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About The Successlessness Story Arc...

Journal Entry: Tue May 19, 2015, 8:44 PM
Given that I actually do have a life outside of art, from dating to politicking, from working to business projects, I have restricted how much detail I will put into RussoTrot. This strip doesn’t pay anything after all. I do it for the love of the strip, and comic strips in general. It is a guilty pleasure that, saying the least, I continue to enjoy immensely. The Denise Russo: Her 13 Lives project gives me the chance to pit my love of good story telling with that of the majors. Not that they notice, mind you. This strip is merely fan fiction, and that’s fine. I’d like to think that ultimately, Bill Amend wouldn’t strait out punch me in the face over it. Then again, who knows? I’ve never met the dude, but I’d like to think our heroes don’t go ape$#%@ over petty things of the like. If I had a nickel for every fan fiction out there, I’d have a strange way of making money. Regardless, I’ve kept the amount of time I dedicate to the art itself to a minimum, the “weekly” strips being drawn in a limited area of 8 1/2in by 2 15/16in boxes. This keeps the dialogue and the amount of art from going overboard, taking up half my day to size and added detail. With this and the fact that dialogue in the “weekly” variants have no word bubbles, I have to limit the drawings to account for the words. That keeps me within the consistency of the original Foxtrot weeklies and leaves me plenty of free time to do whatever suits my fancy. This story arc however requires a deviation from the main theme. I want to make sure that “Successlessness” is done properly and with the detail that it deserves. This one has been long in the coming, and frankly I’m really stoked to see how it turns out. Thus some changes to the original art style will be applied to up the grade of quality. First, I will draw into larger versions of my weekly frame sets. There’s a better amount of artistic freedom that can be had this way. Additionally, the dialogue will appear in word bubbles so that background art can be applied without issue. These larger frames will then be sized back down after completion to fill the original size, giving a much more detailed comic strip. Being that this is just an experiment, I will use this to gauge future RussoTrot “weekly” strips and we’ll see if it’s not too much of a hassle. I still have a life, after all. The “Sunday” variant will remain the same either way. Having been said, I hope you enjoy this particular story arc as we continue with the life and times of Denise Russo and family...


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Adam Fire Cat
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When I tell people the story of my life, I sound like I'm making it up... So I'll just say I'm some guy who dabbles in the artistry of comic strips. I think we can all agree to that, can't we? Yeah... sounds reasonable.


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