Mynarski Forest Official Vintage Archive

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#192) "Photo Shoot"
November 20, 2000

Now here's something you don't get to see on the cover of National Geographic every day.... This is probably one of the only times the animals are genuinely disappointed not to see Hunter Hank, although it's probably just as well that he didn't show up given how badly things usually work out for them.

I find that when drawing gore that the audience knows to be fake, as in this storyline, it tends to feel somewhat less tense (for want of a better word) than when a story calls for depicting real gore (like what occasionally happens to gophers or Skippy on a really bad day) since with real violence there's always the possibility of going too far and offending somebody.

With obviously fake blood and guts, there's no such risk, unless the reader is somebody who honestly should have stopped reading Mynarski Forest LONG before reaching this strip. I haven't let the fear of offending people cause me to pull my punches too often, but it's something I'm always a bit leary of, and it's liberating to sometimes do a storyline like this one where I can go all out and not have to worry about it.

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