloured. Good bye.