Get it? It’s a “jack off” (like a “bake off” contest)?

The motivation behind doing this story was mostly about getting one done quickly, and sure enough: I rubbed this 4-pager out in one sitting.

But it was also about proving that you don’t need to be a great fine-artist to make comix. Not that art “doesn’t matter” in making a comic: it obviously does. And you totally need visual storytelling skills for it. But you don’t have to be Alex Ross or George PĂ©rez or Tom of Finland or P. Craig Russell. A cartoonist such as Matt Feazell (who is, in fact, a talented illustrator) has made a career out of stick-figure comix, which he can draw with apparently effortless speed. And you can even make porn with stick figures.

Of course, as long as I was going low-art and low-fi with the line art, I had to do the same thing with the coloring and the lettering. So: slap-dash use of the marker tool for the color, and Comic Sans for the lettering. :)

NEXT: “2020 Vision”

AFTER THAT: Year Two!