OK, this wasn’t meant to be a U2 reference. Honestly, I swear, I don’t even like U2!
Anyway, this was one of the batch of what I’m labeling “nu-Waffles” strips I’ve done since moving. I didn’t like the writing on this one so it sat un-inked for a while. I just recently managed to rewrite it to satisfy my nitpicky mind.
I’ll be honest, this is sort of a reshash of a Calvin and Hobbes strip I love (from many). I’ve been watching a lot of family sitcoms and reading a lot of “classic”-style comic strips dealing with family/group dynamics, because I’m looking at them as the basics of writing simple fast and short gags, the kind that you can find in a comic strip that’s only three or four panels.
I think it’s working, I’m liking my own writing more and more these days. I try not to rely too much on just reading other comics to learn how to write effectively, which I know that sometimes you as a comic writer can do sometimes without knowing any better.
Anyway, I’m not really satisfied with this strip as it looks on the computer screen, but as I try to work and get better at making comics, I feel like I need to share my progress and get some feedback on it. Plus I need the inking and lettering practice.
It looks a lot better on paper as the original strip, honestly! You’ll be able to see it at the Waffles Tumblr page in a few days when I get around to queuing it.