As the 100th episode was fast approaching, I knew I needed a special story to commemorate the event.
Immediately, I thought about going back to Dan and Johnny’s lives just before leaving for university and meeting for the first time.
So, the idea of presenting it as a comic book was the best way to go. This is the first time I used a combination of computer imagery with the characters as well as using acrylic paints and paint markers.
I wrote my ten page story with a panel by panel description first. After a review and corrections I was ready to begin the drawing process. As always, I wanted a little twist to the story so I reworked the panels from Episodes 11 and 12 from March 2018. It’s what I like to call my “This Is Us” moment tying the past with the present.
I am very happy with how this turned out considering the deadline I was working on. I hope you enjoy it as much as I had in presenting it to you.
Bonus features include an 8 page Photo Gallery as well as the two page story “Perfect” presented in the comic anthology Rainbow Reflections: Body Image for Queer Men is only available with the online Digital Download purchase or the 8″ x 10″ print version through Blurb.ca with the following link. Makes for a great Christmas gift!
As always, stay creative,