BidboroughStreet's avatar

Escape Artists, Ep 1, Pg 95

110 Favourites
75 Comments
978 Views
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
775x1687px 693.98 KB
Published:
© 2014 - 2020 BidboroughStreet
Comments64
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
JJPoatree's avatar
JJPoatree Photographer

I enjoyed episode 1 very much, and I look forward to upcoming episodes. I enjoyed, while Deborah goes on and on about Deville, our befuddled hero is eating ice cream, playing with a gunny sack(?)and buying sneakers... Funny with an appealing style.

BidboroughStreet's avatar

A thousand thanks for taking the time out for reading Escape Artists and for your thoughtful comments. I appreciate it very much. I am glad you enjoyed my work. I hope someday I will have the time to draw again. Thank you Beating Heart - Black

JJPoatree's avatar
JJPoatree Photographer

Isn't Dave Deville the human caretaker of the 3 chipmunks- Alvin, Theodore and Simon? :)

BidboroughStreet's avatar

I had to google that but, yes, hehe - that's funny! No doubt David would be very pleased to get such a lucrative Hollywood role.

JJPoatree's avatar
JJPoatree Photographer

I read it all and I really like it. I want to know more.I need resolution. I look forward to future episodes.

BidboroughStreet's avatar

Thank you! If the fates allow Beating Heart - Black

SombrePainter's avatar
SombrePainter Traditional Artist
Wow, these are great! 
BidboroughStreet's avatar
Thank you ^_^
aegiandyad's avatar
Devill is a total hack. A ham actor with half a dozen stock expressions of which the sideways smirking with sly wink is one, evidently. One is the poster's "look at me, aren't I young, suave and handsome?" look. I wonder what the other four are...
BidboroughStreet's avatar
That's called being a minimalist, isn't it? You've got it sussed - I might as well just ball the whole thing up and become a priest!

Deville's not young -- I just don't have time to do the 2d shading required for wrinkles X) Actually, he's only 49 - I suppose he is "young" - because saying that makes me feel better. The older I get, the farther I move the bar of "old"!
aegiandyad's avatar
If it wasn't so good I wouldn't know what was going on... of course they are never as young as they look on stage. Why is he always looking up instead of down at that faux Damien Hirst skull? It's to disguise the saggy jowls, isn't it?
BidboroughStreet's avatar
Thank you. I think that is the reason, yes ^_^ Then, how can someone so dramatic resist such a dynamic pose?

I think the illusion of the actor's youth depends on the lighting and make-up and sometimes there's nothing they can do for it -- my favourite actor sat on the edge of the stage and dangled his feet a few inches from my lap. And all I could think was -- well, I thought all sorts of private things -- but, also:

"Look at your ankles. You're old."
aegiandyad's avatar
When I was on stage Philostrate I could hear a whole cohort of students near the back laughing. Congratulating myself on my comic timing and the 'success' of the entirely new 'business' I had just imrovised of having the scroll of entertainments 'accidentally' tie itself to my finger with its own red tape so that i could whip it out of King Creon's hand after handing it to him [his next lines were written on it and he had never learned them!] I plucked up courage and asked one of them how it went. "You were SO self conscious... it was hilarious!", I was told. I had been directed to act as if I knew perfectly well that the entertainments were either pretentious crap or tedious, unfunny, amateur village dram. soc. rubbish. And to make it worse the King has chosen to see the rubbish! I've been put back stage center for my speech, he weakest position of all; having had to hold center stage only while handing over the blessed scroll, with no one else near me except the King who had already stepped back, not realising he didn't have the scroll any more, and I have this staff in my other hand and can't let go of it to untie the scroll... etc., how else should I look but acutely self conscious and embarrassed? These critics don't know how much we actors suffer for our art.
BidboroughStreet's avatar
Comedy intentional or not ^_^ That is a funny story. How long did you act and do you act now? I went to acting school but gave up acting. I was too immature to realize that my inability to disassociate was something I could grow out of or work through. Perhaps I would like to try my hand at it again but for now I am perfectly contented to act through my illustrated proxies.
aegiandyad's avatar
I had cunningly insisted on being given a Revox A77 tape recorder for my 21st birthday. That and a few 'mix tapes' got me into several ligs, parties, heavy petting sessions, etc., but the real bonus was being invited to provide sound effects for drama soc. productions. I did the sound for MacB... er, the Scottish Play, and The tempest, but somehow found myself actually IN Lear and A Midsummer Night's Dream. I also did a large-ish bit part in a play put on in Bulawayo and finally doubled up as Herrick and a jail warden, in the round in Harare's main venue, in The Crucible [not the Sheffield theatre but the Arthur Miller play] which was truly terrifying.
BidboroughStreet's avatar
That is so cool! I wish I could lay claim to as many interesting experiences ^_^
View all replies
staypee's avatar
staypee Digital Artist
It's a great read!
I enjoyed every page. Deborah's rant and even the little things happening in the background.

I'm curious though, why does Jake call her Reiku?
BidboroughStreet's avatar
Oh, thank you so much! It was a very pleasurable surprise to wake up first thing this morning and read all your wonderful comments. It's really made my day! I am so pleased you enjoy my comic ^_^

It is revealed in the next chapter that Reiku is Deborah's middle name - but since you asked :D
staypee's avatar
staypee Digital Artist
Escape Artists is very entertaining!
I just kept on clicking 'next' because I wanted to read more!

Wow, spoilers~ :la:
BidboroughStreet's avatar
Ah! You've made me so happy!! Thank you! I will tell you even more spoilers: Jake will wear a tie. And it will have either: Dinosaurs. Or space! WHAT will it be? Even I don't know... the world sits on the edge of its seat, waiting to know. And I must not disappoint. Perhaps... dinosaurs in astronaut suits.
aegiandyad's avatar
I was wearing one of my father's old 'abstract' ties in the bar at Turtle Bay, Malinidi, and some guy with and an American accent said, "Where did you get that tie? Take it away! Burn it!" I can just imagine an interviewer thinking that as soon as Jake sits down.
BidboroughStreet's avatar
It is as if we are the same person, aegiandyad! Yes, there is an interview in the next chapter and Jake is wearing what he thought was a very tasteful abstract tie... but apparently it is not. The tie may or may not have included a few cartoon Yodas. I wonder what the man in the bar would have thought if you had taken out a lighter and burned it then and there? A bit of performance art on holiday.
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In