1. Whoa! What’s this? It’s a 2-frame animation of a comic page. In trying to decide whether to ink my latest comic with a pen or a tablet, I did the first page both ways and animated both versions to compare them.

    The pencils were drawn on 4 pages of a 3.5”x5.5” pocket sketchbook, then scanned, and inked in Photoshop (that’s the page with the bold panel borders), then I inked the pencils in the book with a 0.4 pen and scanned those (that’s the page with the wavy thin panel borders). I overlaid them in Photoshop and exported the result as a gif.

    Some observations:
    Both inking methods seem to take me about the same amount of time.
    I feel more comfortable drawing with pen, but a tablet offers unlimited do-overs.
    A tablet also makes it easier to draw with varied line weight, which adds visual interest.
    You can tell which details were most important to me because they change the least between frames.
    I can’t write as neatly with pen as I thought.

    Still on the fence about how I’ll ink the comic, and would be interested in hearing your thoughts. In the meantime I’ll just be mesmerized by this for a while.

     
  2. Sketch Comic: Boring Soul
    Working on a comic that’s taking forever, so I took a quick break to draw this.

     
  3. Doodles for a story I’m planning to think about writing.

     
  4. An hilarious doodle I just had to share with you.

     
  5. Journal comics: Page 7/∞

    The comic in panel 1 can be found here.

     
  6. Journal Comics: my first day back at it.

    YEAR OF THE HORSE!

     
  7. Hourly Comic Day 2014

    5 pages of my exciting, exciting life. It feels great to have produced so much in one day- you can look forward to more journal comics soon.

     
  8. 10-11 pm: Catan
    Thanks if you read along, I appreciated the likes and replies. I’ll be scanning these pages properly and posting them tomorrow or so.

     
  9. 10-11 pm: Catan
    Thanks if you read along, I appreciated the likes and replies. I’ll be scanning these pages properly and posting them tomorrow or so.

     
  10. 9-10 pm: Fuckin’ Ruzzle