Ozy And Millie: Early creative efforts

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  14 comments for “Ozy And Millie: Early creative efforts

    • I don’t know. With the style change, they actually seem to be growing up, and it’s rather interesting to see when usually children-based comics don’t do that.

      • They are growing up – they’re eight at the start of the comic, but then in the cast page they’re said to be ten.

    • I didn’t like it when the style first switched, and I thought the new one looked weird, but now I prefer the newer style.

      • All artists do this. As “everyone’s” talents become better as they go on. The more you draw, the better you become. Nothing weird about that

      • One of the great joys of reading Gunnerkrigg is watching Tom’s art grow and evolve.

        That said, almost all long-running artists show some noticeable art shift over time. Early installments of Garfield barely look anything like later strips. Even the late, great Charles Schultz visibly changed his style over the run of Peanuts.

  1. I can’t imagine how much effort it must’ve taken to go back and try to satisfactorily emulate the old style. When you’ve gotten used to doing something a certain way for so long that it’s changed and evolved on its own to be more comfortable and efficient, to consciously force such a regression is rarely easy.

  2. For my money I think your newer style is really excellent. Your old one was good, but definitely seemed a bit rough around the edges.

  3. It’s a good imitation of the original style, but their feet should be shaped like pumpernickel rolls instead of papayas.

    Wait, did I just comment on the shape of their feet by comparing them to food? I hope no one thinks I’m creepy.

  4. I know I won’t change anything by saying this, but I like Dana’s old style better… It’s unique, which I like. I’m the guy who likes to tell people random facts about the nervous system of bugs, so I think I can say a thing or two about being unique.

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