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    Sunflower and the Dead Sisters #48

    Go here to see the strip at the Sunflower site. I was thinking about switching over to the Marigold side but I really like writing for Daffodil.  The Marigold side got kind of serious and I like Daffodil because she keeps it both dark and light.  But I’ll have to get to it soon.  I also want to start  another side with Lily and Iris as well who will…

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    Sunflower and the Dead Sisters #47

    Read the whole strip here. Tony continues in his harassment of Sunflower. It was a lot of fun to draw panel 2 with all the contrasts. Professional artists do it really well and I admire the confidence that they have in knowing that their bold use of light and dark spaces will be interpreted by the reader correctly, I cannot do that yet. I think I was somewhat successful…

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    Sunflower and the Dead Sisters #46

    Click here to see the strip on the Sunflower site. In my notes last time I wrote that this meeting wasn’t planned. But it really seemed to serendipitous to ignore. When I was writing the bathroom scene, I had a line or two where Tony would say something directly to Emma (disguised as Sunflower). While Marigold could disguise Emma’s appearance, she couldn’t disguise Emma’s behavior, and Emma was looking…

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    Sunflower and the Dead Sisters #45

    You can read the whole comic here. There really isn’t very much to say about this one. Sunflower goes in search of Daffodil and runs into other people instead. What’s surprising to me is how weirdly this fits — I didn’t really think about this happening until I started drawing it, but when I did I realized how serendipitous it was.  Sunflower was originally supposed to run into the…

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    Sunflower and the Dead Sisters #44

    You can see the whole strip here: https://www.claycomix.com/sunflower/posts/44/ Daffodil is back.  The Marigold/Emmy arc is really a lot of dialogue so switching back and forth makes it a little bearable I think.  I like this character because she is genuinely kind and concerned but awful macabre at the same time.  Her dialogue takes a lot more work to find that combination but when it works it is really satisfying.

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    Sunflower and the Dead Sisters #43

    You can see the whole strip here: https://www.claycomix.com/sunflower/posts/43/ Marigold continues her story and we get a flashback from her life as well, the last moment of her living life. I do have a full “origin” story for Marigold and I thought I’d get into it through one long sequential flashback but that would be long and arduous, especially for a four panel strip like this. Marigold’s story was heavily influenced…