Vote over at TWC and you can see my favorite Elias panel from tomorrow’s page :).

Our dude has a lot of thoughts! I gave up doing thought bubbles awhile ago, because I think they look dumb, and I talk to myself all the time, so I assume other people do too. (What do you do with your thoughts if you don’t think them out loud?!!)

Sorry for the lack of gratuitous nudity. Some day, I should probably write/draw a comic where everyone’s naked all the time to make up for how tame this comic is…other than the cursing. I curse like a sailor, so this is still fairly tame. Hell, damn, fart.

The Walters family ended up with a rather modern bathroom. No one in this family has too much time for a lot of interior decorating, or I just don’t like drawing knick knacks all over the damn place, but their bathroom is at least solidly “with the times.” Not gonna lie, all the spaces in this comic are designed around my own personal tastes, which means mostly old houses and kind of dark. I suppose if there were a character in this comic whose personal taste suited rainbow colors and clutter all over the place, I would totally go in that direction, but I’m not sure who that would be. Maybe Ginger, if she ever cuts loose a little and gets less mopey. Harvey is probably all about clutter and mess, but not bright colors. I think Charlene probably decorates with a lot of deep, rich colors, and probably has a lot of mismatched antiques and neat rugs and whatnot. Anyway, the point is, I’m glad subway tile is a thing right now, because it really meshes well with the mid-1800s when my house was built, so I keep putting it everywhere yay.

We are so very close to the end of Chapter 6! Tomorrow is the last page :). I’m currently working on the cover for chapter 7, which if you pledge anything to my Patreon, you can follow along with the progress! I posted the sketch yesterday, and I’ll be finishing and posting the inks today. Otherwise, you can wait and see it on Monday, before Chapter 7 officially starts. I’ll also try and post my actual word document that the chapter spawned from so you can see my nightmare of a creative process.

…which means I should probably start writing chapter 7. Hm. I had a hard time writing chapter 6, because a lot of it was very much up in the air even when I started getting underway with drawing it. I knew the general events and the general order, but it was hard to nail down the specifics until I got farther into the action. Because it took so long to write chapter 6, I’ve had ample time to figure out all the specifics of chapter 7! Dog walk after dog walk after long bath after long bath, and I know exactly what’s going to happen. I did create an outline, at least. Chapter 7 is very much a transitional chapter, so we’re going to explore Marin and Marisa’s backstories and reveal more info on a couple of our standing mysteries. Basically, I’ve spent the first part of this comic building up to the action in Chapter 6, so now we’re going to build that momentum up again with the aim of resolving Connie’s nonsense once and for all, while transitioning into the plot for the second half of the story. This whole thing is just going to keep going, so I hope you guys like…long plotty werewolf dramas. I do. And I like when eeeeverything comes together just right, and that takes time to work up to :).

In TV news, I’ve been trying to avoid thinking about the apocalypse, so I’ve been watching the last season of Mad Men instead. I watched the rest of the series before this season even aired, so it’s been…a couple years? I remember bits and pieces of the rest of the series, which actually makes the last season feel like a series of weird mysteries, piecing back together the story that led to the current events. Mad Men is really a fascinating show. If you break it down, there’s not much of a plot. There are whole episodes where nothing essential happens. You could almost say that most episodes are made up of a series of vignettes, vaguely connected to each other, that reveal little insights into the characters’ emotional states. New characters are introduced for one episode, only to disappear for the rest of the series, serving only to show whatever Don or Joan or Peggy or whoever is feeling at any given point. It’s a very interesting way to tell a story! I don’t know if I could do it, because I like solid plots that direct characters to change over time, but I guess watching it is still fun, regardless.