Monthly Archives: February 2013

best of the drawing of the day–week 46: a tall guy

Yeah, he’s a pretty tall guy.  At the very least, he’s  one of the tallest drawings of the day I’ve done in a long time.  That’s probably why he’s here.  This is year five of the drawing of the day … Continue reading

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tumblr sick day

Did you know that there’s no such thing as “stomach flu”?  The unpleasant experience that goes by that name is actually gastroenteritis, caused either by bad food or an assortment of bacteria and viruses that aren’t the ones that cause … Continue reading

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minicomics live 4– post 26: page 8 inks

And there we go– the basic inks for The Steaming Pool, completed from raw idea in about 22 hours of work spread over 5 days.  In that same period, I also wrote a 1250 word essay, made 4 drawings of … Continue reading

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minicomics live 4– post 23: page 7 inks

I actually rather like the naive ruler-free drawing of the parcheesi board.  It’s one of those drawings that’s good in context if you don’t look at it too closely.  I am filled with a great desire to design my own … Continue reading

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minicomics live 4–post 24: page 6 inks

Hmm– everybody seems to be staring off into space here but the dog.  I will absolutely fix this in the finishes, probably by redoing the steam creature’s eyes so she seems to be either conversing with the man or lecturing … Continue reading

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minicomics live 4– post 23: page 5 inks

Before you hate this too much, remember this page has two of the three major lettering errors.  Do not blame the man and his dog, the steam creature or the rocks for these problems.  This page is probably going to … Continue reading

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minicomics live 4– post 22: page 1 pencils

Here’s the cover– I felt free to go ahead with it once I figured out how to ink a cactus.  I actually really like this fine line method.  The little blots along the left side of the main trunk (if … Continue reading

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minicomics live 4– post 21: page 4 inks

This is the best of both worlds: an inked page with an on-the-fly change that makes the composition better, and a great big mistake that will have to fixed. The change is in the dog’s position, which reads much more … Continue reading

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minicomics live 4– post 20: page 3 inks

Yes, the pool sign is going to have to be messed with, and the fair side of the man’s face needs a correction in both panels, and I have to deal with the issue of the end of the bench … Continue reading

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minicomics live 4– post 19: page 2 inks

And the story begins … and yes, I’m starting with page 2, not just because it’s the first panel of the actual story, but because the cactus is on the cover and I don’t want to ink it there until … Continue reading

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