This week’s strip in black and white… okay, grays this time. I deleted the BW file, but I made the colored file into grayscale. Did you all catch any Easter eggs this week? Here’s a hint…. how many comic book characters are represented in this strip?
Also, there’s something else about this strip that makes it kind of legendary in the history of our comic…. it’s the first truly DAD-centric strip. Where HE gets the lines. I’ve been tweaking his design here and there, and now I’m trying to write more for him. HMM will remain the star, since it is named after her, but there ARE other people in the household, so I think we need to see more of them as well. Plus, I’m a guy. I have TONS of things I can write about from that viewpoint. Write what you know and all that. Ya know? -Keelan
I truly love good black and white artwork. Al Hirschfeld, Hank Ketcham, Will Eisner, they may not mean much to some of you, but they were legends among artists and cartoonists. When cartoonists like me get together, we geek out over line, thicks to thins, and spotting blacks.
I like the color HMM comics, but I spend so much time on the black and white versions, that I think it’s a shame no one seems them. So, from time to time, I’m going to try and share those here as well. I hope you enjoy it!
In the spirit of full disclosure, and giving credit where it’s due, this week’s “Meth Lab” strip wasn’t written by me. MOST of the time, the Hot Mess Mom Comic strips are written by my wife and I, or are taken from Hot Mess Mom’s FB, Twitter, or blog posts. Occasionally though, strip ideas are generated from other friends’ writings. This week’s episode was one of those.
At the MILFMarch this past Fall, I had the pleasure of meeting another blogger and friend of Hot Mess Mom, who calls herself “The Pirate Mommy”. We hit it off, and she was nice enough to let me use one of her posts as a Hot Mess Mom Comic idea. So this week’s strip is the second that was inspired by her. Check out her FB page or blog. You’ll love it! http://thepiratemommy.blogspot.com