A little doodle of Carolina in a costume to disguise her, *ahem* assets, for the amazingly sweet and hard working Amanda Lafrenais! She has a lovely comic, Love Me Nice, that you should all go read this very instant!
I coulda swore I was already following you! ANYWAY rebloggin’ cuz this is cccuuttteeeee
This is actually the opposite of a question, it is in fact, a statement.
I cannot wait for the next LMN page! I can't wait to see what Carolina says and her friends' reaction! The suspense is making my imagination spew out different scenarios! I love it! :D
Well I hope not to disappoint! But it sure gets me geared up to make these next few pages as fun as I can.
Do you think you could be life-long friends with any of your LMN or Slipshine characters?
No, because life-long friend implies a history together, and there’s no way you can have that with fictional characters. I could have the potential to be friends with some of them based on compatibility of personalities, sure. If I had to pick one, it’d be Tony, only because she’s actually partially modeled off one of my best friends.
Better than anonymous questions? On a side note, Kelly is, by far, everything that's onna bring me back to my nerdish, 15 year old days of wishing a toon was my girlfriend. I have set the bar to a new high... a new high that slurs her damned adorable speaking.
A lot of people seem to be crushin’ on Kelly. All I’m saying is, ya know, Kelly’s got some issues. Don’t get too clingy or attached. Just… just sayin.
I am back in the hotel and I’m hoping I can get a Love Me nice page pencilled but I’m super tired… maybe I can bang one out before tomorrow ends?
Bored to death at family reunion … so country … drew Mac in oversized suit … help
Once again, Since the bar was so slow tonight, I ended up doing gestures and sketching from life, something I haven’t done in a long time.
The first one is just a doodle of a very off-model Love Me Nice character who hasn’t been introduced yet, Neil included that in the scans cuz he’s silly.
30 second gesture in the center got the contrast knocked up because it was so light.
Seriously, that guy kept brushing his hair and stroking it and looked disdainfully at all of his food. Had to draw him.
Are any of you LMN or Slipshine characters based on yourself in some way? Like physically or mentally?
Oh, Jesus, yes. It’s like I chopped myself up into a million pieces, dumped that into a stew, and each ladle full is a different character, composed of many bits of “me.”
If you combined Kelly and Fran into the same person, you’d have most of the bits that make up my personality, I think? I dunno if I’m self-aware enough to know that. They kinda represent two halves of me that are always sorta butting heads and shape how I behave. Which implies something awful/hilarious, in later parts of the story.
In terms of appearances… uh… geez. I dunno.
It is only now I realize I have designed zero characters with a face that looks like mine. Hrrmm. I don’t seem to give anyone my nose. If Claire was fatter that’d be my build, and I kinda have Mac’s haircut. Um… so I’m like a Mac+Claire baby.
… That is fucking terrifying when I think of it that way.
Definitely something like a LMN toon. Probably something cutesy like Carolina (but not her specifically)?
Man, when you say that I just want it to be Kelly :U But I must refrain. Maybe I’ll try to out-cute Carolina?
Have you ever considered adding links to LMN and Slipshine from your Hentai-Foundry page? May get some more views :)
True! My Hentai Foundry page isn’t that popular, and I really haven’t had time to draw some nice pinups and porn that weren’t Slipshine exclusive. But mostly I’m lazy. I’m gonna actually try to be putting a personal site together this year, so we’ll see how that goes.
I also want to be careful, I don’t want people to assume Love Me Nice is pornographic — in fact, most my comic ideas aren’t. But there’s enough implied sex and partial nudity to possibly mislead someone who’s made their way over from my pornographic work, and such a thing has caused lewd comments and expectations expressed that I have had to censor as they were very inappropriate for the tone of that comic.
GO READ IT, BUTTFACES
(normally I don’t share updates via tumblr, that’s spammy, but it seemed appropriate due to my other posts today)
I was gonna put off the Love Me Nice page til tomorrow, so I could finish the last 3 Slipshine pages before I head to work. But you know what? There’s no way I’m getting the check in time for my rent, it doesn’t matter that I finish it 1 day sooner. And every time I’ve missed a LMN update, I’ve felt like a big dumb failure. Seriously, that this chapter isn’t done yet makes me feel so sad. I want to tell way more story.
SO FORGET ABOUT THAT MESS I’m scanning this page right now >:U Then I’ll NAP THE FUCK UP and get good and rested and slam Slipshine out of the park tonight!
Man, fuck my day job. Slipshine and Love Me Nice are not things I should be losing my marbles over. >:U RRRRR!!! Things’ll turn around soon, though.
MOTHER FUCKING DAYLIGHT get up out of my grill!
This will probably be online tomorrow :3 I gotta fix some -bad- mistakes, scan it, tone and dialogue. Aw yuss.
Sup Kelly, gotta nice face there
I got a question on my comic’s website that I thought would be fun to answer here too:
I have a feeling I may not love the answer either way because of bubble-bursting, but kind of important, I think: what are your toon characters’ voices like? Do they have ordinary human voices to fit their personalities, or do they have squeaky cartoon voices like they have the slapstick-reflex thing?
It really varies person to person. I know how most of their voices sound. I could probably list sound-a-likes per character if prompted. But in terms of “cartoony” voices, Mac Sr. naturally has a very cartoony voice that he’s trained down to a lower register to keep up appearances, whereas Mac Jr. has a normal voice he had to train up for the show. Claire also had a very high-pitched voice she’s embarrassed of that she’s toned down using various methods, like voice training and chain-smoking — it gets squeaky when she’s really excitable or freaked out (which doesn’t happen often, luckily enough for her). Kelly has a very cartoony voice and she pretty much can’t help it, she’s stuck with it. Carolina’s range is unpredictable, and her everyday register would sound relatively young-girl normal but would waver into much more cartoony areas if she got emotional.