Readers! I’m so excited about this point in the story. Do you know why? This is the very last hand-drawn page of On Campus Comic. Every page from this point forward was drawn digitally, on my beautiful Huion tablet! (I did a few pages on the tablet prior to this, but this is the point where hand-drawn art stopped altogether).
I love the control and flexibility that digital art gives me. I love what it does for my design possibilities. I can’t believe I waited as long as I did to jump on board.
I’d also like to give a shout-out to my faithful Plustek scanner, a gigantic beast of a machine that scanned all my (large) hand-drawn pages one by freaking one over the first years of On Campus. Rest easy, you beautiful, monstrous machine. I hope you enjoy that big fluffy office shelf in the sky.
There’s never a to-do list so long that fate can’t intervene with one more item.
I picture Felicity as someone who has limited empathy for those under stress. I think, up to this point in her life, the world has been pretty predictable for Felicity. She has a personality that makes it easy for her to play by the world’s rules, and she doesn’t quite “get” why other people struggle more than she does.
But don’t worry, I won’t leave Felicity as a two-dimensional character forever. There hasn’t been much opportunity yet to explore her personality, but just wait, faithful readers. Just wait.
So maybe Lex’s night isn’t turning into a total dumpster fire after all.
Have you ever had a clever friend do you a favor to give you some alone time with your crush? I’ve been on the receiving end and the giving end of this phenomenon. Matchmakers of the world unite!
You’ve gotta hand it to Turner, he sure knows how to step right in it.
How are they going to snap Lex out of this end-of-semester panic? Tune in next week to find out!
One of the things I like about writing the On Campus comic is that I get to spend a fair amount of time poking fun at my own anxiety. Lex’s face in these panels is a rough approximation of my face when I’m all wound up about nothing.
Anxiety can really be a jerk. Sometimes it’s reassuring to make it funny instead.
What makes YOU have this kind of face?
Can other creatives relate to that moment when you’re working on a project, you have the materials spread around you, and the bed you’re sitting on becomes the whole world? Nothing outside of that exists. That’s a good feeling. (Maybe less so when doing homework…)
Or maybe your creative raft away from the world isn’t your bed, but a desk, a couch, a dining room table. Most of the time, mine is the long end of my sectional. Tell me where you do your best focus work!