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light as a hoegaarden
Posted April 30, 2021 at 12:00 am

Hey, if your tummy's a private place, it's a private place :) no one but you make the rules when you're body's involved!

Hoegaarden is a white beer from Belgium (well, it's all over europe, and I don't know where it originated from but it's most definitely drunk in belgium amongst all the other beers) and it's the type of beer that's fresh and light, very appreciated on a hot day. 

Though nowadays I'm more interested in beers from less known breweries, local and organic ones too. What can I tell you, I'm in my 30s ;)

Changing the subject entirely: let's talk about skinny characters! They're all over the place in GGaR, and pretty much everyone had the same skinny body type back then. I'm thinking about this now because Lillian refers to eating basically fast food daily and it doesn't show, and Roomie's known to drink a lot of beers, and it doesn't show either! I think it suits Lillian to be skinny, as some bodies don't grow fat even when eating unbalanced, and we could imagine her having other body troubles from eating too much ice cream. But Roomie, if it were me nowadays, I would've drawn her differently. Not necessarily overweight but definitely showing some fat in her arms, butt and thighs, for example. 

This would be more credible too when lifting Lillian off the ground. As much as the comic implies she's strong because she may be lifting heavy pints, that doesn't show in the way I drew her arms. It would have made it more credible, more grounded, to have some fat and muscles shown there. 

And of course, it would have represented more body types. And that's something that is crucial in today's world. I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but just like GGaR does here, most medias we consume feature skinny (white) folks without much body varieties. We absolutely need more representation shown. And I'm happy to be able to see that now and see how much it improves on my drawings, and how much fun it adds to play with different body types. 

My next webcomic (which is actually starting tomorrow on my Patreon 'eeeyyy) will feature more diverse bodies, and I can't wait to learn from this experience!

--> This is a rerun of the finished webcomic Go Get a Roomie! You can find these two strips in the old archive >here<!


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