Sunday, January 18, 2009

Dingbat the Cactus

This year I'm doing Sunday format strips once a week (on Sundays most likely). Here's the first one. The timing and layouts are very different from the restrictions of the daily strip so it's been quite a challenge to get into the right creative zone. I added a second mini-strip underneath for no apparent reason. Back in the golden era of comics when cartoonists had a lot more space this was quite a common occurrence, often used to introduce or try out new strips. George Herriman started Krazy Kat as a mini-strip running underneath his "The Dingbat Family" feature (later regrettably renamed as "The Family Upstairs"). It represents a great deal of extra work which I suppose is why no one does it anymore.

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