Hmmm, it looks like Bratty and Sardonica caused some trouble for our boys here.
The porcupine in the last panel originally said a different line, which was a bit naughty, and I dropped it in favor of a simple visual gag. He was fun to draw.
It only took me since July¹, but with this comic I realized “Oh, I could just draw my backgrounds on separate layers.” Panel backgrounds is something I want to improve upon, and this method helped me focus. The advice I read before too is, draw your backgrounds first.
I decided to drop the thick, perfect panel edges in favor of my Panels Classic™ with the wobbles and such (I just trace the pre-made panels now). I was on the fence about keeping the nice panels, and reader feedback pushed me back to the old ways.
¹ When I bought my Microsoft Surface Pro 3.
[[HB stands on No Filter Fox’s porch, very upset and yelling.]]
HB: Oh no!
No Filter Fox: What’s wrong?
[[HB and No Filter Fox are inside the house. A Christmas tree is along the back wall.]]
HB: The Santa for our Christmas party cancelled!
[[No Filter Fox holds up a smart phone.]]
No Filter Fox: Relax. I know a guy.]]
[[Guy Porcupine dressed as Santa Claus stands before a group of little kids, and a couple cats.
Guy’s quills burst out of the costume.]]
Guy: Who wants a hug?
Kids and Cats: WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!
Hovertext: I’m not sure I would bring kids to any of No Filter Fox’s parties.
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