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Bryan Bedell's Layer 6 Commentary

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We’d like to welcome Mark Weaver to the match!

Mark has finally broken the stylistic mold, returning to his own "look" for a doozy of a volley. If the plan was to disarm (no pun intended) Emory with his own style in #2 and #4, he's saved three of his five volleys to give the fans what they wanted.

Continuing the Oh-No-Mr.-Bill theme, Weaver has buried the tiny red underdog under the waves, but this time in his inimitable graphic style. The hand is particularly well-crafted, note the fingers are rounded on one side and squared on the other, crystallizing at least one detail of the red man's formerly somewhat-amporphous shape. The type is spot on (who doesn't love wide-tracked Futura Bold?), the palette is solid, there's nothing not to love about this layer, unless you're a tiny red dude and/or Emory Allen.

Soundtrack-wise, what if I told you there are two UK bands formed in the post-punk era that went on to global superstardom, both of which had early throwaway tracks called "Drowning Man" That's right, I'm talking about U2 and The Cure. And years later and miles away, another postpunk legend wrote a great little ditty about a red right hand.


Play by play commentary for this match is provided, as it happens, by Bryan Bedell.

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