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A Grim Parley with the Horned Queen

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A new BOAT GIRL is upon us! I am not feeling connected to comix right now, and usually the remedy for that is to do this kind of thing. It is a good excuse to do things I wouldn’t normally do with like Bad Mother artwise

This was in some way inspired by the following works:

I don’t know how in any specific terms, but both made me feel like I should do something other than Bad Mother for Dedicated Comix Time tonight.

MAYBE BOAT GIRL WILL RETURN AT SOME POINT SOON, GUYS

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Prophecy of the Daughter of Triton

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This is the last of the older Boat Girl strips. I am trying to figure out new things to do with her. It’s really tough because she kind of can’t have a regular cast at all! WHO HAS IDEAS FOR BOAT GIRL STRIPS? What sorts of adventures would you like to see Boat Girl have? Post comments below, and let’s spend the weekend with our THINKING CAPS ON.

TUESDAY: Another adventure of Rhodabelle Lett, who has GOT WHAT YOU NEED.

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Boat Girl vs. The Burning God

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This was drawn sometime during the waning days of my last job. It is my favorite of the early Boat Girl strips by far, even though Boat Girl is markedly less hostile and strange in it. This is also the first time you can really see what her whole boat looks like, also, including her terrible lean-to. Does her boat have a name? If so, it is in a language of her own devising.

Here, by the way, on recommendation from Miracle Jones, is a clip from The Saddest Music in the World:

You really ought to see this whole movie, which features at one point people drinking speakeasy-style beer out of Isabella Rossellini’s glass leg. Highly recommended!

Another Boat Girl adventure NEXT SUNDAY. A Man Who Hates Fun installment THIS COMING TUESDAY. Please mark your RSS feeds.

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Curse of the Sea Serpents

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This was the first Boat Girl comic, done sometime late 2010 early 2011 — I have literally no idea exactly when. It came out of a conversation with Anton Solomonik that generated most of the character’s horrible body language: the stare, the enigmatic hand motions. Anton was totally disgusted with my live rendition of the character so I KNEW I HAD A WINNER!!!

She is kind of off model here since this was done in like ten minutes in a sketchbook with a roller ball pen. Admittedly all the early proto-MWHF strips before the ones in the archive featured the same character with black hair and no cowlick, which seems impossible to me now. The CLOUD STRIFE RULE OF CHARACTER DESIGN is that you should give your main characters some kind of non-black hair so that you can put them in front of pretty much any background and not get into too much trouble.