Fail Whale

Fail Whale #1

Scooby-Dooby-Do, Where are you?
posted Oct 19, 2009
Fail Whale - Fail Whale #1 (Thorax O'Tool, Fail Whale)
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My first attempt at a f'real comic... if you don't count the Dr. O'Tool Zine.

I hand drew and inked this, and in the process I learned a few things:

1) Inking by hand is just as tedious as I thought it would be
2) My scanner suxx0rs... getting 14" x 17" into a legal-sized scanner proved to be more awkward than I thought.
3) I think I like a brush better than a nib
4) Those Walcom tablets sound mighty nice now
5) I now have an absolute, near god-like respect for Mick Gray

Anyway, enjoy! There will be (hopefully) 1x per week.

...and yes, the salmon is wearing bling. Get used to it, since this ocean gets a lot stranger than this...

by KevinFreitas on 10/19/2009 @ 7:03am
Ha! Well done Thorax, welcome to CLAW, and thanks for sharing your work here. Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

by NineInchNachos on 10/19/2009 @ 8:21am
looking good comrade. The inking of the sea weed turned out well. You should definitely pickup a drawing tablet... you can get some good line variety out of it.

I like your notes as well.



by LogJam on 10/19/2009 @ 11:14am
Briney stuff, alright! Looking forward to meeting you at the next CLAW meet.

by NineInchNachos on 10/19/2009 @ 3:50pm
some reason this conversation is not showing up in 'recent chatter' on homepage...

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/19/2009 @ 5:42pm
Wait until I get some more of the characters inked up!

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/19/2009 @ 6:39pm
I'll for sure be at the next CLAW meeting.

And RR... you're right. Humpies are asshats.

by NineInchNachos on 10/21/2009 @ 7:40pm
of course you realize whales aren't fish.

by NineInchNachos on 10/21/2009 @ 7:50pm

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/21/2009 @ 7:52pm
Two things, Sir:

1) There is a whale, named Walbert. He will be showing up soon, as I am finalizing his design.

2) in regards to the twitter whale: WTF?

by marumaruyopparai on 10/21/2009 @ 11:23pm
asock = ascot ?