Cartooning Like You Mean It

Cartooning, Teaching & Living – by Tom Hart

Second Obstruction: Tom’s Response, part 3

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Here’s my third panel, probably the 4th going forward. I really wrestled with this one. I realized that I’m now trying to add conflict where previously I had created flippancy (the last panel.)

My main concern (and I might have to concede failure) was wanting the thread between the eventual panel 1 of this strip and the final panel of the abduction strip. Trying to give myself enough to work with to go backwards to panel 1, trying to link to the last panel of strip 1 and 2- it’s too many balls in the air.

Matt might be right- maybe I’m in a panic.

The original version of this panel read: “He won’t shut up about having to come out here/Do you have of those colored valium?” You can see a bunch of notes and the strip in progresshere. I giggled myself silly when I introduced the idea of the gun. This project was already worth it, if just for that.

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Written by hutchowen

June 11, 2007 at 12:30 pm

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  1. Conflict! incident! Excitement! Story! Get Robert McKee on the phone!

    We’re moving along nicely here.NOW it starts to get difficult. Why are they shooting at the nice dolphin? Why are they in a giant teacup? How will this connect to the previous strip?

    M

    Matt Madden

    June 11, 2007 at 1:20 pm

  2. Indeed- it DID get hard there…

    Hutch Owen

    June 11, 2007 at 5:47 pm


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