Difference of Opinion

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Poor Malutki.   You might notice some slight adjustments to character design here. You also might not. ;) Also, I tried something with the colors. The background is built up of analogous hues, centered on purple, and the characters are … Continued

Do You Remember?

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This double-length comic took a long time to draw, mainly because I wanted to establish the snowy background as realistically as I could. Narrative-wise, it was important to me that Rudek encounter Skorzany in a kind of liminal space (ask … Continued

Wigilia

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Looks like 1929 is coming to a close in the world of Rudek and the Bear. For the curious, the object Rudek is handing to Malutki is called an opłatek. Did you notice the new word bubble typeface? I was … Continued

Extra Credit

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What I wonder here is, does Kasia know what she’s doing here? As she never interacted directly with “Private Misza,” she probably doesn’t know about Masha’s conflicted position… I wanted to really push the Vermeer-ish feel in the school room. … Continued

Reconnaissance

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Babcia certainly means well, but–she may just be selling Rudek up the river. It’s unlike her to not be a step ahead. though. For this comic I did a little research on Belarusian folk motifs. And it turns out there’s … Continued

A Real Puzzle

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Kasia is doing what any reasonable person would do, after hearing her shipment of supplies was confiscated at the border. The captain of the local KOP company, however, isn’t exactly a reasonable person. Like the last comic, this one was … Continued

The Would-Be Fink

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Yep. Sergeant Kowak is still trying to make the whole politics thing work. Currying favor, turning your superiors against your rivals. It ain’t so easy when the new Private is trying to make friends and bring the company together for … Continued

A Grave Matter

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Continuing the plot from this comic. I was very amused when several fans left comments on that comic, speculating as to what Babcia was really up to… The question is, did Rudek allow himself to be misled? What did he … Continued

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