Meet the most excellent crew of the Poly Roger. They are (left to right) Chris, Jenn, Lauran, Edwin the Airship Pirate, Wendy, Daphne, Boo, Jacob, Deana and Jason. (Crew, do you have URLs you’d like me to link to with your names, there? Leave a comment or get Deana to email me and I’ll link you up.)

Deana commissioned this one, and I have to say, it is one of the most challenging comics I’ve done in a long time. So many different, distinct characters, each of which must be identifiable by the family involved! I really hope I did okay there. Deana told me that Daphne could tell who everyone was without being told, so I feel that’s a good sign. I also really liked the photo of Angel’s Rest that Deana provided, and needed to come up with something sneaky to make the stick people show up against the dark and mottled areas of background, so came up with this white-outline technique.

A round of applause for Deana’s secret-keeping abilities, please, since I took many many weeks over this!

Overall, it has been a most enjoyable challenge that taught me a lot more than I thought it would.

Since this is a commission, the usual Creative Commons rules don’t apply; permission must be sought from both myself and Deana before using this online or away-from-keyboard, non-profit or otherwise. Thank you. 🙂