What did you think? The dog was never going to talk? That this whole comic would be done in pantomime? Come on. With a title character who’s more laconic than the Frankenstein monster, we needed someone to be the voice of the comic. That’s Scout. So far his gift of gab hasn’t helped him much, but maybe once he settles into his environment he’ll be more persuasive. Or go feral. I haven’t decided.
Below I’ve posted my first pass on panel three, where Scout speaks to the raccoon. Initially, I thought it’d be fun to show the dialogue juxtaposed over what the raccoon was actually hearing (barking) but it really made for a noisy, aggressive panel. The moment’s quieter than that, so I removed the “bark” graphic and trusted that readers were savvy enough to know that dogs generally can’t speak english.
As you read this, the Scout Sketch Card is in the mail to a very enthusiastic winner. But with Halloween so close, I decided to make a special, Halloween-themed Bigfoot sketch card for the next giveaway. This time, I’m counting on those of you with Twitter accounts to spread the word and enter for a chance to win it. Details on the Giveaway Page! As always, thanks for reading. -v
Untold Tales of Bigfoot is for grown-ups and kids. Let’s keep the comments appropriate.