[Get Seen Get Good] Week 2 - History - Tom Spurgeon and Oswald
Get Seen Get Good
It's week 2!
When I turned Hutch Owen into a comic strip, I knew it was an effort to expand the world, and the characters. To try to know more about my own invention. Even still, I didn't know how to go forward. I just added stuff.
I remember sending to the late, great Tom Spurgeon, who himself was a great comic strip writer, and he told me still wasn't really "getting" this Oswald character. As always, I never realized that what was in my head wasn't coming across in the work.
Here's an old strip with Oswald. He's just commenting, he's not really a part of any action. (It's a pretty funny strip, but does nothing for Oswald, on the right.)
So to Tom's advice, I set to make just 5 strips (1 week's worth) doing exactly what I suggested to yesterday:
Here's what I needed to do --->
Go deeper into Oswald
Show how he and Hutch are different from the other character.
Give them both something to react to.
Here are the strips I made:
And by putting him up against the same forces the others were against, he began to become defined..