Saturday, August 6, 2016

Son of a Beach

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(That’s right, Jay. Give the homicidal corpse another reason to kill you. That’s smart.)

Spencer and Jay—the main characters in a horror comic I’m developing—don’t live near a beach, so the only way this can be canon is if Jay drags him on a road trip.

Speaking of Jay, he’s a type-1 diabetic, so that’s an insulin pump he’s wearing in the picture. It’s based on the one I own, except mine’s silver, haha. I never made it visible before, since I wasn’t sure if I was going to have him manage his diabetes with that or shots. It’s been over a decade since I last did shots myself, though, so, y’know…write what you know, and all that jazz. We can just pretend his pump was in his pocket or something in past artwork!

And yes, Spencer can go out in sunlight, for those of you who were wondering. My vampires are inspired by folklore more than anything else, so his weaknesses are a bit different from what’s common in pop-culture…

22 comments:

  1. I love that you gave Jay an insulin pump! What a perfect idea!

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    1. Thank you! I already have some fun ideas for his pump throughout this comic's run, LOL.

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    2. I also like his trunks. The detail is perfect! Way to go, Heather!

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    3. Thanks! :) I saw some that looked like that online and couldn't resist using 'em as an art reference, LOL.

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  2. That's neat! My mom is a Diabetes Educator.

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  3. Is the diabetes one of the reasons Spencer doesn't eat him? Funny shot.
    Sorry you have the pump but I imagine it's much easier than shots.

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    1. LOL, no, Jay being diabetic wouldn't stop Spencer from doing something like that.

      And don't feel sorry about the pump! I'm very grateful such technology exists, since it makes managing my diabetes much more convenient...

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  4. It's great how you've included the pump in the artwork. Interested to see how you include it in future storylines.

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    1. I have some fun ideas for his pump throughout this series, so I can't wait to finally be able to share 'em someday!

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  5. I'm worried about Jay in that sun with that totally white unprotected skin. Of course, he has special circumstances, so I should stop being such a mom and just enjoy the beach.

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    1. I think you might mean Spencer? 'Cause Jay isn't pale at all, LOL.

      And heh, yeah, there's no need to worry about Spencer's skin, since he's undead and everything... XD

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  6. Awesome! It's not easy to capture comedy in art, but you've definitely done it here:)

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    1. Thank you! Comedy has always come easily to me. It's the more serious stuff that I tend to struggle with when drawing, LOL.

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  7. I love C. Lee's comment. :) And, I love that you included the pump. I've met a few people with those, and they are often hidden or disguised. I thought the first one I saw was a music player - tells you how much I pay attention to details.

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    1. I guess I'm one of the few who doesn't disguise my pump, LOL. And it's funny how you mention mistaking one as a music player, since I had teachers back in high school do that, too. It was always kinda awkward explaining to them that no, it's an insulin pump! (Since music players aren't allowed in classrooms, and everything, haha.)

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  8. Okay, including the pump is definitely cool, but about Spenser's glasses...the undead still have vision problems? That doesn't seem fair.

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    1. I've noticed how most stories seem to give all types of supernatural beings perfect eyesight, and I wanted to be different. Doesn't make sense to me that this would happen for everyone but humans. So, even though undeath will keep his eyesight from worsening, because Spencer was nearsighted in life, he's also nearsighted in death! :P

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  9. Awesome. Love that your vampires can go out in the sun. And that is cool about the pump. Though, really Jay, that was a dangerous thing to do!

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    1. Jay not doing the dangerous thing would concern me more, at this point. LOL. And hey, it's not like any of this has caused Spencer to kill him! (Yet.)

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  10. You've done a lot since last I checked. Your art just gets better and better!

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