Down Boy

Posted on: March 26th, 2012

I drew this comic not with my good old brush pen, but tried the Staedtler pigment liner 0.5 for a change. I did a couple of sketches and liked the look of it so much, that I felt like trying to make the comic with it. I do like how it turned out, but I kinda miss the line variation the brush pen gave me. I did enjoy the drawing process more. It felt more like drawing instead of tracing and trying to make the brush pen do what I wanted to. Felt less like working, more like having fun - I guess.

About the comic. The last comic kinda split the audience in two groups. One group saw the Matrix and remembered it detailed enough to get the joke and the other group of people did see the Matrix, but forgot about spoons or didn't ever watched the Matrix (shame on you!). But to understand todays comic, you really have to have seen the Matrix again. So to help you guys a little to remember, I've attached the scene what might explain the comic above a little more. But guess the whole posture of Mojo in the second frame should ring enough bells already ^^

If you are in a hurry, skip to 1:30 to see the referenced move

18 Responses

  1. MJ

    March 26, 2012

    Ha! Going all Air Jordan.

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    • Skar

      March 26, 2012

      Hahaha. I guess Michael Jordan would have killed for having these powers at his disposal ^^

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  2. Tim Green

    March 26, 2012

    I still ink my comics with a medium nib marker. I need to practice more with a brush, I haven’t gotten up the nerve to do it yet 🙂 Love this comic, Skar, very funny!!

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    • Skar

      April 17, 2012

      When I see professional cartoonists ink with a brush, it looks so simple. I tried it a couple of times, but couldn’t make it feel like drawing – felt more like I was tracing my pencil lines :S

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  3. JerryBenedict

    March 26, 2012

    This is probably one of my favorite movie scenes of all time!
    I still ink with a brush and ink… and it’s always a challenge. I was going back and forth between dip pens and microns for awhile, but I like the control I get on the line weight with a brush!

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    • Skar

      April 17, 2012

      It’s also one of my favorite movie scenes, that’s why I wanted to use it 🙂
      And I’ve been switching my inking methods a lot in the last 2 years. I tried brush, microns, dip pen, brush pen and more. And every time I like another tool again and use that for a while. Lately I’ve been using the brush pen for a while and now I’m back to a pen again 🙂

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  4. Jande

    March 26, 2012

    This time the joke was funny for someone who never saw the Matrix even without the video, but the addition of the video gave a deeper understanding. Thanks!

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    • Skar

      April 17, 2012

      Thank you Jande for sharing. Especially since you haven’t seen the movie (yet) ^^

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  5. Andrei Esca

    March 26, 2012

    It’s just lag.

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    • Skar

      April 17, 2012

      Maybe the ‘hackers’ (Trinity, Morpheus, Neo etc) found a way to make use of lag to do all the stuff they do 😉

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  6. Mark Stokes

    March 26, 2012

    Mojo has a handy carrying handle, too!

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    • Skar

      April 17, 2012

      LOL. Poor guy… I always learned not to pull a cats tail ^^

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  7. Saeed

    March 29, 2012

    Hah. I love this one.

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    • Skar

      April 17, 2012

      Thanks mate. Even a simple ‘I love this one’ makes me feel all warm and tingly inside 🙂

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  8. TEDeBEAR and A.M. Frasier

    April 11, 2012

    HA…nice. He appears to be filled with hot air.

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    • Skar

      April 17, 2012

      Well… Mojo can be a little arrogant sometimes ;P

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  9. White

    April 17, 2012

    There’s so much awesome in the last panel. Really cracks me up.

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    • Skar

      April 17, 2012

      First I had Merv having Mojo on a leash… but it eventually became him dragging him by his tail 🙂

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