OK, I didn’t do any comics with the dogs for many months– and now I’ve done 5 within a month. This will be the last one for a little while; we’ll get caught up with events back in Boise again. The Military Working Dogs will be put up for adoption, and obviously they will be seen again at some point– most likely in context with the regular cast of characters.
That also means this will be the last of modern-day Klink and Schultz, too. I hope folks liked seeing these two in their modernized guises.
I wonder what dogs think of when they see a debutante “purse dog”? Do they think about what a lucky break that dog has, living a life of privilege? Or do they think “that’s not one of us”. And if they see a Police dog, do they think, “hide the Milk-Bones, it’s the cops!”
I over-think these things.
Artistically speaking, this comic was produced 100% digitally. There is no paper original. I am experimenting more and more with PhotoShop Layers and other things. I’m not sure if I like it, to be honest. I think it actually took me longer, although that may just be the lack of practice (and the uncertainty that comes with that). I took photographic references and gave them Layers in PhotoShop and used them as the basis for the drawings. While the images are technically good, and clean (easy to color, not a lot of artifacts), there’s a forced quality to them that undermines my usual sense of accomplishment. Again, perhaps with practice I’d feel more confident in using photos as a general reference rather than relying on them too much.
Other projects are planned, and I am also going to try to update the Patreon page (finally) and get pictures done for the cast of character page as well (long overdue). This year I’m going to try to also release some greeting cards, free for download– print them and fold them for quick greeting cards for a variety of occasions. Don’t expect Hallmark… these will be BOHICA Blues humor, dry as the desert it was born in.