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The Awesomeness of Sue

I've mentioned, I think, how happy I am to have susandeer on board for NeverNever. We've had four solid months of NN now, not a day missed, and beautiful work all around. And given the upheaval going on in our favorite doe's life, this is no small achievement. She's changing coasts, fer cryin' out loud!

Anyway, as awesome as that would be by itself, I've recently become aware of a change, and one for the better, that's come about in my writing for the strip now that she's on board: I've become more ambitious.

There have been times in NeverNever's past where what I ended up writing was not really what I thought would have made the best story, because I didn't trust my art to stand up to it. The early NeverNever strips were very visual, because they were written before I knew how good an artist I was (or wasn't). By the time of NN's first relaunch, it had become very sparse (e.g., this strip), because I was a) rushed, and b) had no confidence in the artwork. Or more accurately, I was quite confident that it wouldn't be what I wanted.

But that is so not the case with Sue on the job. Take a look at this strip, for instance: in the storyboard version I sketched for Sue, the school was basically a big, oblong box with windows. Sue's version actually looks like a school -- but an appealing, cartoony school of exactly the style I picture NN having when I write it, but am totally unable to draw myself.

What this means, among other things, is that I can just go ahead and write the strip I want to write, confident that something awesome will come back from Sue. The current storyline has blossomed from a little idea to what I think is a pretty neat action sequence (including cliffhanger) because I could spend my time thinking about what would make an engaging tale rather that fretting about how hard it would be for me to draw the warcats attacking Grognard -- or some of the even more complex stuff yet to be seen.

I'm very pleased with how NN is going. Thanks, Sue, for being so awesome!

-The Gneech

EDIT: X-posted to the SJ/Gneech.comics forum.

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shockwave77598
Oct. 24th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
Too bad I can't get one of you two to illustrate my strip :D
canisrufus_uk
Oct. 24th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Sue, for being so awesome!

I'll second that and add: Thanks Gneech for writing an awesome script for her to draw!

;)

-Canis Rufus
susandeer
Oct. 24th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
And I second that!

Having a good writer to work with who has no fear of challenging me is a hoot! I was looking for a way to broaden my range of work and feed my head some new things and what I was looking for fell into my lap!

Ah, serendipity @:)

Thanks, Gneech!
rhanlav
Oct. 24th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
So, when do we get to call you Graveyard Gneech? ;) *ducks* Hehehe. Sorry, had to say it but yeah, NeverNever has nevernever looked betterbetter. ;) *is ker-bricked* Owwie. Gotta remember to duck more often.

But yeah, woot for Happy Gneech! And woot for Susan Deer Art! *does the happy ferret dance*
the_gneech
Oct. 24th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
Just for that, I'm not going to tell you the secrets I know about Issue 9 of Carpe Diem! ;P

-TG
rhanlav
Oct. 25th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
Nooooooooooooooooo-*pantpant*-ooooooooooooooo!

Heh, well, don't worry, I'll still be looking forward to Issue 9 with or without spoilers. *snicker*

You're just mad that it was funny, thats all.

--Salen
mammallamadevil
Oct. 24th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
yarnball upside your head...
if I didn't like you so much, I'd give you another with emphasis...

MLD
rhanlav
Oct. 25th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
Re: yarnball upside your head...
*snickers* That, and you probably thought it was funny too. ;) *wraps his Dr Who scarf around himself* Weeee yarn!

--Salen
mammallamadevil
Oct. 25th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
Re: yarnball upside your head...
I do love making those!

MLD
rhanlav
Oct. 25th, 2006 11:42 am (UTC)
Re: yarnball upside your head...
Heh. Its so spiffy. ^_^ I lub my scarf. I might use it one day in December, probably when we start to close down for the year. It should be just cold enough for me to use and be able to enjoy it.
larksilver
Oct. 25th, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)
Never Never was one of the first webcomics I found, and remains a dear, dear favorite. The collaboration of you and Sue have caused it to just blossom, causing me much glee.

Hooray to you both!
kamau_d_lyon
Oct. 26th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
Seconds to the awesome Susandeer. The two of you are doing great work together and I'm loving every strip. Keep up the great work, both of you.
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