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Sylvie isn't very popular at her school, but her twin brother Gilles is. Here the girl in the glasses tries to get Sylvie to give a birthday party invitation to her brother. Of course, she isn't very happy about it. I think in all the pages I drew of this terrible mess, this was the only page in which Sylvie was really Sylvie.
From the outset, Gilles doesn't really look like Gilles at all. He is somewhat popular or rather well-liked is probably the better word. He plays the violin or some instrument in the orchestra or something and probably spends a lot of his time after school practicing. Yeah, this page sucks.
Gilles ask if Sylvie is okay, and she thinks for a minute before telling him that he worries too much. On the way home they encounter the stray cat that Sylvie likes to feed whenever she sees it.
She is actually quite friendly with it and likes to hold and pet it. I suppose it's her only friend in this particular comic.
Well, that's all the pages here.
I think it's truly horrible because this isn't Sylvie and Gilles at all! Not at all!!! It's someone else pretending to be like them, or Sylvie and Gilles hired as actors and doing poorly as other characters that don't really fit the kind of people they are. This was the reason I had to give up. Sylvie looked too normal and normal-cute. And Gilles was much too friendly (though he's still the more approachable of the too), and most of all there seemed to be a rift between them. I think that there still is when they are in the right character, but the most important thing about Sylvie and Gilles was missing from this comic. That is- the fact that two are basically in their own world- Sylvie more than Gilles, and act and think differently from most normal people.
Anyway, just yesterday I was drawing, and I think I finally have a comic for Gilles and Sylvie. I had to create a new character, Louise, who introduces herself as, "I'm not very pretty, in fact, I'm a little plump. And round. And short." Louise is incredibly normal, but it's because this that makes a story with Gilles and Sylvie possible in the first place. So- I think this is what I will be trying to do once I finish my spring cleaning! (Which is extreme, EXTREME spring cleaning). Maybe I'll post the sketches someday. I think this story that I have in store has that sort of... well... the feeling is different from my other comics. Maybe someone can help explain to me how it's different...?
Labels: 2007 sketches, failed comics, Gilles and Sylvie, Twlight