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Mar 23, 2006
Polar Bear Training: Diet Protein Bars

I’ve had a few “meal replacement” type bars myself here or there. They didn’t actual replace a meal though, more like a snack, and then I had an entire meal on top of it. So it’s like getting two meals and definitely had nothing to do with dieting for me.

I’m feeling much better now after recovering from a nice little stomach bug. Friday’s comic will be a bit late on Friday, so check back or check over the weekend. Or get two shiny new comics on Monday at which time the schedule should be back to normal… early morning updates Monday-Friday.

Final Thoughts On Art Style

I think I just needed a couple days to stretch my pens, and recover from a big project. I still think I’ll keep the more hand done technique for the sidestories and such, but the original Wally & Osbourne style is just too Wally & Osbourne to change it so drastically at this point. I’ll probably continue to experiment here and there but less drastically. I want to play with my vector technique a bit more. Maybe doing more freehand drawing in it. Maybe look into getting a tablet PC, it’s nice to see your lines appear where you are actually drawing them.

So if you like the original way, it’s still here for you, and I’ll continue to make it better here and there, and if you like the artsy style I was playing with, Wally & Osbourne adventures that fit that style will eventually be available too. My wife suggested I use that background style for the Travel Ad comics, which I thought was a good idea. Due for more of them anyway.

Also I could occasionally use the hand drawn or more detailed style for Ren & Stimpy type extreme closeups or scenes that would fit it. The mutant checkers extreme closeup scene was actually hand inked.

Okay, so maybe Wally is drawn in kind of a new style today…

  • Shenniko

    Hehe… Wally Has Moobs (AKA Man Boobs!)

  • …and you had to point that out!!!! 🙂

    Well I like both, styles, ever thought of doing the background or parts of it on hand and the other stuff in vector, might be controversial, but try it out on your own, might end up good 😉

  • Wally being that fat and still having a neck looks a bit weird., but he reminds me the dog from Family Guy in one particular episode.

  • I’m glad you switched back to the original style. I liked the free drawn stuff, but it was the great vector art that pulled me to this comic.

  • Lee

    Stretch your… oh, PENS. For a moment there… never mind.

    I think I may be coming down with your stomach bug. You didn’t breathe in the computer, did you?

  • Sev

    Hey, you gotta do whatever makes you happy artistically. But at least now I hope you’ll stop it with the “I can’t draw” nonsense. You have great artistic talent and sense of humor, while I have to rely on my good looks.

    About those protein bars, yeah, they’re no good for dieting. It’s just like Slim-fast; I’m supposed to lose weight by drinking the same thing the coaches used to give us to gain weight in football?

  • SuperVegito

    is it just me or does wally look kinda creepy…his head n neck don’t seem to have gotten as fat as his body and his scarf looks kinda tight…..

    Ne wayz 2days strip is as hillarious as usuall. ^_^

  • SuperVegito

    oh n in yesterdays coments Shrew said exactly wat i waz trying to say.

  • RW

    wally looks really…uuummm…odd.

  • James

    I like how everything with Wally changed except for his scarf 🙂

  • Lil

    I’ve been flipping back and forth to your vector atyle and the freehand…one thing I did notice is that the vector style scenes were brighter…..kind of like it really would be in a snow covered region where there is so much white, white, white……makes it more realistic, ya know. Just a thought……oh, and as for Wally’s neck not being fat, why would it be if he just ate all the diet bars in one sitting….maybe some of the readers missed that? Great comic, anyway!

  • Ashley

    I like both styles, but like the way you had it today. Glad ur feeling better! 🙂

  • Taylor, bann bobby when you see this thank you.

  • zoomcamera

    I like the polar boobs there

  • Fine looking cartoons. The bear is phat.

  • Izzieluv

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, he just had his eye’s opened wide! Okay

  • BriaN

    I’m glad to see the original style back. If anything Wally has kankles…

  • Adam Stewart says your wife is retarded.

  • that is just wrong. :p (gross)

  • (grossed out) :p

  • 😛