Here's the latest comic for Investing.com. Short story short: It's about the Beta version of their new app. I was asked to draw a bear and a bull holding up the phone with the app screen on it. They were to be shown in a theater.
Originally, I had drawn the bear and bull much smaller. In that sketch, you could see the whole stage. The phone was resting on a little display pedestal. I realized the phone would be too small in that version to be able to see the app screen, so I decided to include a big projection screen in the background where the phone and screen would be projected in a larger format (something like an Apple unveiling).
I looked at the sketch. And then I looked at the clock. And I realized there wasn't enough time for that version. And so a new sketch was drawn up, a kind of Occam's razor of a concept (the simplest solution is usually the correct one). This model of efficiency only applies to comics for me, because the detail I love and the speed and efficiency of these comics are often antithetical.
I was pretty happy with the choice to simplify the design and layout. It made for a better (slightly less stressful) time drawing. I like the character designs as well (the bull more than the bear). Overall, I'd give this one a B+.
Quick side note: I counted today. To date, I've drawn 48 comics for Forexpros/Investing.com. That's quite a few. Particularly given the fact that, at one point in my life, I swore I would never draw comics again. Perhaps I'll do something special for the 50th.
If I have time, that is.