My doggie, Polek, recently got his paw infected (through a very small wound that no one noticed before somehow, even though we wash his paws daily, no thanks to his thick fur) and even though it's not very serious, he has to keep it in a special dog-sock-shoe thingy for the next few days to prevent further inflammation. I was expecting him to rip it off the minute I put it on, to be honest, since that dog is known for annihilating everything that inconveniences him in any way. To my surprise, he just spent a substantial period of time simply sitting on his butt, staring at his extended paw quizically, and shaking it occasionally (it was absolutely hilarious to observe). He has some problems moving around in it, and judging from his displeased grunts I don't think his final opinion about the dog shoe is very positive, but at least he isn't trying to destroy it.
So I've been working on some roughs for the first pages of Homesick (still wondering whether or not I should keep that title), and I've decided to look through the...uh...prologue that I drew some time ago (2009?). I've removed it from my online galleries, because, frankly, this thing is embarassing to me. Upon finishing the fourteenth page I started hating it so badly that there was nothing left for me to do but to delete it and pretend that it never existed. I was never a writer, but the narration here is terrible even for my standards, the composition of the panels leaves a lot to wish for and it's...just bad overall. And so dumb that it makes me want to facepalm so hard it would break my neck.
Anyway, I've looked through those pages today and even though they are still as bad as ever, the comic itself somehow isn't /that/ bad. I mean, I've put some work into this thing and maybe it shows at least a little, I don't know, but even though I have no desire to display it on my main pages, I think I owe it a spot at least on my sketch blog. I was tempted to change the font and some mistakes before posting, but...neh, I will keep it in its original form, with Comic Sans and all. If anything, drawing this comic made me realize what kinda-sorta works and what absolutely doesn't- a valuable lesson for the future, without a doubt. So anyway, if anyone even visits this blog, have a laugh: