Thursday, June 22, 2006

Digital

You may remember a story I did right at the start of 2005 about The Child, where the bald, sexless infant said "things are going to change", over and over again. After that story, something did change, but no one spotted it, and I have spent many nights hugging my sides and weeping as a result.

What changed was, I started drawing people with the full complement of fingers rather than three-fingered Simpsons hands. I only point this out because in looking for a book to read last night, I found an old bookmark from 2003, on which I had drawn one of those three fingered hands. It looked pretty strange, but after all, "strange" 'is just "change" spelt slightly differently.

My message of change has gone nationwide since then. I leave you with an alarming photograph from the Conservative Party conference earlier this year.



UK residents: don't buy any new gloves.

8 comments:

noexes said...

Wait, so the conservative party is preaching change. AWESOME

John A said...

Our Conservative party is probably close to your Green party on the political spectrum. I could draw a graph, but i don't really want to.

Sam Logan said...

Ah yes, and here in British Columbia our "Liberal Party" is our conservative party. Fantastic!

TKMoore said...

I feel badly for not noticing the new, improved hands, because I think you have some of the finest artwork -- and I'm not just thinking about Ames here. I could probably try to wrangle this into a belated compliment about the best artists' details are unnoticeable, but that's dishonest. I look forward to increasing anatomical accuracy on SGR!

Spiderbaby said...

That's depressing. First, because my smug mode is now permamently broken. Secondly, because of my recent investment in the largest UK-based glove manufacturer this side of Basingstoke - my gut said "go mittens!"

And the digit difference does seems to happen immediately in
Chapter 21.

Mizufae said...

i totally noticed when it happened! I just didnt connect it to the "change" baldy kid. i remember noticing because I had decided to teach myself to draw characters SGR style since copying is the best way to start if you're awful to begin with (which i am/was.) I had been drawing some bits from the pre-anatomically correct strips, and then i tried something from a more recent strip and i was like "omg, five fingers!"

maybe nobody noticed because you didn't show it off like they did in Butternet Squash.
http://www.butternutsquash.net/assets/pages/bns-comic77.html

rob said...

"Anatomically accurate" is an inherently creepy phrase. I'm just saying.

Kitten said...

Buggerell, that's a bit obscure.