1. Sha-Guo 27

Yay claustrophobia! Sliding doors on the bunks for privacy but also even more claustrophobia. It’s normal on boats like this, but I personally could not live like that, in a 6-bunk cabin with no window. I already had a claustrophobia attack once in a fairly roomy 3rd class Finland ferry cabin with 4 bunks and no window (because it was below the fucking water line :((((((( …). What can I say, I enjoy drawing comics about fascinating things that I’d rather not do in real life.

Some reasons why this took so long are on one hand that I was scared of the interiors on this page, paired with being dissatisfied with how I drew the last page (not the chibi panels, but the normal panels). Even though I’ve drawn elaborate interiors many times before. Funny how easy it is to forget all the hundreds of comics pages I’ve drawn before that turned out okay or even very good. Now that I finished it I can say I kind of enjoyed the relatively slow detail work. ^^

Maybe also the corona circumstances are doing unexpectedly weird shit with my brain, because yesterday I finally got my act together by telling myself: “Hey, let’s pretend just for fun that I’m a serious comics artist! What would I do with my day then?! :D” Now that I spent two days like that, I’m a bit confused about what else I was supposed to be … :-s

*~ Bonus content: Inktober drawings ~*

The one drawing every day of the month challenge. Here are the ones related to Dog Island and Driftwood:

Three prompts in one – #inktober day 4: Radio / #dashtober day 4: Song / #magtober day 4: Shuffle your music and draw based off the song
I shuffled all my music and got The Stone Roses: Mersey Paradise. Which might be something Willie would listen to on the radio of her walkman and sing along to (out of tune) and change the words of. :3 (It actually works because ‘Tyne’ with a Geordie accent sounds more like ‘toon’ …)
This place is in Byker, Newcastle in the industrial area where Quayside becomes St. Lawrence Road. Though I’m not sure if it looked about the same in 1998 as it does today.

Prompt from #dashtober2020 day 6: Stripes (тельняшка) :3

Prompt from #peachyfrogtober day 11: Bedtime
Willie is reading the Ithaca chapter of Ulysses, specifically the part “What relation existed between their ages?” …

16 years before in 1888 when Bloom was of Stephen’s present age Stephen was 6. 16 years after in 1920 when Stephen would be of Bloom’s present age Bloom would be 54. In 1936 when Bloom would be 70 and Stephen 54 their ages initially in the ratio of 16 to 0 would be as 17 1/2 to 13 1/2, the proportion increasing and the disparity diminishing according as arbitrary future years were added, for if the proportion existing in 1883 had continued immutable, conceiving that to be possible, till then 1904 when Stephen was 22 Bloom would be 374 and in 1920 when Stephen would be 38, as Bloom then was, Bloom would be 646 while in 1952 when Stephen would have attained the maximum postdiluvian age of 70 Bloom, being 1190 years alive having been born in the year 714, would have surpassed by 221 years the maximum antediluvian age, that of Methusalah, 969 years, while, if Stephen would continue to live until he would attain that age in the year 3072 A.D., Bloom would have been obliged to have been alive 83,300 years, having been obliged to have been born in the year 81,396 B.C.” (page 794 in the Penguin Twentieth Century Classics edition from 1992)

I myself recently read that passage to my SO (who also has a special interest in mathematics but sadly had not read Joyce before), and since Willie has the book …

Prompt from #majasbokdrawtober2020 day 12: Scene under a table
Masha slumbering under the table while the whole crew is having dinner at Eva and Aeron’s place ♥


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