Will Chapel ever win against Fred? After so many losses? Guess not today!
I chose “Williams” for the name of Chapel’s unseen underling/adviser as it’s a suitably period-drama-esque name, like Thomas from Downton Abbey. Honestly, I don’t know how Dickens and other writers think up such antiquated and convoluted names for their characters! Though I’m not really one to talk – “Chapel Smith” is just as quirky of a name as “Esther Somerson” from Bleak House or “Marie Melmotte” from The Way We Live Now, an excellent series I just finished watching with my parents.
The photograph in the background of panel 4 reads “Sam Smith, Winner, National Poker Semi-finals, 1993.” Even though Fred won at their Guys’ Poker Night, it looks like Chapel’s father Sam was quite a champ back in the day! Unfortunately Chapel doesn’t seem to have picked up his board-game prowess…
If you missed my doodle earlier this week, Chapel and Rupert wished you a sparkly 4th of July!
I have two Keep Calm shirts and a Keep Calm and Carry On poster!!!!
Keep Calm and ______ _______
because I AM OBSESSED WITH ONE DIRECTION
OHMYGOD LIAM PAYNE
HE'S SO HOT
Oh, I had a feeling.. Poor Chapel seems to never win a board game!!
Epic Chapel face in the third panel LOL XD
Cemeteries. Visit cemeteries, specifically old ones. Most of my characters are named after and based on tidbits of information I've gotten from graves. The most interesting are gravestones for whole families. Name everyone on your fictional character's family after the first names on that stone then use a second name from the stone to the left, right, or opposite row! If writing historical fiction try and find someone from that era's grave to get the name right. If that fails use a name from the bible, John, James, Paul, David, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, Rachel, Esther... ect. These names were very common throughout the last 400 years.
I also love the way the sun looks in that first one. Great job!