See, here’s another one you might not know unless you grew up with only wood to heat your home. The piles are BIG. By this I mean that you stack little logs maybe 5 feet tall and 30 feet long outside your house and cover it in plastic. And so when a stack tips over, woe betide who might be underneath it.
By the way, I’m LOVING hearing all of your stories about wood burning childhoods.
We used to fill up the wheelbarrow with logs, roll them to the front steps, and then pass off the wood from hands to hands to pile which we called a “chain gang.”
I LOVE these memories. :)
Rule of the day: always know your limits.
The history behind the whole wood cutting and stacking bits in Little Dee was my own childhood. Growing up, we heated our entire two story New England house with firewood (and i tell you, the mornings were miigghhhty chilly).
So, there was lots of cutting, collecting, wheelbarrowing, and stacking. Good memories, believe it or not.
The second panel is what I based the cover of Little Dee Book #1 on. When I came to design the cover, I went through all the strips for the book, and used the panel I visually and emotively loved best.
But I’ve always had a deep nostalgic love for autumn, so it is no surprise. :)
I have been very fortunate in that Brian Huisman (A friend of Don’s) leant a hand with Little Dee. It is now easier than EVER to browse Little Dee original Strips which are for sale. He built an entire archive of: ONLY STRIPS FOR SALE. He also helped rebuild the regular old archive, if you wish to see.
And now back to my regularly scheduled mianderings…….
Since I was already working on the stupidest premise, I decided to work with the stupidest solutions.
Although I like that Ted so casually assumes that Vachel’s lying.
Sometimes fun ideas come from the stupidest premises. If that is true, I definitely was aiming high.
I wonder how much this strip defines the characters. Determination, brawn, and brains. Limiting, but an okay basic go at it. :)