C.R.E.A.M. 4: Susan Declares Independence

Here’s the entirety of my semester-ending project, C.R.E.A.M. 4: Susan Declares Independence. Maybe more of the C.R.E.A.M. series, too.

He was a lot meaner in the original script, but I wanted Susan to seem sassy right from the get-go.Ben is based loosely on my friend Jeremy, it should be noted.Yes, I KNOW her face keeps changing. I'll get to a point where I can draw the same face over and over again someday. Just not today.I like Text. I like text A LOT. Like If text were ever to, I dunno, hang out with another guy, I'd get crazy jealous.I've been going through text's garbage to make sure that there isn't anyone trying to interfere with our love.
I wish that when I drank I was as productive as Susan is about to be.This is my *favorite* page in the whole comic. I'm glad to share it with someone as special as you, dear reader.Ah, yes. The horrible realization that you just spent the last of your cream on low-quality hooch. We are familiar, this moment and I.I enjoyed drawing the painting next to the door and thinking to myself, "if I actually ever do this painting, I will call myself a surrealist and submit the damn thing on DeviantArt."Arugula is kind of like lettuce, but the way the leaves look is kind of like a roman candle, hence it being called "rocket." VEGETABLE FACTZThe cashier is based loosely on my good friend and colleague Justin Talley, who might actually like Chromeo, now that I'm thinking about it. I'll ask.
Still all about the Benjamins.Agent Hamilton was supposed to look like Lance Henriksen, but as it turns out, I'm not real great at drawing specific people's faces.It surprised me when I wrote this, even.You'd tell me if this rag smelled like chloroform, wouldn't you?If I had a nickel for every time this happened to me, I'd be 5 cents richer.Drawing those bars was more fun than it should have been.Public domain images ftw.spooky ribbon thing is also win.The composition of pennies: Zinc core, coated with a copper alloyNOVUS ORDO SECLORUM=A new world(ly) order. Literally built with an expiration date, yeah.I think that probably nobody can see this alt text anyway, so ima stop writing it nao.Well, maybe after this page.Yeah, every one of those books was drawn by hand.One just doesn't think about the time it takes to render stuff like that when one looks at a comics page. A shame, really.Originally, I wanted the inside to be a sewer, or more like a sewer at least.WHAT! SHE'S GOING SUPER-SAIYAN?!What's that? An Ultraman reference? Weird.I think we can all safely say that we're glad our quarters don't have legs.Probably the most fun to draw.I think it was around 4.30am when I started on this page. Huh.I LOVE drawing SMOKEUh, sorry for that sound effect in the first panel. Just sorry.This page has been thoroughly researched.One of these days, I WILL grow a full beardI was actually a little disappointed in this ending, to be honest. Ah well.This is the fourth installment of my C.R.E.A.M. series, which deals with the magical properties of physical currency. Obviously. Print copies will be available in the CANTOCOMICS store, once I get around to making it.


One Response to “C.R.E.A.M. 4: Susan Declares Independence”

  1. You know you’ve been reading too much manga when:
    I kept reading this right to left and going
    “What the hell Carl, this makes absolutely no sense.”

    When read appropriately, it was very entertaining. I particularly liked the co-op clerk.

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