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Tuesday, December 16th, 2008


There was a comic in my original high school sketchbooks called “Lance and Eskimo Are No Longer Interested In Women,” but I’m going in a slightly different direction with it than I did at the time. It’s going to be another of those rare storylines that is not based on a movie or musical.

Once again, I’m trying out a new style with this title page. I didn’t think I’d have time to color it in finals week (I underestimated my desire to procrastinate), so I did a line drawing as shading-y as any comic. Then I scanned it into Illustrator, live-traced, and drew slightly offset blocks of color. I went with faded colors to make it look weirdly intense and gritty. It’s unclear why.

What do Lance and Eskimo do now that they’re no longer interested in women? Apparently, Eskimo studies and contemplates, and Lance paints nude women out of a girly mag. The looming ship in a bottle in the background represents that they now have time to make a ship in a bottle.

Lance and Eskimo, written & drawn by Laura Hughes. Webcomic 2007-present; stories & characters developed 1998-present. Come for the surreal parody, lovable scamps, and persistent homoeroticism, stay for the passing flashes of quality!

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