Sunday, November 9, 2008

Alternate Ending

I've never before drawn two endings to a comic story and I doubt I ever will again, but in the case of The Man Who Loved Breasts, I did. One of my Top Shelf editors, Chris Staros, wasn't thrilled with the ending I had roughed out when I showed him the story. I agreed that it could possibly be stronger, but I was at a loss as to how to do it. I inked it with the rest of the story and showed it to Chris again, and again it was bothering him. I gave it some thought and even though I felt it was funny, I realized it was an ending to a different story. The story I had was about a guy and his love of boobs, not that one man's heaven is a woman's hell. With that realization in mind, I came up with an ending that stayed consistent with the theme of the story and I'm happier for it. I still like the old ending for what it was, so I'm presenting it here.

For those who are interested, I've been putting the original art of this comic for sale at, including these pages.


Jeff said...

I have to agree with Chris; the ending included in the comic is stronger.

Jeff Flowers

Eric Reynolds said...

I've been meaning to write you about this since I read the comic after SPX. You had of course showed me the original ending when I first saw it, and so when I read the printed comic, I was surprised by the ending, which I agree was much stronger. You figured it out in a way that I couldn't put my finger on when we talked about it months ago.