Well, I’ve got the questions sent out to 4 different artists, one set of answers promised “soon”, and I’m waiting for follow-up answers from one other artist. While I’m waiting for them to get back to me, I’ll run this article.
Andrew Hart, creator of the Winston webcomic, promised me something for Christmas. I was expecting a drawing.
I was only half-right.
The other half was a hand-made clay model of Winston himself. If you’re not familiar with this comic, Winston’s father was an inventor, but not a particularly good one. Through a series of bad choices, he drove his wife and son into financial ruin and they had to find a new place to live, and basically just survive. Winston himself is a product of his father’s work (hence the wheels for feet). His best friend is a crow named Kingsley. His mother’s constant companion is a big, green hobo-like manifestation of her despair, aptly named “Gloom”.
Winston’s main pastime is finding all new ways of making life interesting, albeit in a life-threatening way. It’s brilliant black humored satire, and one of my favorite strips on GoComics.
Winston here is going on my Christmas tree next year. If we last that long.