Technical Humor – No Exceptions
Movie Inspiration: X-Men
Poor Logan. I get the feeling that he won’t last long at this job, despite his genteel nature. Ahem.
I originally conceived of Logan working for a document shredding company, showing up to destroy boxes of sensitive documents right on-site. Then I remembered the series of ads with the byline of “Life’s too short for the wrong job“, where they had supposed pictures of the insides of various vending and service machines, showing how they “really” work. The document shredding companies typically have the shredding apparatus mounted inside a truck, so I thought it would be even funnier to have Logan be the apparatus in the truck. Boxes come in a chute and Logan goes to work. That idea morphed into the above because I thought it would be a simpler way to convey the same joke.
This week, two visual pieces gave me the most trouble. The first was the pile of shredded paper. CJ and I went through three different iterations of placement and pile depth. I originally just drew the pile, but CJ suggested scattering some of the paper on the floor to make it look more like a mess, which makes it look more like what a real “shredding room” would.
The really difficult piece this time was Logan’s hair. Four separate attempts and a couple of hours of sculpting later…
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!