I never thought I'd ever draw such a hyper-rendered crotch.
And, tell me how it is that I wrote this page, looked at it countless times, and still always glance over the bottom left panel and read "withoutum" as "scrotum."
Between this page and the last page (check out the comments) it seems I'm having some man issues.
No more dongs for a while, I promise.
I can't say i saw that word wrong BUT I can say I semi-wish he just said "in my pants!" just for the hilarious unintended double on-taun-dra, lol but this is the classier route.
And yes, I can't spell that word so I just pronounced it phonetically, lol
We shall all remember the day Loud Era was R rated.
@TheSilverLeague: Ohhhh, that would have been a good one.
@The_Hankerchief: It'll be like Columbus Day, where all the kids have off from school.
Marie has "cigarettes are not the only thing that's in your pants..." written all over her face. XD
But haha, drawing cartoon crotches is weird - it's like if you draw all the folds on trousers you catch yourself thinking "am I sex-obsessed?" and if you ignore them you think "am I turning into a nun?". I mostly struggle with dogs because it's a loop of cartoon logic - usually cartoon dogs don't have genitalia but real life dogs are not considered flashers if they have short fur so I tend to draw them with all their bits because that's how I'd draw a naked man in comics (I can't even promise Cop Story will never get to that point but I can promise that if it does it will be some kind of stupid shenanigans and not a hot bed scene) but it seems to attract more attention than naked people because everyone knows cartoon dogs are supposed to be visually genderless?
I guess everyone comes up with their own rules depending on their style and such but it's funny how certain things have something to do with social stuff and not purely visual side.
This is the toilet page all over again - one panel with a crotch and I somehow start talking about canine dicks. XD
@Oly-RRR: "This is the toilet page all over again - one panel with a crotch and I somehow start talking about canine dicks. XD"
Hahahahahahaha :D Noooo crotches and privates are so weird!! Like you don't want to give everyone Ken-doll fronts but you don't want to draw too much attention to the schlong, and it's really hard to find a balance that won't be misinterpreted someway XD I'm lucky in some sense because of the old baggedy-bag-bag style of the clothing, wasn't particularly form-fitting.
You're right, a lot of it is social instead of visual. I mean, even *I* know everything is just body parts, but when stuff is potentially gonna be shown I tend to Austin-Powers around it with whatever would make a good "natural censor." I need to learn to get over it though because that always seems like a corny cop-out.
@mitchellbravo: Yeah, it seems that anything to do with crotches in comics is misinterpreted nearly as often as moral/political views displayed by characters - it's like, if someone wants to latch onto that they sure will! XD
@Oly-RRR: LOL yes. What's the saying? At the dinner table don't talk about politics, sex, or religion? I mean, comics aren't the dinner table but they sure do bring out the screamers when you manage to strike a nerve.