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More Lemon Drop!

When I took on this project, my idea was to draw the story in a 1930’s/40’s newspaper comic strip style. I wanted to go for a cross between Milton Caniff and Roy Crane.

By the time I had done the character designs I’d dropped the idea of ape-ing a specific artists style, but what I kept was the idea of simplifying the facial details a-la Roy Crane and letting my cartoonier aspects out in a way I wouldn’t in a straight adventure strip. I also tried to reign in my Alex Raymond/ Hal Foster influenced inking style and go for a wetter, thicker style like Caniff. I’m not sure how successful I’ve been, but I think I emulated the feel of the era fairly well.

Here’s another sneak peek.

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