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.