damn, i hope you like text...
been chipping away at this one for a bit, basically it amounts to a little bit of internal character study for Andy. Which i guess is why it's a bit windy and overblown. But i did like drawing 3 versions of him.
the idea is that Andy's been spending his summer allowing himself to be pummeled into shape by Gogo, who's had him out in the miserable heat to the point of exhaustion. The joke, of course, is that while he's off in his own little world debating the particulars of his relationship, Gogo is frantically carrying him from the battlefield to get him back on his feet. See, she's not all that wicked, right?
so...i realize all this amounts to a HUGE festival of navel-gazing and convoluted notions, but this has been a snowplow for removing a case of artist's block and so i'm going to get back to work on stuff i'm paid to do enjoy!
EDIT: Much as i'd love to take credit for the phrase on Gogo's shirt, it's been floating around long before i got to it. Pretty sure you can find a similar shirt if you look hard enough
Andy's got the annoying voices in the back of his head that I've heard before. To "be who you are" now while that cynical jerk on the other side calls it "giving up". Friggin love those debates in stories.
just kidding...sort of.
Also...this is that old already? jeepers!
in this entire series there seem to be some weird spark of brilliance about it all.
Fragment A knows Andy needs to examine and sort his motivations, but B is right: a little pain won't kill him.
I love your art, humor and story. Keep it up!!
love the last panel!
[i]Sharp[/i], like Pebble in River.
By the way great dialogue. Worthy of Moore, Miller or Claremont.
Note to self: Get a shirt like that
"YOU ARE NOT A GUN! OR A SLEDGEHAMMER! OR ANYTHING WITH A PRIMARY FUNCTION CENTERED AROUND DESTRUCTION!"
Optimist: Life's about living to tell the tale.
Realist: Everyone get's cut, get over yourself.
Taoist: Become the knife.
and then there's Gogo: Anyone try to cut me don't live because I cut dem with mine meat claws first.
I like to think that Andy decides to keep with Gogo's training, but still has that quality about him that makes him Andy. (Then again that's just me.)
Andy is Gogo's control rod to her nuclear reactor. In-spite of being either full out, Gogo in her more extrovert state and Andy ambivalently distant, or in a SCRAM condition, with both of them close together even though they keep each other in check, I think that Andy will find a compromise. Personally I prefer compromise. Andy may gain a Gogo like physique, with the matted hair, yet still retain the hair color and eyes, just a mind that is not as whishy washy.
Of course I'll just summarize it to that Andy will become a sort of old spice version of himself. Confident, strong, better looking, with a much matured and nurtured mind, yet with water parting logic and the ability of charming Gogo with such logic without lifting a finger, yet still being the boo-bear, just one that wont come close to asphyxiation in her embrace.
P.S. Gogo carrying him like a handbag in the last panel is just PRICELESS XD