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"A Different Perspective" ended, and the larger story began
to form in my head around late 1993, I decided to sit down and make
"final" designs for Allison and Carrie, who, by this time, had
finally switched names.
While preparing the 1995 version
of A Different Persepctive, Dove Sherman redesigned most of the
characters. While we ended up not going ahead with this version of
Closetspace, most of Dove's designs remain, especially Carrie's penchant
for big earrings.
Dove's version of a nice
conservative Allison, a counter point to the very lively Carrie.
It was about this time that Dove came up with a better name for the
Dove's version of Victoria. The
last picture is her version of Victor, Victoria's male alter-ego. I
never really came up with a design for Victor, and so her designs pretty
much stand (assuming that Victor wears a wig or toupee as his male alter
pictures of a white Victoria were drawn before I mentioned that
Victoria was black. A neat little trip into an alternate world for
Victoria that ended up as another character, her( sweetheart
version of Jason, Carrie's male alter-ego. Jason was a character I
never really thought to draw, and Dove came up with a design so
good, I still use it.
Dove's version of Jack, Carrie's
father. he was another character I wrote, but never designed, so
Dove took the reigns for this one as well.
Dove: "Carrie gets her pretty
eyes from her dad."
Unfortunately, the move to Pennsylvanian in 1996 put the kibosh on
this version of the webcomic, although Dove did make one of her own,
a layoff in 1997, I puttered around with drawing my own version of
Closetspace, and tinkered around with some designs. This was
meant to be a title picture for the webcomic, and while the '97
version never materialized, it DID show up as a print made
specifically for the 2004
Convention, and as the CS Icon on this website.
After another layoff in
2001, I had planned to bring Closetspace back as a webcomic, and went so
far as to put up "Coming Soon" pages with this picture as a page
An alternate version of
the icon pic for the 2001 version of the comic. It was resurrected
for the 2002 version, and is sat in the little control panel on early
versions of this page.
The final design work
for the 2002 Version of Closetpsace was done in January 2002 for the first
episode, showing an older Allison and Carrie. I drew the first
episode shortly afterwards and the rest...well...thanks for reading the
results of eleven years of effort. It makes each episode just that
much more special to me.