Monday, April 16, 2007

Happy tax day

About today's installment

Ta-da! It's the first group shot of all the Michaels. In real life their heights would be as follows: Lacey is 6'5": bigger than everybody. Crane is 6'2". That's how tall my boyfriend is, so that is, to my mind, the most handsome height to be. Connor, Bryce, Stuart, and Jason are all of average height: about 5'10". Toomey is somewhere between 5'2" and 5'6". He's the star so he gets to be the shortest. That sounds backwards but look at the third panel and you will see how Toomey fits neatly under a speech balloon while Crane's face falls slightly above eye level.

The way these "real life" heights translate into cartoon heights is flexible. When I show people having a conversation the height differences will be minimized so they fit neatly in frame. At other times I will exaggerate the height differences for dramatic or comedic effect. You would call this cheating but I call it cartoonist license because cartoonist license implies that I know what I'm doing and not just making it up as I go along.


Z-Maker said...

It's an update! ;)
Gotta say, every time I come here, I get soooo inspired by what you do my friend.
This series is such a pleasure to read, and I look forward to seeing where these boys are going to take us.

Speaking of which--Buff Blonde doesn't seem to like Toomie very much does he?
Jealous much?


Chris said...

Thanks, Z. Looking forward to the next installment of Myth!

theGayMonsters said...

Another fabulous installment! I love the group shot. :)