First up is James and the Giant Peach! I remember reading this book back in the fourth grade and loving it. Then being disappointed by the movie which changed many of the elements from the book that made the story so satisfying. Still, it gave stop motion animation a badly needed spotlight, so for that I'm grateful at least. The bugs were always my favorite part of the book but sadly, I only had room for one. Also felt this was a more realistic way of making the peach giant. Just hope nothing pokes it!
Last week, I mentioned I was taking a break from Bubble Fox. Well, it's true and it's also important to squash an easy-to-spread rumor before it starts. I am NOT quitting! I'm just taking a month off is all. It may not always seem like it, but cartooning takes a lot of time. One strip alone usually takes several hours to do, and that doesn't even include colored comics! Now multiply that by 8-10, and you can see where I'm coming from here. I've been cartooning nonstop since 2008 more or less. In that time, I've graduated college, become a full-time stagehand, tabled at cons and dealt with a troubling amount of personal and family issues. Sometimes, we just get burned out and need a break. I know it's easy to fear such things given how many artists take breaks that wind up never ending. But I promise all of you it's only for a month and come October, Bubble will be back foxing it up like never before! In the meantime though, some pals have agreed to house sit for me while I'm gone so be ready for a guest month of epic proportions! So be ready!
You may be asking yourself "Why Bubble Fox and not this blog or Peppertown?" Well, the art for this blog is fairly quick to produce since the pencils already exist. And most of Peppertown has been complete for YEARS now! It's only just now getting posted. Bear in mind I don't do roughs anymore. When you see a Bubble strip, your seeing it as I do: From my mind to the page! Anyway, I hope that clears everything up.
Well, that's all for this week. We'll be back next time with a magical little girl that predates most of the ones who've shined in the manga world for decades! Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!