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Well, Colonel Bombshell's back. I guess some people will think that's a good thing. Personally, I find it rather boring. I seriously don't even know why I'm here. She's just watching news for out-of-season sports, and her place smells awful, because of all the cigars. She really needs to find a hobby (I still vote knitting), if for no other reason than so that she isn't a bad example for all the young kids, WHO DEFINITELY SHOULD NOT BE READING THESE COMICS!!!
On an interesting production note, however, this comic has an example of DIGITAL TWEAKING!!! In this case, it has to do with our dear colonel's head. In the original, analog inking of the comic, Colonel Bombshell's lips and cigar were over by the edge of her face. It was the result of Brian not drawing her well enough, so he tweaked it, so that she'd look more like she did in her original appearance. You can compare the two below:
Isn't that incredible?!? In the first one, she looks one way, and in the second, she looks a slightly different way!
Yeah, I think it's kinda boring, too. Really, "It's just an example of how Brian is a terrible artist who relies on a computer to create his art for him. There's no creativity or decision making! Computers aren't just another tool available in the process of creating art! It's all evil 1's and 0's coming to suck the soul out of the artiste!!! After all, the artistic integrity of depicting a sexed-up, cigar-smoking military colonel hinges entirely upon whether or not a computer was used in the creation of the image." (This is all what I imagine Anna Log would say from her high-and-mighty high horse of being obsessed with only particular mediums [media?].)
In reality, I'm just talking about this because it padded out the length of this Scribb1e without me just aimlessly bashing on Colonel Bombshell, or Brian, or Brian's grad school. All of these are fair game (especially Brian, since the other two are technically his fault), but it's boring. It's more interesting to just comment on how computers are useful sometimes, and even if you primarily prefer working in one medium, it doesn't mean other ones don't have uses. (See how I got around doing a plural for "medium" there by just saying "other ones"? I'm ultra-clever!) Personally, I prefer yarn and skateboards, which is why I was so bored being stuck at Colonel Bombshell's house while she watched TV and drank "Totes Not Beer". (It was probably beer.) Maybe sometime I'll just teach Colonel Bombshell how to knit. That way, we'll actually have something in common other than our perpetually-bare midriffs.
But see, my midriff is bare because I'm cool and quirky. Colonel Bombshell's midriff is bare because she's a parody of the way women are depicted in videogames, as depicted in comics, which is another art form with a reputation for depicting women scantily…Um, I'm starting think my whole distinction might be built on sand and we should just realize that there are many ways to bare a midriff…