Thursday, November 30, 2017

When first penciling in the artwork for this comic, I drew if from the back of the couch, so you could see all of Candace awkwardly sprawled out. I don’t often draw people in this fashion, so it was rather tricky for me to figure out just how to pose her. In the end, I decided it was funnier just to show her (well-pedicured) feet sticking up from behind the couch. Candace’s yoga skills are comparable to her cooking skills: She’s usually quite adept, but when she goofs up, she goofs up.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

This is another little cartoon starring Candace’s boss and her boss’ wife. My comics focus almost exclusively on single life, so these two give me a way to poke fun at married life.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

I think most people in developed nations have succumbed to an ailment that doesn’t exist among third world nations. We’ve become too darned dependent on our modern conveniences! Sometimes during a power outage I will walk into a dark room and immediately flip the light switch, expecting illumination. Much in the same way, Megan thinks she can go on social media mere seconds after learning the Internet is temporarily unavailable. Humans!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Usually it’s the government that gets the blame for the compromise of citizens’ privacy, but I went with corporate America in today’s comic. After all, if you’re in the business of selling, the best way to achieve that end is to find out as much as you can about prospective customers. Candace is one of the holdouts, fighting against the status quo, but it might be a losing battle. Her own roommate has been conditioned by the system!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Here is where I focus on a well-known adage regarding personal conduct. But I’m most interested in the video game the roomies are playing, which involves a split-screen showing biplanes. One of my favorite video games ever played (Star Fox 64) involving areal dogfighting among star fighters, but I was mostly influenced here by the arcade game Barnstorming), in which you are sent on missions to bomb enemy bases from your plane.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Next time, Candace needs to get to bed earlier.


Friday, November 10, 2017

Does Candace secretly have a crush on Megan’s boyfriend? That’s entirely up to the readers’ imaginations. Meg could just be overly paranoid, suspecting her innocent roomie of trying to “jump her claim”. At any rate, it’s an element I like playing with in my cartoons.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

To date, I think I’ve only ever drawn Megan’s mother one time, and it was in a comic set approximately ten years before Candace ‘n’ Company. She had some goofy tattoos, but none described by her daughter in this cartoon. I imagine she paid many visits to the local tattoo shop in the ensuing decade.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

This is another cartoon I put together with the intent of practicing on my light box (okay, light pad). I wanted to draw Candace’s face from my three favorite angles, and chose to omit Megan entirely from the artwork (which gives the whole thing an interesting look). It might appear slightly lazy to rely only on a talking head (accompanied by a hand in panel #2), but I needed to get acquainted with my new toy.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

I believe I first heard the term “showers” (describing rainfall) as a boy while watching the Weather Channel. Naturally, it would lead to this.


Monday, November 6, 2017

I don’t see very many baseball games, so again I’m sort of winging it here. But Candace is a huge fan of the sport. It seemed only appropriate to show her in a sort of “mourning” period to say good-bye to another season of the American pastime. And Megan gets points for being rather compassionate.


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Who knows where my mind was when this idea came about? Sometimes I find a public toilet left in disarray, and I have to decide: Clean it up and risk getting my hands filthy or leave it to the pros and risk having someone blame the whole thing on me. Which brings to mind another memory of emerging from a stall just as an employee was discovering that someone had been locking himself in stalls and climbing out from under the walls and/or door. Apparently, I had unwittingly found the one stall not locked up, and I figured I was probably suspect #1!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

I’m surprised these types of television commercials don’t get made fun of more often in comic strips. They’re actually a gold mine for humorous stabs at human insecurity (Disclaimer: I’m not calling you insecure; just some people). I don’t know for sure when the proverbial door-to-door salesman first found permanent lodging in most people’s homes, but it was probably sometime around when the first newspaper ads began to regularly show up. And that salesman has just gotten more and more prominent with the innovation of radio, television, cyberspace, etc.!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Introducing the first ever comic strip I’ve drawn with the aid of a light box (or in my case a light pad)! I try to remain very attentive to suggestions and constructive criticisms directed at Candace ‘n’ Company, and to see how and if I can work on them to improve. Otherwise, I would never have thought about a light box. Using my new toy, I traced the same drawing of Candace five times over to create a strip in which she looks as close to identical as possible from Monday to Friday. I even patterned the joke around my need to do this!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Yes, this is a pretty cliché joke for a comic strip. But I'm only human!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

They say that happiness is a choice, not a destination. Candace may have lowered the bar for herself today, but whatever works, right? I don’t know about you, but I share her love of a good tuna melt.