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This one was a big undertaking. It’s a somewhat silly take on “What if Schrodinger’s Cat wasn’t just a thought experiment?” I was struggling with how to end the comic until I stumbled onto some old mugshots; I thought this would be a great opportunity to try to do something a little more realistic in that panel, and to play around with ink washes which I’ve never done before.
I also wanted to emulate the typewriter aesthetic of the old mugshots, so I ended up making all of the text on the last panel in Google Docs, then printing it onto bristol board (took awhile to figure out how to do that without causing a paper jam). Then I drew and ink-washed the portraits on a separate page, cut them out, and pasted them to that page, just as the real mugshot photos would have been done.
Overall I’m pleased with it, though there are some real technical flaws, especially in panel 2. I’m also disappointed I lost timelapse footage of the ink wash procedure, since I think that is probably the most effective part of the whole comic, and the most interesting part to see.
* Items in the experiment
* Mugshot idea
* General store sign
* Straight on portrait