Category Archives: minicomics live 4

the steaming pool– finished comic!

I’ve actually had The Steaming Pool finished for several days, but there have been some fiddly technical problems with getting the images scanned and ready to display here.  I’m still not sure this is the best way to arrange the … 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 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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minicomics live 4–post 18: inking notes

The inking has begun.  There should be at least one page finished fairly soon.  I’ve already inked all of the steam, including the steam creature.  I decided to give the steam real identity by doing all of it with a … Continue reading

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minicomics live 4– post 17: completely lettered!

The Steaming Pool is a comic that’s all about the lettering.   I should have considered this when I decided to do a Gorey tribute as a minicomics live project–hand  lettering in an unfamiliar style is nerve wracking enough without having … Continue reading

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