September 4th, 2011

If “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Was Filmed Today

If Ferris Bueller's Day Off Was Filmed Today
If Ferris Bueller's Day Off Was Filmed Today
If Ferris Bueller's Day Off Was Filmed Today
Another comic inspired by something someone said on my Twitter feed. And once again it’s from my friend, @bobgoyetche. I was tweeting something about how very different Ferris Bueller’s Day Off would be if filmed in today’s social media age. Bob mentioned how it would be a boring movie if the characters kept stopping every 5 minutes to post on Foursquare.

For the longest time I wanted to do a comic about my #1 favourite movie and Bob’s tweet gave me that idea. In a nutshell, I parody snippets from the movie above (well, more like tribute). I’m not too thrilled with the way the “running scene” came out. And yes, that’s supposed to be Ferris-Spud in front of Jeannie-Willomina’s car at the top right and those are supposed to be the Sears Tower in Chicago and Wrigley’s Stadium ;) Then again, I draw all this on a Moleskine notebook. The Pac-Man one to be exact.

And yes, that’s a bit of a tribute to the comic, Family Circus during the running scene. I used to hate that comic years ago but since being exposed to little kids in recent years, it makes sense to me.

Speaking of the running scene, I recently realized how much it resembles a typical Charlie Chaplin movie!

I still need to work on inking. In particular with separation of the background and drawing the eye to where I need it to be lead. It’s funny how much I think about user experience as I draw and layout my comics.

Anyhoo, I hope you enjoy this parody as much as I did drawing it. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of those movies I can watch over and over and from any point in the movie.