Speed Demons

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052b

With this comic, I inadvertently drew a lot of things in profile. I guess that was necessary to set up the joke–can’t really do that if we fully see the haycart coming up behind. Here I made some use of … Continued

Private Misza

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051b

I’m a little behind schedule here–but it’s because I’m putting together a little something :)

Reflections

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050

End of Chapter 1 The oversized panel, I hope, achieves the sense of pause after the climax and resolution of Lucky’s arc. There are still many unanswered questions at this point in the story, but Lucky has unambiguously stepped out … Continued

Changing of the Guard

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049

Kapitan Bzik has himself a new recruit, whether or not that recruit knows what’s happening. That home-brewed nalewka can be potent stuff. Looks like the company won’t be down a man, anyway. Er–down a person. So, tried something a little … Continued

Black Tuesday

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Black Tuesday

At long last, it’s here! A couple weeks of tender loving care went into this one. I shaded the backgrounds with pencil. I’m ambivalent about the effect, though. Shading the characters ended up being pretty haphazard. In the past I’ve … Continued

An Effective Soldier

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An Effective Soldier

Further experimentation with pencil-shaded backgrounds. I actually did the Ford FT-B in the third panel on a separate sheet of paper and scanned it to its own layer, so I could make it stand out a little better against the … Continued

Order Form

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Order form

Tried a couple new things here: Vector inks. I haven’t tried that in a while, and while it does create a slightly cleaner look, there’s really not much advantage for web publication. However, if I want to scale the artwork … Continued

The Iron Bear

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The Iron Bear

I wanted to try a different workflow for this comic–one that solved a problem I keep running into. Because I do the figures and the backgrounds at different points in the process, I have a difficult time controlling tangents and … Continued

Master Plan

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Master Plan

It’s not that Masha likes the way the uniform fits. It’s more about the doors that it can open for her. The question remains–how would Malutki react if he knew how Masha really got that uniform? This is one of … Continued

Forbidden

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043

Because, you know, some people prefer it that way. I spent a lot of time on this one, because I wanted to make sure I got all the subtleties right. Nina’s gestures have to be just the right amount of … Continued

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