the comic from the start (in order)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

on the road again like Willie Nelson

a billboard sign that Penny sees on the way from NY to Appalachia

Penny's father leveling with her

the revelation: Penny is the daughter of a hillbilly...oh the shame?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

not a trip she wants to take

this is Penny and her Father (okay, i know...looks like a boyfriend or something, he's going to be drawn...older...these are preliminary work-ups to get the story elements down) Dad just lost his job as a Wall Street dude and they have to move from New York to Appalachia (where the dad is from)
not sure where...maybe West Virginia...somewhere with Hillbillies...i'm researching it

anyway, there's the beginnings of  a first chapter of Penniless:

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Friday, May 25, 2012

it might even be fun...

so this is some sketching from the opening scene in my comic...the guy is supposed to be penny's father...i'm thinking kind of a billy ray cyrus type guy...he's redneck, but city slicker too...they are going to his parents' home...i haven't thought up a name for daddy here, but he was originally from the appalachians or ozarks (a hillbilly) and moved to New York as an adult...Penny is a city brat basically...and doesn't want to go to the "sticks" so daddy here is trying to talk her into going...he just lost his job, by the way, and wants to go back to the simple life...'course penny is very accustomed to the cappaccinos and broadway...i'm thinking the mother has left them probably...maybe left to go to hell, i mean hollywood...

i'm thinking daddy needs to look alot older...not like a boyfriend

Monday, May 21, 2012

update 5.21.12 Penny is Journeying

hi, i am drawing up lots of ideas and concepts for this...i will be posting some scans at some point soon...really trying to stay on this wave of ideas...i've been making images and thinking up a loose beginning story arc that is ever-evolving...i still don't know what kind of story this will be, but i'm having so much fun with this...Penny is stuck on a little row-boat in the ocean with a polar bear named Roland...they encounter a tribe of puffins on an island somewhere in the north Atlantic...haven't quite figured out what they are doing...they're heading to the north pole...why???  hey, i don't know that yet...