And that’s the end of the Big City storyline. Tomorrow begins the Holiday Special!
I know some artists like to draw the panels separately; I normally draw all the panels together on a page (as evidenced by my extremely wobbly and slanted dividing lines), but today I actually replaced an entire panel. After I inked I realized Lance wasn’t favoring his arm. Sometimes I just let things like this go, but it was the Shameless Objectification of Lance panel, and we all know how I like those. Here’s the old version, for your edification:
The redo also gave me a second chance at that line!
Eskimo runs a garden hose over a pipe on which a shower curtain has been hung.
ESKIMO: How’s the shower?
ESKIMO: You better come out. The cardboard tub box is melting.
LANCE (shivering): Are there any like paper napkins or… old receipts…
ESKIMO: Uh. Can’t you use in the inside of the curtain?
LANCE: It’s wet. And black.
ESKIMO (sorting through a pile of junk): All right. Hang on. (suddenly excited) Lance! Look what I found under the “summer fun” box!
LANCE: Beach towel?
ESKIMO: Oh, no. You’re going to have to stand there until you air-dry. (lifting a plastic tub patterned with cartoon fish) The kid’s wading pool. (smiling) I think we’re going to be all right here.
LANCE: Can I borrow your jacket?