El Goonish Shive

danshive:

FRIDAY!

Story -  EGS:NP -  Sketchbook - 

danshive:

FRIDAY!

Story -  EGS:NP -  Sketchbook - 

So why is the fat one the bad guy again? Why is your comic full of friendly skinny people, and grumpy fat people like George, Tensaided and now Rich? DO YOU HATE FAT PEOPLE? WHY MUST YOU BE SO CLOSE-MINDED IN YOUR COMIC ABOUT FURRYS AND GAY PEOPLE AND TRANSGENDER TRANSFORMATION THINGS?
Anonymous

danshive:

Because every day I look at my fat, grumpy self in the mirror and say “grumpiness is the way of my people.”

Also, George and Tensaided are awesome, and I clearly need to make Susan heavier so she’ll fit in at the grumpy meetings.

In today's sketchbook: does short Susan not have the larger hips, or were they originally exaggerated in the NP by posture and stuff?
Anonymous

danshive:

The NP comics showed her at angles deliberately meant to accentuate their size for emphasis without making them bigger than they are. In the sketchbook, Susan is turned slightly with her legs bent in a way that doesn’t accentuate them. In addition, her arms and posture are such that her upper body look bigger, reducing contrast with her lower body.

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One might argue I should have gone with a different pose to accentuate them better, given that it’s one of the differences between normal and short Susan, but I really liked this pose. It made sense for the sketchbook to just be Susan at the pool doing something someone at a pool who is there for themselves and not to be eye candy would do.

Speaking of which, it really isn’t that odd that Susan would wear a bikini. The primary reason she wouldn’t would be because men might stare, but the thought of that causing her to not wear what she wants to wear would rebound and want to make her wear it more, because to hell with dudes effectively deciding what she wears for her.

danshive:

Next story comic Thursday because I am a MONSTER! A monster who decided the next script wasn’t actually in character and rewrites and yadda yadda yadda >_<

Luke said earlier that in his aura vision, orange means magic mark, green means something else "like that shadow guy", even if now he's just blindly jumping to the conclusion that green = super powerful and flashing white = powerful times infinity. In lieu of furthering the divulgation of magical knowledge, would it be spoilery to ask what would Luke see when looking at Nanase? Ellen? Elliot? Mr. Verres?

danshive:

It would be different from magic marks but different from Grace. Whether it would be more “clear” to him what those auras mean than Grace’s alien-hybrid aura is currently unknown.