So Dedlok made a “spray” from a Dumbing of Age panel for Team Fortress 2. I show it off now, because it is hilarious.
This webcomic probably doesn’t have quite the same action figure dork following that my other webcomic does, but I should probably note here that I’m gonna be artist-alleying it up at BotCon this weekend in Pasadena, California. I won’t be at my table all the time since there’s panels I want to see, but I will definitely be findable. You could probably spot my red luau shirt from space.
Sarah’s out of the top image. It makes me very sad. I have big plans for her, but all of these plans stem from her being avoidant and generally anti-people. And having her interact with everyone all the time right off the bat works against that idea, so there hasn’t been very much of her so far.
Regrettably, since she’s one of my favorites.
Meanwhile, I figgered I should have the actual top three DoA characters ranked by number of appearances up in the header. That, at the moment, has Joyce waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay in the lead, with everyone else sort of gathered around the middle battling for second and third place. Joe and Billie take that honor, respectively. Look at the tag cloud down in the lower left to see for yourselves. I think I might start swapping out the people up top as they jostle for position. (Man, this storyline has a lot of Dorothy. She has a real shot of getting up there in a month or so.)
In the meantime, a minor goal of mine is to get Sarah earning her place at the top again. Unfortunately, Sarah won’t like it.
Here’s something I’ve decided to crosspost from my DeviantArt:
So I’m thinking, man, my original model sheet for Dumbing of Age‘s Dorothy doesn’t really cut it anymore, but didn’t I draw it just — oh my Lord, that art is ten months old already! Whoa, how time flies.
Dorothy got redrawn. I’m not sure exactly what for, other than to satisfy myself, as it’s not like Dorothy’s full-body art is all over my website or anything. It was an itch I needed to scratch.
More important than representing the little nips and tucks she’s accumulated over the past year is her expression and posture. When I drew the first Dorothy, what was most prominent about her to me was “She Wants To Dump Danny But Hasn’t Worked Up The Courage Yet,” and so her pensive, almost sad look made sense at the time. But that’s not really what Dorothy’s about, and it certainly hasn’t been what she’s been about since about October! I wanted a bit more of the gung-ho, studious Dorothy. So now she’s standing up right, smiling, and holding a book.
The unfinished sketch in the middle had a more interesting pose, I think, but I didn’t like her head being down and her posture needed to be more defiant, so I started over with the finished version on the right.
Physical things that seem to have changed: Head’s smaller. Body’s thinner. Her clothes fit. Dropped coloring the lower lip at some point.
When he said he was gay last week, that might have been a clue!
This has been an unfortunately necessary public service announcement. You may return to, undoubtedly, continuing to ask every day if Ethan is gay in this universe.