With George wearing makeup I wanted to do something silly… so this strip came to mind very quickly after the idea to put him in said makeup was jotted down.
This is also why I had him drinking Soda-Cola in his appearances last week.
The bearded fellow in panel three is based off of Jeff Moss from Blind Ferret. I’ve done a few Gutters pages with him and met him at ECCC this year. I was going to just add another throw away character in there to have the other guy talking to, so I decided to use Moss since I already had his character design from one of the Gutters pages I’ve done. A few people remarked on how my design for John looked like Moss in the past, so when it came time to have to draw him some of that snuck in there.