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Cloudy With A Chance Of Awesome

Yeah, it’s a bit overcast, but it’s also appropriate given that Scott McCloud and Steven “Cloudy” Cloud¹ are making waves today.

  • On the one hand, you’ve got process video (which I always find fascinating, despite the fact that I don’t draw, much less with technical tools) from McCloud. Not only process video from a guy who went purely digital a long damn time ago (eight or nine years by my estimate/recollection), but weirdly enough, his first process video ever. Specifically, it’s all about the McCloudian method of lettering (including balloons, tails, and suchlike) using Illustrator, in two parts (part one; part two), each a shade over ten minutes in length. Anybody that does digital production undoubtedly has worked out personal methods for this sort of thing, but seeing another’s technique can’t be a bad thing, especially if that technique’s been practiced and refined over the better part of a decade.
  • On the other hand, you’ve got Cloudy’s return to Boy on a Stick and Slither; there were nearly 1200 little digressions into the deeply philosophical end of the webcomics topics pool, followed by adventure travel and other priorities for a good long while now. But the BoaS and S are back at their very own Tumblr and traversing a bunch of mental reality shifts for your workaday amusement. Any day with these two arguing the minutiae (and occasionally the maxutiae) of life is a good one, and apparently that makes for two good days, as the infinitely malleable arguers made a stealth appearance back in October that we all missed.

That’s it for today — it’s my anniversary and I’m gettin’ out of here early for some special celebratin’, if you know what I mean²
¹ Smock, Smock, Smock, Smock, Smock, Smock.

² Pizza and TV. What?

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