“A job well done”

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And that brings this adventure of the Victorian Watusi to an end. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this change of pace as much as I did writing and drawing it. I may well tell another story featuring the character at some point; I just need to figure out if it should be a sequel with Percy or I’d rather backtrack Flashman-style and feature his previous master…

But either way, next week it’s time to return to the present and see how Watusi’s friends in Wonder Valley are dealing with his passing…

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6 Comments to ““A job well done””

  1. I enjoyed the tale. I might suggest trying to make the captions’ and word balloons’ fonts a little closer in style. The loose modern lettering seemed a bit out of place against the more formal captioning. As you were trying to have the captions make the story look and feel more Victorian, (which I agree with) I think the dialog lettering would be what should be changed.

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    • Thanks for the feedback– I fell in love with Roy Crane’s lettering style from “Wash Tubbs” & tried to bring a little of that feel to the story. I have a really hard time making word balloons as wonky and ill-shaped as they were in Victorian illustrations, but it’s something for me to work on!

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  2. Great story, Dale! Absolutely LOVE the Victorian theme. I really think you nailed the whole Victorian Lit thing. The feel, pacing and mood were perfect! Hopefully we’ll see more Victorian Watusi in the future.

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    • I think we will. This story has been even more fun to do than I thought it would! Glad it felt “Victorian” enough for you, too!

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  3. A well deserved recognition. And I like your dialogue balloons just as they are!

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    • Thank you! I tried to make this strip look like something besides my art style, but as it moved along it started looking more and more like my undisguised work. But I’m still happy with how it turned out.

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