Character: Mira

The Mentor

0036 Delayed Impact

Mira’s so surprised, she’s ceased to exist. I wanted to name this “Symmetry” because, while Monday was better than expected, this was not so much. Elevators are big. Mira is small. I thought about playing with scale for art’s sake, but I figured I wouldn’t like the result. Now I’m […]

0035 Truancy

This turned out better than expected. I love it when that happens. ↓ TranscriptFrame 1 NURSE 1: Miss Washington! MIRA: Yes? Frame 2 NURSE 1: Where did you go? MIRA: Took a walk. That a problem? NURSE 1: You're supposed to be on bed rest. Frame 3 MIRA: Child, I've […]

0033 Abrupt

Have you ever felt really, totally terrible only to have someone come along and burst your funk bubble? Like, right when you’re getting a good wallow going? Obviously, the thing to do is roll with it, but I suspect that’s easy to say and harder to do. We like to […]

0032 Helpline

Really, Mira. She could have been from North Dakota. Funny how people tend to get vague when dealing with difficult topics. It’s like it makes them uncomfortable or something. Really. There’s nothing¬†wrong with being Canadian. ↓ TranscriptFrame 1 MIRA: I know what you're tryin' to do. CHARLEY: Excellent! That makes […]

0031 Smile and the World Hits on You

I should throw a party after every tenth comic. ↓ TranscriptFrame 1 MIRA: Why do you care, anyway? CHARLEY: Why shouldn't I, right? Frame 2 MIRA: I… Damn it. Why do you keep sayin' things I can't snark at? Frame 3 CHARLEY: Why are you phrasing that as a question? […]

0029 A Very Palpable Hit

Charley doesn’t have the same sense of personal space as the majority of humanity. This has rather a lot to do with the fact that she’s never been called on it. When I developed the characters’ looks and tested things, I came up with a number of personality elements. It’s […]

0028 Closer

I’m confused and hungry. How are you? ↓ TranscriptFrame 1 CHARLEY: Well, I feel a little better. MIRA: I don't. CHARLEY: I'd hate to see you fall in. Frame 2 CHARLEY: I'd have to do something about it and I am drunk off my ass. MIRA: You don't look drunk. […]

0027 Loss for Words

Bleh. That is all. ↓ TranscriptFrame 1 MIRA: One. Two. Thr- CHARLEY (Off panel): Nice night for a walk, right? Frame 2 MIRA: What? CHARLEY: Didn't mean to scare you. Just saying it's a nice night, sorry. Frame 3 MIRA: I guess so. CHARLEY: You seem a little under dressed, […]

0022 End of Line

I considered staging this scene on a cliff, to really underline the cliffhanger. The cliff is a a bit to the left of frame. The location is a real place, which I may or may not make clear, later. It’s lacking in boulders, though. Those are a bit further off […]

0021 Not the Whole Truth

It’s the cryptic voice over again! I did say it would be back. Wednesday’s strip will mark the actual end of the Prologue. I’m totally not ready for that. I’m behind on set building, character models, over all planning, and just about everything else. That sounds worse than it really […]