Care Package

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My attempts to get used to Manga Studio continue. Soon I’m going to have to write a blog post about all the differences between working in PhotoShop and in MangaStudio. My whole process has been up-ended. I have less control … Continued

Recipes

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Is the old lady trying to wear down the border guards, and gain entry to Poland? or is she just bored? I’ve had the idea to do a comic like this for a while. I dunno, I kind of like … Continued

Changing Times

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I tried some brush and ink for the backgrounds of the first three panels. Sepia seemed like a logical choice for a dream/memory sequence. I had some trouble controlling the ink washes and brush strokes, and you can see some … Continued

Pointless Violence

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Hazing Zadziory seemed fun to Czerep until it got suddenly trendy. I tried a couple new approaches to this comic, to really push the art. The backgrounds are done in copics again, but I also did some accent work with … Continued

The Abyss Also Gazes

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The pretentious title for this downbeat comic is pretentiously taken from a Nietzsche quote. I’m not even sure if this comic is a joke or what. Anyway, I worked on making background art that was not quite as “busy” and … Continued

Tactics

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Rudek has a philosophical disagreement with his superior officer. Problems with Background Art So, with the last few comics I’ve been experimenting with traditionally drawn, inked, and colored backgrounds. But I’ve been finding that it’s a double-edged sword. On the … Continued

Flat Tire

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I wanted to push myself further with the backgrounds on this comic. So, I made the following artwork with Copic markers on bristol board: Then I scanned it. And, as you can see, did a lot of copy-pasting, cloning, and … Continued

Integrity

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So, this one was a long time in the making. After my mixed feelings about the traditionally-colored backgrounds in the last cartoon, I wanted to see what it looked like if I outlined the backgrounds as well. I also did … Continued

The Talking Tree

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I went a very different direction on the backgrounds in this one. I really like the textures Copic markers create, but I can’t control them very well yet. The result of hand-coloring the backgrounds is a kind of whimsical, story-book … Continued

Tolerance

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I’m particularly happy with the composition of panel 2. The perspective is wonky, but the rhythm of the figures really works for me. I was getting impatient to post this one. I could have spent more time on the backgrounds, … Continued

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