here is a quick latenight sketch, done after our weekly studio meeting at the alehouse,
and then quickly colored in even later at night back home...
It was nice, for a change, to work somewhere in 'public', as opposed to the office at home day after day after day... don't get me wrong, i like my office - but this is, after all, a solitary profession: just you and your monitor - or drafting table, and it tends to get a little lonely at times.
It would be nifty if we had more 'european-type' places where you could be out amongst people but still had your privacy: eat, drink and work, like a german 'kneipe', an austrian 'kaffeehaus', a french 'bistro' or an italian 'trattoria', your studio away from your studio....
anyhoo, here is hope! Vacation time is coming, everybody is leaving on trips and going fun places, hope and me are gonna stay right at home... I'll be working, of course, but hope will catch a few rays and enjoy the great weather - global warming be damned
(this is a little development sketch for the strip after the next one -
yes, i know, we're getting a little ahead of ourselves here, but sue me)