2020 was a weird year. I am very happy to have finally started drawing a webcomic with characters I started creating in 2010. I had initially planned on a new strip each week, it did not work out that way.
One of the issues I’ve had is consistency. I’ve never really had a set stand out “style” and the format of the strip always bothered me. I like doing one-off gag strips but I also have a long ongoing storyline I’d like to convey.
Over the last several weeks I have been drawing and redrawing Megan and other characters trying to lock down a simple, clean, cartoon style that wasn’t completely foreign to how I have drawn my whole life. I also worked on features I always intended for Megan that I never knew how to draw, primarily her overbite and upturned nose. I’ve also simplified and streamlined the coloring process to match the new style.
I’m not 100% on every character yet. The new style seems to favor fewer lines and a simple design, so I’ve yet to decide how I’m going to shape most of the older male faces. I also have ideas on how to pick up and continue the storyline while still being funny. I won’t promise a release schedule just yet, but you should be seeing these strips more often now.
I’m not throwing out everything I’ve done. Schulz’s early Peanuts look nothing like what the strip became. But as a fun experiment, I have “remastered” the first strip in the new style. I hope you enjoy this look at what’s to come.
High-Resolution version available on my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TalisonComics