This page is taking me longer than I expected.  In the spirit of getting enough sleep AND not missing a deadline, here’s my final pencils (last stage before inking) with with word bubbles.  I’ll upload the final version later today.

And yes, I did steal this technique from Gisele Lagace, who draws several of my favorite webcomics and occasionally delays inks as well.

 

Edit:  The page is finished now.  Hooray!

Also, for those of you who don’t know, a Les Paul Custom is a very nice but very expensive guitar.  Most people will tell you to never buy a guitar like that without trying it out in person first, because guitars vary so much, individually.  Others will tell you that the factories are consistent enough that a good setup will get about any guitar playing perfectly for you.  Who is right?  Who knows.