– I couldn’t get the Yiynova working, so I colored this strip with my mouse. I forgot how horrible coloring with a mouse is. I’ve updated the last strip if you want to go back and have a look. I hate to say it, but I think i’ll have to try to sell the Yiynova and get something else. It was great when it was working (and I think the problem is my computer, not the monitor), but I need a tool I can actually use. If anyone is interested I’ll be posting it on ebay later this week.
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Modest: What are you doing under my bed?
Bee: Are you kidding me? The world outside is terrifying! Have you even watched the news Bees are dying by the millions I just wanted a place to hide.
Modest: So you won’t be stabbing me with your huge stinger.
Bee: If I stabbed you i’d die and it’d be really gross so just dont tell anyone i’m here.
Modest: Ok i’ll Bee quiet
Bee: I should have expected that one
Modest: Expected What?
This is not an usual insect, big insect can’t breath in Earth atmosphere, they have no lungs, only tracheas!
It’s fairy insect drom Yeld, inly magic keeps alive!
She’s fine, she said she’s scared of bees, plural, there’s only one.
Excellent point. xD
I’d say “dream sequence,” but you never know what will come up out of the toilet in this house…
Teddy bears are supposed to protect you from things like this.
Give him a moment, he hasn’t even had time to draw his claymore and don his kilt. One must be properly equipped to battle with yon insect foe.
I love it! =)
Yes. He will smother the bee with his fluffy hugs. 🙂
I guess the house will have a giant bee statue soon.
…I am reminded of the Family Guy giant bee.
I wonder if that one’s hive swarmed, then the bees flew into Yeld, then they became monstrous, then this one got lost. Maybe?
Charles is a Fish Scientist, after all. What does he know about bees?
In the words of Nicolas Cage: “NOT THE BEEEEEEEES!”
Bees. My God.
(Also, angry expression aside, that is a surprisingly cuddly-looking bee.)
yeah, the cuddliness lasted exactly one panel.
That’s okay, I didn’t need to sleep tonight anyways.
Where is Nicolas Cage when you need him?
That reminds me, I should train up a Vespaqueen in pokemon.
What you really need to be afraid of, Modest… is spider-bees. Oh gods. O_O
Huh, the snakes woke up before she did
“Excuse me, please. The scary monsters under your bed are being jerks. Can I sleep up here for the night?”
YES! This page made me chuckle.
Oh by the way, you aren’t coloring the comic by strokes, are you? Flood fill works wonders, my friend.
Or are the problems you’re having with the shading?
If you really need a last-minute alternative to using a mouse, you can run down to officemax and buy a Wacom Bamboo for less than a $100. It’s no where near the same as a tablet that lets you draw on the screen, but it is still worlds better than using a mouse. It should tide you over until you can get a real drawing screen.
Flood fill all the way. I’ll make a video of how I color at some point, since peopel keep asking. It’s pretty damn basic. I actually have an old bamboo that I’ve been using off and on for teh last two years. I just didn’t have time to hook it up (since it’s not compatible with the Yiynova drivers). I’ll be installing it again tonight to finish up tomorrows page.
Good to hear you know how to use flood fill.
It’s just one of my pet peeves. I see all kinds of professional people wasting so much time because they color by stroke or draw a selection. You’re effectively drawing your whole image twice by doing that.
Or three times, if you count both sketching and inking.
I know. I have a friend who does it that way. I would watch er draw and have to bite my tongue.
That is actually terrifying
Jake in the morning: “Where’d that giant bee statue come from?”
*Snakes look proud of themselves*
thats one big bee
I just think the next strip should be like an exact reversal or that Robert Deniro “I’m watching you” gesture and then just slides back under the bed in absolute silence.
You know it’s gotta be pretty impressive (or ridiculously improbable) when snakes’ eyes bug out.
And the snakes have added to the poop collection in her head.
Not the BEES! NOT THE BEEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!