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February 24th, 2011

School Fight! Page 01 of 07 Comments about this page

School Fight!

(R; Pseudo-Biography) The mouth of a high school senior in 1976 repeatedly writes checks he can’t cash. Read the story overview for more behind-the-scenes details.

I used this page to relearn my long-lost traditional media touch. Every line and stroke was a struggle. The finished product was so rough-looking I ended up redrawing the entire page! This was done pre-research, so the lockers are off. The floor perspective in Panel 1 is still a bit forced. Oh yeah, the lettering was completely redone by hand, then pasted in with Photoshop.

Talk Back! Most recent of (6)

School Fight! - Nice Notes of Process

Dirk Tiede | Posted on March 5th, 2011 at 12:44 pm   

Looking good. I’m glad you got your WordPress issues finally sorted out.

I like your notes on the development of the process. Good stuff.

re: School Fight! - Nice Notes of Process

David Marshall | Posted on March 5th, 2011 at 2:58 pm   

Thanks, Dirk. For those of you not in the know, Dirk’s a personal friend who’s also a successful web comics author. He writes, draws, goes to all the cons .. he’s everywhere at once! Go ahead, visit him at Paradigm Shift and try to keep up with him. I dare ya!

School Fight! - Nice Design and Footnotes

Don MacDonald | Posted on March 9th, 2011 at 2:10 pm   

Agree with Dirk. The site looks great: nice uncluttered design, great comics of course. I’m a big proponent of footnotes too (though I’ve been lax recently.) They’re a worthwhile addition.

re: School Fight! - Nice Design and Footnotes

David Marshall | Posted on March 9th, 2011 at 2:29 pm   

It’s a special honor when Don chimes in. Between his tireless dedication to research and craft (black-and-white wash ain’t for sissies), family life and career, he shouldn’t be wasting his valuable time on my chicken scratches. Don’t believe me? Check out for some really good work! As if you need an added bonus, his site is optimized for all web browsers.

The tough love of Saturn in Libra

Wentsnupt | Posted on March 24th, 2012 at 3:47 pm   

Don’t leave her alone now, because this is a time where your girlfriend needs you more than ever. The tough love of Saturn in Libra, the sign of togetherness and cooperation, continues to turn your attention to your personal pleasure, love, children and creativity. This is achieved by increasing muscle mass while at the same time lowering body fat percentage.

re: The tough love of Saturn in Libra

David Marshall | Posted on March 26th, 2012 at 11:52 am   

This amazingly well-timed comment makes you Spambot of the year! My personal life did get a little rocky this weekend, but settled back to normalcy only after following your advice. This has to be more than the result of random chance.

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