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Teri Student Witch by DanShive Teri Student Witch by DanShive
Well, as I've said, I'm taking a cartooning class this semester. For one of the projects, we had to create our own comic strip in a "Garfield" format, i.e. three panels with no border on the middle panel. The professor didn't call it the "Garfield" format, but as far as I'm concerned, that's what it is.

Anyway, we had to come up with a comic, and rather than cheat and use comic characters I've already used before, I put together this. Concepts and characters are similar to things I've done before, but not quite the same.

Note that this wasn't to be done on the computer, so we must contend with my lousy lettering by hand skills. Even though the lettering is so horrid, it took the longest to do, as I was attempting to measure it out vertically. The professor actually wanted, after having done roughs first, to spend only an hour on each final version. I took longer, mostly due to the lettering ^^;

Incidentally, I know a few people named Teri, but this character isn't named after any of them. I just happen to like the name ^^:
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:iconfirelocke:
Firelocke Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
The owl reminds me suspiciously of a certain one found in The Secret of N.I.H.M. :D
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scatmanfan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Is that the owl that will eat people? Nice, it made me laugh.
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Inclassificabilis Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
If only the poor girl next to her had kept up with her studying...
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:iconinclassificabilis:
Inclassificabilis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
This isn't the witch who shrank that girl, is it?
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:icondbraeges:
DBraeges Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
What is it with you and owls? Because whatever who have, I probably have it too.
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vidthekid Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My stepmom is named Teri.
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:iconpharmmajor:
pharmmajor Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Very cool comic. Hopefully we'll see more adventures with Teri soon.
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icecheetah Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
What did you use to measure out the lettering?
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DanShive Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
A ruler, measuring vertical space.
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icecheetah Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
Might I suggest an Ames lettering guide? I know that importing one from america was worth it for me. It looks very complicated, but I can try type out instructions on how to use one.
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ChronosCat Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The art reminds me of what one would see in a newspaper strip - was that intentional, or a result of the technique/medium? (To me, the inking feels like something between Garfield and the daily strips of Calvin & Hobbes during the middle of its' run.) It has a nice "organic" feel to it, but I prefer the detail of your digital inking.

As for the lettering, it's not perfect or near as good as the pros, but it's not bad - quite legible, and certainly better than I could do!
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ChronosCat Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, and to make sure I'm being clear, I mean that the art reminds me of a newspaper strip beyond the fact that it's in three-panel format.
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Lswow Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
dan i think you are going to have to do some more
amazing, but i still like the demon duck
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:iconsquato:
Squato Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This almost feelis like an older version of Kiki here.
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FerretBob Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
Cheat, or the Owl will eat you!

One of my friends actually printed a sign to put on their door "Knock, or the Owl will eat you!"
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tigressmin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Obey the laws of physics"

That made me smile ^_^ Cute comic
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Bocaj-Claw Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
I like the lettering. It looks organic.
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triforcel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
The comics are pretty funny, and the lettering isn't hard to read at all. At least not to me. Is this all or will there be more of them?
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KidaDaluie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
I like it!!

It's even cooler cause my name is Teri too!
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BlackNightingGale Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Giggles* Cute comic. ^^
Your lettering is SOOO much better than mine. o_o I find that, the better I get at drawing, the worse my handwriting gets. lol
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catgirl450 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Teri needs to obey the laws of physics, or else the physics police will arrest her! (How else did you think they enforced the laws of physics?)
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AWdeV Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Bwahaha.:lol:

The venerable wisdom owl's awesome.:happycry:
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:iconolivias-atelier:
Olivias-Atelier Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is tres amusing. Srsly.
I'd read this if it were in the weekly funnies.
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AHRaven Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Comic 2, panel 3

LOVE the look Teri has ^^
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Sousui-Ookami Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Hilarious Dan. And kudos for coming up with another awesome character even though you had so many others lying around.
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hawk222 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Student Artist
Very funny! Please make more!

...For some reason, this reminds me of El Goonish Shive. I wonder why...
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:iconomega-warior:
Omega-Warior Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Briliant! Man, I envy your abilities!
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KyynNightbow Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Cool. I'd have to pick the first one as my fav.

And honestly, Dan, your lettering isn't really all that bad.
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:iconhipper-reed:
Hipper-Reed Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Owl? What owl?
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Jake-R Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
To put it mildly; I would not feel sad if there were more of these.

... but that's putting it VERY mildly. Teri's fun ^_^
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Paladin343 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like her.
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princessyukisohma Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Back in witch-burning times, didn't they try to figure out if someone's a witch or not because they thought if someone can swim, they're a witch?

Oh! Has Teri ever turned anyone into a newt?
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DanShive Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Teri has never turned anyone into a newt, but one of my rough comics that I didn't finalize had a joke making reference to that Monty Python sketch.
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Threvlin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, great stuff.
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SkysongMA Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Student Writer
I LOVE the wisdom owl. Seriously, that thing is funny as hell, but it's also fricking creepy- like something out of a Don Bluth film.
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agmlego Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Rock on.
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unknowner Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Much fun! Especially the Giant Wisdom Owl. We've been without much owly goodness in EGS since Hedge sort of faded from the picture.
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Paruser Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Awesome Garfield-style comics, Dan. Especially the "physics teachers hate levitation" gag. That never gets old.

I find myself hoping that the ancient wisdom owl will appear in EGS. And that it will meet Hedge.
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kastanok Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Physics teacher annoyed by floating objects.
Owls in dangerously close proximity to tests.
Did you ever do a swimming/mermaid joke before? I think that one's new :P

I guess when you've been making comics for so long it's hard to come up with totally original ideas. Still, cool new twists. :)

I'd love to see more or Teri (that sounds so wrong).
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Taigan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Well.... not a joke but [link]
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AARST Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
You should do more. ;3

Every time you introduce a character I always want to know more about them.
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Matthlord Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
The second one is the best out if the three...
Now we can only wonder how long it will take before 'Hoot' becomes a meme ^^;
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Solomen Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: Take the test yourself or the owl will eat you :rofl:
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Seigmann Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Teri's comment in the very first picture. "...as my hat should make obvious."

Great work. I hope we'll get to see more of Teri. :-)
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kirbykandy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Student General Artist
The second one made me laugh. XD
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eruanna Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
cute!
The drawing isnt quite up to par with your regular work though.... not as much time spent?
I really adore the ancient wisdom owl. He should be on a T-Shirt or something.
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DanShive Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Rushed, and done off the computer at a small size (10" x 3").
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Novalyyn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't the Rats of Nimh owl?
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DanShive Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
No, but it IS similar. It's also similar to the Legend of Zelda huge owl, but hey, they're all wise owls ^^;
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Novalyyn Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't played enough Zelda games to know. ^^;
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