New Policy

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New Policy

Artistically, there wasn’t too much experimentation with this one. But as I was drawing it, I did feel more comfortable with what I was doing. I didn’t have to think as hard to visualize the poses; I felt more comfortable … Continued

The Post Office

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The Post Office

Masha has some trouble with the subtleties of plausible deniability and the black market. The fence in the post office probably thinks she’s dumb as a post. You know, a fence post. Moving House My wife and I moved from … Continued

Imports

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Imports

I wasn’t sure about this one, because it’s a little weird to have livestock in a world of anthropomorphic animals. But I couldn’t resist illustrating this idea. The babushka doesn’t seem too surprised that her plan has failed. Coloring Experiments … Continued

Smooth Talkin’

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Smooth Talkin'

Reflections on the Process For this cartoon, I further explored the effects I could create with subtle use of the “burn” and “dodge” tools. Mostly in the mirrors, but also to shade below the sink in panel 5. I also … Continued

The Case of the Nonexistent Contraband

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Upgrade

Thoughts on the Process The art process for this comic is almost exactly the same as the previous one. I did try to experiment a bit more with perspective, especially in panel 5, which is a sort of bird’s-eye parallel … Continued

May the Wind Be In Your Favor

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May the Wind...

I Apologize Yep. It’s a fart joke. I don’t even remember how I came up with this idea. New Word Bubble Process I’ve been struggling to find a method for creating word bubbles that results in all of the following: … Continued

Passive Aggression

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Passive Aggression

Meet Porucznik Czerep. A Porucznik is a junior officer, like a lieutenant…but the owl over there is Kapitan Bzik–and he outranks Czerep. He doesn’t like how Czerep is handling his duties at the border crossing. But he doesn’t like direct … Continued

National Colors

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I'm a bad person.

Process Experiments Tried a different technique to create word bubbles. I used the Oval tool and just kept overlaying ovals on ovals, then with the path selection tool, combined them all into a single path. I think this technique gave … Continued

The Five Year Plan

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Five Year Plan

Process Pencilled in non-photo blue on bristol comic book art board. Inked with Copic liner, 0.3 (used 1.0 for the fills). Scanned at 300 dpi. adjusted levels in PhotoShop to delete non-photo blue; set ink layer to multiply. colored on … Continued

A Work of Art

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A Work of Art

Process Thumbnailed the comic on paper Selected a limited palette of 12 colors Sketched and colored a rough version on two layers in Photoshop, to compose the color scheme. Inked in Photoshop, roughly laying on black on white in a … Continued

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