Cutesy Femme (Style 1)

6th Nov 2017, 6:01 AM
Cutesy Femme (Style 1)
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EssayBee 6th Nov 2017, 6:01 AM
I've had a lot of real-life stuff going on for the past few months, so I need a bit of time to get caught up on all of my comic work. Because of this, I'm gonna use November to post some miscellaneous Dude in Distress stuff (mainly pertaining to the in-progress print version of Episode 1).

Way back when I was developing what would become Dude in Distress, I was toying with the idea of a cutesy comic about kids inspired by Calvin and Hobbes and JL8. Ultimately, these ideas fizzled as Dude in Distress took shape, and the style of the comic changed a lot as well.

Anyway, enter the print copy of Dude in Distress. Because of panel layout in the print version (2 panels per page), any strip with an odd number of panels will always end with a blank panel. Instead of leaving numerous blank panels, I decided it'd be cool to put little pics of Femme, Clark, and the gang in those spaces. However, I wanted it to be obvious that they were just little images and not part of the story, so I decided I wanted to do them in a cutesy style, very different from the regular art (sort of like Savunn does for her Savunn's Corners over in Fusion).

Well, I thought back to the Calvin and Hobbes-/JL8-inspired ideas I had early on, and did some sketches of characters in a style that was closer to those comics.

Here are some colored headshots of Femme in such a style. There's another style I messed with, and I'll be posting that next week.

We'll get back to the story on December 4 (where the actual date begins).


Black Rose 6th Nov 2017, 8:22 AM
Should let Dasien creator TV's Mr.Neil do his take on the Dude in Distress characters..!
EssayBee 6th Nov 2017, 9:59 AM
Neil's work is always great (and he's a fellow Adam Warren fan), and Dasien gets my highest recommendation for any folks out there who haven't yet read it.
Black Rose 8th Nov 2017, 8:22 AM
What of My Little Pony Equestria Girls?
EssayBee 10th Nov 2017, 11:40 AM
Never really watched MLP and never really understood the appeal of it (although I have a few friends who really liked it). I did like the Bob's Burgers episode that parodied the grown-man fandom of it, though.