Well, for those in the U.S.A celebrating Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving!It is a time of feasting and over-indulgence; reveling in plenty while being thankful for what we have… even if what we have is sparse.
In this comic, the cooks are being taught about the importance of temperature, both for storage and for cooking. Preventing or eliminating bacteria or mold or viruses and so on is a large part of the cook’s job. I don’t know exactly how cold things have to be for storage but -32 seemed pretty cold so I put that in there. Either way, it sure would be awful if mishandling created a mutant zombie virus…
Also, for this comic, I did not use any photographic references or bases, but I did use one of the digital “posable art dolls” in a program called “Clip Studio Paint”. This is a program that used to go by the name “Manga Studio” and while it is somewhat like PhotoShop, it is optimized for comics. I suspect they changed the name from “Manga Studio” to the more generic-sounding “Clip Studio Paint” in an attempt to widen their potential purchase audience, and step back from the appearance of being a manga-only application.
The posable art dolls in Clip Studio Paint take a bit of time to get used to, so the “Sergeant Baker” figure I made here is a bit stiff for my tastes. Hopefully as I get more used to the program I can put these to better use. The posable dolls allow me to draw the human figure and maintain proper perspectives and proportions, but they are only that– there are no details so facial features, uniforms, and so on are all mine. I feel better using these resources over photo references, since the end result is more “mine”.