Another Ill-Conceived Plan

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Pesky Gremlins Comic 159 – Another Ill-Conceived Plan

Another Ill-Conceived Plan

Even in the confines of their own imagination, things go wrong with gremlin plans.

From a behind the scenes point of view, this cartoon set a new record for background effort.  I ended up drawing and painting 12 World War I planes before I could come up with a layout that I liked.  It was a lot more work than I anticipated.  Fortunately, as a result, I have learned to do airplanes MUCH more quickly.  I have acquired several references and learned where good examples live on the internet.  Here is one set of three German aircraft before they were chopped, sized, otherwise edited:

World War I WWI fighters profile

2 thoughts on “Pesky Gremlins Comic 159 – Another Ill-Conceived Plan

  1. Howard, you have become the master of canvas and wood. Not since the 1914’s have the skies been more full of balsa and cotton duck.

    1. Why thank you J.P.! I have really enjoyed illustrating the planes. I will be a little disappointed when this story is over and I no longer get to draw WWI airplanes.

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