OK, so I’m giving SimCity a break. It feels mean to poke at them anymore. There are a lot of exhausted engineers at Maxis right now trying to save their baby, and my heart goes out to them.

This is my first ‘real’ attempt to produce one of these in a way that I would try to repeat.

I’m evolving the designs on characters as fast as I can, and doing them all-digital.

I do want a sort of handcrafted look though, reminiscent of Bill Watterson’s Sunday strips (God I loved those).

I’m playing a lot with line thickness and really just learning how to frame a comic properly and make a conversation flow. I have no idea what I’m doing, in case you can’t tell.

If nothing else, this continued progression should be an interesting look at a series of mistakes and how I deal with them.