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birds in a sluddle is finished!

It took a month and more, but Birds in a Sluddle is finished.   I gave up posting it bit by bit when my eye problems got so much worse, because nobody wants to read about that.  But now I’ve … Continue reading

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not a month yet– my inking desk, and another inked page

Sluddle progresses. Here is another scanned page of more or less finished inks (I may decide to shade Iowa’s shirt in some way, but I’m holding off on that until I see whether it will make the denser pages too … Continue reading

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month? what is this “month” you speak of?– actual inks!

More or less finished, but unerased inks for page 11 of Sluddle.  This pen is all fountain pen, all the time, with no brushwork and no spotted blacks. Lettering: a brand new B nib Lamy Safari (matte black body, black … Continue reading

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this isn’t going to take a month–my lettering desk

Substantial progress is being made on Sluddle.  No, seriously.  Really.  I took these pictures at twilight– it always shocks me how yellow my work lights actually are, considering the bulbs in my lamps are CFLs. As you see here, the … Continue reading

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minicomics weekend (not going to be a month!)– two more little maudie pages

I am perilously close to having these pencils finished- -the other two pages have only blue jays to go.  I am very happy with these generic small birds, less happy with the blue jays.  One of the great artistic mysteries … Continue reading

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minicomics weekend turning into a month– wrestling with little maudie

Not really– Little Maudie is a very well brought up person who doesn’t go around wrestling with random cartoonists.  She just solves the problem with something she finds in a Useful Book, consults with the Animals, or (in dire situations) … Continue reading

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minicomic weekend 7– the rest of the (library) story

These are the last two library pages.  Page 6 turns out to not have a transformation on it after all–I’ve decided to let one take place off camera somewhere between page 2 and page 4.  To make up for it, … Continue reading

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minicomic weekend 6– more pencils

Pencils, and more pencils.  This is the longest, slowest part of making a comic.  Which is logical, when you think of it, since this is the part where you actually … make a comic.  Before that it’s a script and … Continue reading

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minicomic weekend 5– the first pencils

This project has experienced its share of snags, but it is back on the front burner.  There are several more pages of pencils started, but here are the two that are finished.  First, we have the cover, which is a … Continue reading

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minicomic weekend 3– a script written between naps

Today was mostly naps as I tried to sleep off the illness-that-is-definitely-not-the-flu.  Needless to say, this is not the weekend I planned, but it’s the weekend I got, and cartooning goes on.  At least the writing part.  For some reason … Continue reading

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