Today we begin a flashback scene that will eventually tie up some loose ends, answer some questions, and flesh out the details of many of the events of the story thus far. This flashback will continue into the new year, so buckle in. Right off the bat, we get the final confirmation on the protected land:
Michael (The Naturalist) was indeed successful, decades ago, in getting the land (where Bigfoot happens to live) declared protected land. No hunting. No trapping. Now, that only works when you don’t have a pair of dopes like Chet and Wayne breaking all kinds of federal laws to hunt up some trophies. But, for the most part, it was The Naturalist who managed to make Bigfoot’s habitat much safer than it otherwise would’ve been. So good on you, Naturalist!
Unfortunately, it seems that even years ago there were hunters setting traps. And though Bigfoot thinks he’s fixed the problem by collecting the traps, he may have just made things worse, alerting the unknown trappers to his presence. I wonder if The Naturalist has any more tricks up his sleeve?
Below I posted the pencils and inks from this page. Couple weeks ago I noted that I’m not penciling backgrounds as often as when I first started this experiment. In many cases, I’ve been opting to go right in with the inks. But you can see from the following pencils that there are some pages where I feel it’s necessary to define the backgrounds with pencil before inking. That’s what I like about this project. Every page is a new adventure. : ) -v