Ryan Lee Blu Ray Commentary

I figured it was about time to check in with Sid and Polly to see how those two crazy kids are getting along.  Clearly, hanging out with Polly has been good for Sid. He’s starting to develop a philosophy, or at least a curiosity about things deeper than “how quickly could I take that guy’s arm off?”  He’s not Socrates yet, but you gotta start somewhere.

The funny bit to me is that Sid thinks hot dogs are partially constructed of goats.  He’s sorted it out enough to know that something odd is going on there…but I don’t think his research team is top notch.  To be fair, goat would not be the weirdest thing found in a hot dog.  Yikeez.  (PS: I eat the Jewish hot dogs, because if its good enough for the rabbi, it’s good enough for me.  Also, delicious.)

As per usual, Mike bailed me out on this one.  Essentially, this is just a sixth grade joke about balls.  None of this works without Mike’s exemplary face-acting…Sid’s consternation in panel one, Polly’s warmth in panel 2, Sid’s apprehension in panel 3.  Tres magnifique!

Monster Mike Blu Ray Commentary

I finally learned how to draw Sid correctly. There is a fine line between drawing enough and drawing too much. That is the main thing I’ve been struggling with since starting this strip. Something I’ve improved on by leaps and bounds, if I do say so.I’ve been looking at a lot of cartoonists whose work I find inspiring. Shane Glines. Bruce Timm. Darwyn Cooke. All of these guys have that quick stroke. I’ve had the absolute pleasure of witnessing Darwyn Cooke do a sketch and, seriously, by the second stroke of the pen, there is a fully realized image. It’s quite incredible.

By no means, do I put myself in that category, but it’s where I strive to be and that is better, I think. It’s not the destination, it’s the journey, right?
What I think works in this one is the slice of life nature of it. This is what Superpub boils down to, for me. Yes, it’s two superheroes, but they aren’t on duty. What is in that hot dog is the most important thing going on right now for Sid and for polly, it’s getting a kick out of Sid, stressing about what he’s putting in the temple.
Kudos, Ryan Lee on making Superpub a place I love to visit daily.