This Oojo and Bink comic strip is the most technical one that I've drawn so far.
For starters, it's set in the small bathroom at the back of Oojo and Bink's flat. That meant drawing walls at different angles, plus a washing machine, bath, toilet and part of a handbasin; objects that I'm not in the habit of drawing.
To make the task even more complicated, I added a box of soap powder being poured, which had an intricate design on it. And I left the door open to the kitchen, which meant drawing a boiler and a kitchen worktop too.
Oh, and did I mention that I swivelled the viewpoint by 180 degrees for the last two panels, so I had to draw a completely new backdrop, but it also had to match the parts that the viewer sees in the first two panels.
Oh. My. Word. Talk about making a rod for my own back.
On the one hand, I'm pleased with my drawing in this comic strip. I think it's dynamic. On the other hand, I'm annoyed with myself for creating unnecessary extra work and spending so much time on it.
But that's the exciting thing about drawing a comic strip. I start with the germ of an idea, and then, in the making, it evolves into something slightly different, and I always learn from it.
Richard Pettitt, cartoonist.