Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Click the image to view the extended version

This was the idea that came out in the weekly paper a couple of weeks ago (you can see that one here). I also created an extended version inserting some extra panels to properly introduce the newcomers and draw some history into them as well. But right after posting it I realized it may be more of a disadvantage making it merely amusing than funny.
This is what I've written ten days later when I finally finished with the strip and posted it in my deviantART page. I can't, for the life of me, post something I deem imperfect so even if it takes or, in this case, weeks for me to come up with something palatable I'd do so even if it means delaying a post or something. Deadlines can be a real killer but it's also a great motivator for me to constantly come up with something. With this one I felt I haven't explained things well enough with such a small space so I had to come up with a Sunday format type of strip that delves into the characters' relationship with each other which also shows bits and pieces of their history that would hopefully whet your appetites into wanting to see and know more.

Also, a great deal of reason for the delay was the corruption of the original file after a brief power interruption while I was working with it. I had to give myself space by working on two strips (ones that came out prior to this one) to exorcise all the frustrations and disappointments weighing down on me out of my system before I touched it again.

* West Side is published weekly in Philippine News.

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