Well, I'm back from Vegas, and Kristen and I had a blast. A couple of tips: Hold off on visiting the Liberace Museum until the renovations are completed in a few months. Also, in the MGM Grand, the fourth "Elvis" slot machine from the left is hot. Now back to the toons:
How did you like the reruns of some of the CE strips? When I posted them, I compared them to my current work. I can see improvement in the artwork, and I think the wording is tighter, but I may have gotten away from some of the strip's original charm. The CE strips were created with a 6 per week format in mind. This allowed me to develop storylines and characters a little more. With the current 3 per week format, I have the mentality that each gag has to stand alone more often. This may have resulted in a little stagnation. In the future I'll try to create more ongoing storylines. I think this will help with the creative process, and me to further develop the characters.
One of my priorities is to develop Andy's (the grandson) character more. I think he should be more than a character that sets up Lester's punchlines.
Walter (Lester's son) adds little right now. I'll have to look into his professional life more.
One of the surprising things that evolved that I like is Lester's relationship with Annie. I think that their friendship/relationship has a lot of charm and potential.
Well, I'm here to get your feedback too. Do you agree or disagree with my assessments? Any other suggestions?