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strip 1 of SubMerged Squirrel

By AnnVole
Likely the first strip in a short webcomic series (I might need to give more background info in a prequil strip or two). This is a spi story - with the CIA, aliens, a squirrel, and a futuristic cold war.

notes: being transformed into a squirrel will make you sore. Unlike me, he does not know much about rodent identification. Because he notices how well endowed he is, I hope to convey that he is sexually mature as a human and and thus concerned with package size. He obviously has a problem with his dad getting stray cats trapped and knows he will call in a rush extermination job if any non-human shows up in the house. He must be close to graduation of some sort but this particular graduation must mean a lot to his mother so in the next strip, I will likely reveal what sort of degree he was going to get (hint hint - and I doubt he ever took biology if he can't tell a squirrel from a rat). The bird feeder is squirrel-proof but is it genius-proof? ...maybe...maybe not...
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Ooooh... Kind of like Metamorphosis, only he escapes...
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Ah, yes, I read Metamophesis AFTER drawing that and now that you mention it, there is a lot of parallels. Hopefully I can get back into doing art as fast and as good as I did about 15 years ago (mostly animation) and can take this idea to being a James-Bond-like squirrel character in a human world. (Submerged because most of the action happens in submarines.
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I have insect characters, so I did a story where one of them turns into a human after reading Metamorphosis... I like the story, even if it sucks at the end...
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Most of my favorite stories have significant "sucks to be you" sections. I guess "misery loves company" but I also like the drama and those "Damned if you do and damned if you don't" sort of hard decissions a character has to make and especially seeing their ways of dealing with the task of making such decissions. If everything is happy all the time, life gets boring (especially for the audience). I also like taking known stories and turning them inside-out. I have an idea for Alice in Wonderland: The white rabbit shows up in just about every scene (or could within the facts about him) so I want to do the two Alice stories (A in W, Through the Looking Glass) through the eyes of the White Rabbit instead of through Alice's eyes. Same story but the resulting attitudes and sympathies are shifted to different characters.
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Sucks not as in bad, but sucks as in "Sucks to be you."
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