#7, Pg. 6 | Fail Wales

#7, Pg. 6 | Fail Wales

March 9, 2017 in Issue 7
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Caley Tibbittz Collopy 9th Mar 2017, 1:26 PM
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A funny thing happened when I was drawing the issue #7 cover -- I started writing dialogue for it in my head. At first it was a lark, but then it really clicked as a big important series of character moments.

The nitpicker in me has always been annoyed at covers which don't really fit perfectly into the narrative they represent, because then we're looking at a mini-poster which is mildly disconnected from the story's action.

Because of this, I really enjoy utilizing my cover art directly in the story's pages. So far, the only covers I've made for SCK which didn't subsequently appear in their issues are the covers to #1 and #4 (but they both fit squarely into the narratives).

The "finished" script I wrote for this page contained a funny bit where Kathryn asks Julia to make her short skirt longer, but I ran out of room -- this is 11 panels, and including everything I wrote would have brought it up to 15 panels (even I think that's too many).

This page took a lot more finessing to get right than I expected; turning one image into 11 in a way I felt was compelling enough to bother with -- and then lettering the damn thing with a fresh epithet for the bloody Welsh -- took about 2.5 days.

I was really hoping it'd be a little quicker so I could have ANOTHER new page up by Saturday, but... let's say, Monday? Ish?

(I'll run a cool fanart on Monday if I'm not done with page 7 by then.)

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SpeedStream Comics 30th Mar 2017, 11:08 AM
SpeedStream Comics
This is getting me very excited!
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 11th Apr 2017, 1:31 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Glad to hear it! Sorry for the delay on the next page; personal issues have gotten in the way, but it will be up soon.
zaptoid 30th Mar 2017, 11:43 AM
Great work! Unfortunately not appreciated in today's world. Had you done this work in the 60's you'd be in the money and well respected...hmmm...I'm being a downer..but not really...you're just in the wrong decade...
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 11th Apr 2017, 1:32 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thanks for the compliment... and yeah, I've noticed that my art is not getting the some response online it would have gotten even back in the late '90s when I was learning to draw like this.

Maybe it'll do better in print...
dougwarner59 19th Apr 2017, 5:29 PM
Damn, does your artwork always look fantastic! Come on, leave room for people like me.
Guest 27th Jun 2017, 9:52 AM
Wow. is this thing Ever going to update?
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 28th Jun 2017, 2:46 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thanks for reading. And, yes, this comic will definitely update again (the next page is still sitting half-finished on my drawing table). Helping my disabled ex-wife move has taken over my life recently, but not permanently.
AmeliaP 30th Jul 2017, 8:39 PM
Awesome art! I'll track back and read the whole stuff.
Fedup 21st Sep 2017, 7:49 AM
How about a Fracking Update!
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 3rd Oct 2017, 5:34 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
My apologies, "Fedup". When I finally do get another page up, I'll boringly detail what caused this monstrous delay. "Personal issues" sorta covers it... "long, drawn-out divorce" is a bit more specific.
Fedup 8th Oct 2017, 8:00 AM
Much obliged!