Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Judge parker Process
Everyone has an iPhone 4 at least, if not a 6, yet we never saw them buy or upgrade---that happens between panels I guess. In the old days things didn't change much on a strip like this. The poor folks still eat in that same lame, weird 70's kitchen with the planters on each side of the kitchen table--ugh! Man I hate drawing that weird set-up, which I'm sure looked spiffy in 73.
Who knows really if anyone but a few old time readers or the feverish message board trolls pays any attention to this type of thing--but as the artist on the strip this is part of the gig. I notice other strips in the heyday of continuity and soap strips did have plenty of change of seasons in the stories and I think that added another layer to them and made them more realistic. Sophie is 16 and has been for 6 years, Woody asked me to mature her a bit, which I have but I guess she'll be stuck there for another 20 years---if the strips lasts that long in papers.
Looks like we are about to revisit Derek, AKA Bender Blaster Master, Sophie's boyfriend( or was he) and that storyline from my first year or so on on the strip. Excerpts of that story was used in an anti-bullying comic.