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Pornographer's DairyShould I feel guilty that this week's strip is a comic strip about writing a comic strip? Songs about Songwriting suck and all that ... however the absurdity of writing a soft-porn comic strip for Naked* couldn't pass without comment. Not with the frilled quail of happiness getting all perky on me. The theme of this quarter's Naked was supposed to be spacey -- I instantly thought of Barbarella (which happens a lot anyway) hence the idea of having Angel (an actual Angel, with wings, sorry Buffy fans) wearing a silly pair of feathery shorts. But they were getting in the way of the story (literally) so I removed them; which was a shame because they looked really funny. Had Groucho Marx eyebrows and everything ... I'd been asked to keep inside obscenity laws, which in the UK means steering clear of spread-wide labia and (oh-ho!) cocks which have risen above 90º ... it rapidly turned into a contest to see just how many delicate parts I could hide behind wings, helmets, flying clothes, convenient elbows, etc. etc.

Inevitably, I forgot one. Well, if it's a problem (and it has to be about the most self-effacing cock I've ever drawn) they can always pop a fig-leaf over it during lay-out. It might even be quite funny. After all, it's been done to many better men than me ...

Incidentally, I (worried) asked Damian about the panel he appears in; does it imply he's a heterosexual man who can't express what he finds attractive about women, or that he doesn't know what het. men find attractive because he isn't one? And is he OK with that?

Damian: (considers)
Damian: I think the joke works either way.


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9th Jul, 2003 23:38 (UTC)
Hey, I thought het. men liked hot dinner on the table at half past six. Did I get that wrong?
10th Jul, 2003 01:51 (UTC)
It's only there on the table at half past six because I make it mate!

10th Jul, 2003 02:24 (UTC)
that didn't even occur to me !
see what I mean? No idea at all.
10th Jul, 2003 02:26 (UTC)
hmm. would be cold by the time I got home, then...
10th Jul, 2003 01:56 (UTC)
Mmmm.....Anita Pallenberg....yum!

(although it sounded in the film like she had been dubbed with Fenella Fielding's voice (not that I mind that either)

10th Jul, 2003 03:20 (UTC)
there's somethinng weirdly sexy
about the way her dialogue never quite synchs with her lips ...
11th Jul, 2003 08:20 (UTC)
Re: there's somethinng weirdly sexy
And there's something downright ordinary sexy about the way she looks at you in the film....

10th Jul, 2003 02:37 (UTC)
I can hardly imagine a semi-autobio strip, not including the process of doing a strip, really, by definition. You spend enough of your waking hours drawing, for heaven's sake. Don't worry about it.

Songs about songwriting do suck, generally. Songs about gigs can be got away with in certain circumstances.

Was going to slip in a joke about men being no help generally, whatever sexual preference, but that would be sexist. But probably true. ;-)
10th Jul, 2003 03:36 (UTC)
strips about strips
well, at least I don't do it often.


hey, I really don't!

on men generally being helpful (+ not to underplay his part) Damian looked over my pencils and inks for mistakes and inconsistencies as ever, bless his cotton socks.
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