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March 14th, 2012

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The Return

(R; Action/Social Satire) Estranged siblings reunite as adults. Their conflict is resolved with a telephone, but not the way you’d hope for. Read the story overview for behind-the-scenes details.

Talk Back! Most recent of (5)

My Long-Winded Endorsement:

Eric | Posted on March 16th, 2012 at 2:37 pm   

Love the color palette, Dave!


Jesse Farrell | Posted on March 18th, 2012 at 1:55 pm   

Great as this looked on your iPad, I don’t think I noticed the aged paper. Or perhaps you didn’t add it yet? Looks good.

I will be curious how this plays for people who don’t know the way-dated, region-specific ad it references. Or how many readers even know what the square object intersecting the “WAM!” in panel four is.

re: WAM!

David Marshall | Posted on March 18th, 2012 at 2:13 pm   

Thanks for chiming in. Hopefully anyone lost by the dated references will be inspired to check out the heavily-detailed overview page. In addition to my usual art process babble, it also has historical data on Bell System divestiture of 1984, New England Telephone/NYNEX, as well as “The Family” advertising campaign created by Boston agency Cabot Advertising.

Then again, putting a picture of an actual telephone couldn’t hurt.

Coloring Down

Doug DeRocher | Posted on March 22nd, 2012 at 9:34 am   

Dave, you are really getting that coloring down.

re: Coloring Down

David Marshall | Posted on March 22nd, 2012 at 7:14 pm   

I wish I felt that way, but thanks Doug. I’m nowhere near “getting in right the first time”. Every page, every panel, every sequence is an inefficient, time-draining struggle. Coordinating the spinning plates of theme, local, distance and just plain coherency is tough for me. I’m coloring another story now; you’d think I hadn’t learned a thing.

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