Anyway, I call this one The Megan Fox Effect. If only deodorant and fragrance manufacturers would realise the profit they could make by bottling the essence of Hollywood’s current favourite sex goddess. Think of all those Axe/Lynx ads, but invert them so it’s hunky guys going crazy for a decidedly ordinary girl… all thanks to the irresistible power of Fox, the Sexiest Woman in the World for a record second year in a row.
Oh, and out of interest, those Transformers cushions are 100% real. If you’re a die-hard Tranny fan (thanks, Harry Knowles for that term) you can actually buy them to pimp up your pad and really, um, impress the ladies. Because you know how hot girls get for big robots that turn into trucks and stuff.
Anyway, given that I provided a breakdown of my drawing process with the last comic, I thought some of you might be interested to see how this one originated.
Comic #48 is a prime example of a “lazy” strip that utilises a lot of copying and pasting. I use the word “lazy” because this approach involves less initial sketching and does ultimately make shading a lot easier. However, the actual collation process after scanning, making tweaks, corrections and just getting everything to match up perfectly, requires a much greater amount of time and effort. It can be very fiddly.
I was admittedly a little concerned that this comic wasn’t obvious enough in terms of what’s going on. The panels are packed with content, and I wasn’t quite sure how many readers could identify with the situation depicted. Then again, this is a girl speaking, and the “unwanted boner” dilemma is honestly one of life’s great curiosities to me. But obviously it must be a big issue for guys because the topic even received its very own chapter in Maddox’s Alphabet of Manliness. Oh to be a guy for a day…