Night Bumps No. 56


Night Bumps No. 55

NB_55So its come to this…

This issue marks the finale of my Night Bumps Sunday Comic Series! In December of 2017 I decided to start a comic strip to share every Sunday for 1 year as my New Year’s Resolution. I posted the first on January 21st, 2018 and 55 strips later here we are!

I hope you got a chuckle from time to time out of Night Bumps. It’s meant to be nothing more than a monument to my terrible jokes and love of Halloweenie thingies. This was a goal that I was eager to achieve and I appreciate anyone who gave Night Bumps even their briefest of times.

Night Bumps will always be linked on the site if you ever want to catch up or revisit. This upcoming Sunday may not have the usual bump in the night but rest assured when it comes to Night Bumps this isn’t goodbye…it’s just see you later.


Calling Dick Tracy!

Time Spent: About 8 hours

Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy artwork has to be some of the most anatomically incorrect and downright amateur drawings I’ve seen professionally published. Yet there’s a certain charm them.

I decided to reference one of Gould’s flat iconic images and paint it in a traditional sense complete with value and shadow.  About 8 hours of painting throughout the week and I ended up with this.

Dick Tracy is one of the earliest comics I’ve ever read. And the main reason I’d dig through my grandfather’s Chicago Tribune every Sunday. The 1990 film, toy line, and Nintendo game hold a special place in my heart even though they’re proven to be nothing special.

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Some detail work on Tracy’s suit and watch. 

The character was cemented as a personal favorite of mine as a high schooler. I e-mailed the Dick Tracy Museum located in Woodstock, Illinois to ask about visiting hours when I received a reply saying that they were in the middle of packing up and closing shop for good. It made me realize how easily your legacy can be swept away no matter how iconic your creation may seem. When I explained my sadness and fandom the Museum sent me a Dick Tracy t-shirt on the house. It was something I’d never forget.

I didn’t want Dick Tracy to be forgotten. So I always try to show my support whenever I can.