I was thinking recently about how much my drawings have changed since I started making Survival Anxiety. This is the first crows comic I drew in 2016.
And this is the most recent.
What a difference 5 years makes! I was using Clip Studio in 2016 for all of my drawings. At the end of 2019 I started using paper and ink. Those are technical details, but it has had a stylistic affect. I’ve been evolving and experimenting with those traditional tools more and more, and I really like where it’s going. I like drawing digitally, but I love the traditional tools so much more.
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Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid
Panel 1: A seemingly limitless space. GIANT EGGS float in an unseen grid formation above a dark floor, far into the distance.
Panel 2: CRACK!! ROBOT’S LEG breaks through one of the eggs! Shell falls everywhere.
Panel 3: ROBOT sits, breathless, on the floor beneath the GIANT EGG he just escaped from. He’s surrounded by EGG GOOP and shell bits.
Panel 4: FRANCIS wanders in, with a GIGANTIC SQUID THING on her head. She’s enjoying a SMOOTHIE through a VERY SQUIRRELLY STRAW. She is very relaxed.
Where have you been?
Hot squid massage. Smoothie Bar. You?
Panel 5: The dark nothing between time and space.
ROBOT (Voice over)
I awoke lost and alone - traversing the dark nothing between time and space. My younger self showed me all the ways we could avoid this inevitable future, and we laughed and laughed. Then I lost $200 playing billiards against the Horseshoe Nebula, ate a light lunch, and took a short nap.
Panel 6: ROBOT and FRANCIS retire to the SMOOTHIE BAR.
It was narrated by Morgan Freeman!
FRANCISCosmic Spa Day is the best spa day!
Doesn’t everyone store their eggs in a limitless void? Just me? Boy, do you not know what you’re missing. Breaking out the white inks now, nearing the end of this one.
Ink, and splatter, this and that-er. Tonight’s panel, brought to you by Ryan’s Patio Lighting!
Tonight’s panel featuring Lou, Hot Squid Masseuse, future employee of the month.