And lo, we are now at the first of the strips! (Chronologically drawn, at least). Here we meet Rasa and Chip and are greeted with the single verbal word native to the Quan language. Behold, my inability to draw perspective! Or legs in general, I suppose. Or hands. Also, this was drawn in the long ago times when there were no flat screen monitors.
This is the second ‘Basil Exposition’ strips drawn back during one of the reboots to help explain the setting. No dialog pencil notes on the scan for this one, but you can see my highly advanced drawing techniques of ‘uses different size pens’ and ‘draws humans’! There’s also some of my high tech whiteout pen in play..
This was actually NOT the first official strip in the series, that honor belongs to the current Strip 3. I drew the two extra ‘Basil Exposition’ strips back during one of the reboots to help explain the setting, best guess is the 2001 hosting move. (I know this because the other strips have penciled numbers on the sides and plus I have the PSP files for the strip. The originals I only have .GIF files for.)
Back in the old millennium I created a universe that had a whole lot of critters and very very few humans… and not just because I can’t draw humans. *Jedi handwaving* This led to a role-playing game in which the phrase ‘gerbils on the ceiling’ became a joke that is nigh impossible to explain to anyone who wasn’t…