Papers

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Bzik would have his protocols hardbound. I tried a couple things in this comic. The background is one continuous drawing, with a fisheye perspective; each panel uses only one section of the whole drawing. So, if this were animated, the … Continued

Mashed Potatoes

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Yep. I did it. I did the eyeballs-in-the-dark gag. My life feels strangely complete somehow. Also, I really like how the “in the dark” lighting of panels 1-2 came out. I created a mask, and lowered the saturation and luminosity … Continued

Friendly Advice

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Friendly Advice

I’m trying out subtitles on this comic. In previous episodes featuring Belarusian, readers were likely to ask for translation. There are a couple different ways to handle that, but I figured I would see what it looked like to do … Continued

A Memory

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Rudek? …. Rudek? The trouble with PTSD is you never know what can trigger it. The question is, what aren’t we seeing in panel 5? Continuing with my experimentations on the background art here. I tried watercolors, and didn’t quite … Continued

Small Pond

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You thought you had seen the last of ol’ Lucky? Let’s be honest, this comic is really about trees. But also I had fun designing the lemmings. Miscalculated that second panel; had to tint the word bubble. Hope it’s not … Continued

Cleaning Up

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I don’t know why Masha bothered to hide the hole in the store-room floor…Bzik doesn’t seem to be very observant. So, anyway, in this one, I tried to better merge the use of pencils with the digital aspects of the … Continued

Budget Presentation

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The art process on this one was a bit different. Like usual, I sketched the panel layouts digitally. But instead of also inking digitally, I decided to try traditional pencils. One reason was to try out my new Huion light … Continued

Collusion

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I’m feeling good about the character designs in this one. Also, I’m trying that 1960s, “cartoon modern” flavor with the backgrounds again. A much more subtle and effective approach (I think), thanks to some additional research and time to refine … Continued

Slow Business

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A Little Applied Design and Color Theory I’m finding the need to solve problems created by the limited color palette. I try to assign a unique subset of the color palette to each character. But with new character designs and … Continued

Taking Stock

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If you haven’t checked out the Kickstarter campaign to print the first fifty comics, I encourage you to do so! As of this writing it is 93%, and I am in the process of pricing out stretch goals. Exciting stuff! … Continued

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