Locust Vasectomies

Locust Vasectomies

Locust Vasectomies published on 5 Comments on Locust Vasectomies

For me, the best part about this comic is the blood spray in panel one.  That’s because, as I masked the page with frisket and splattered the page with a toothbrush dipped in ink, my son was watching intently.  When I peeled the frisket back to reveal the effect, he said, “that’s cool.” It may… Continue reading Locust Vasectomies

Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans published on 4 Comments on Best Laid Plans

ROUGH PENCIL After thumbnails, I work to size, with a #2 pencil and a smooth lightweight paper.  No more small stuff, I rule out my page, and panel edges. I work from loose scribbles, slowly tightening and erasing.  Dialogue is quickly scribbled in, to give me a sense of how much space it’s going to… Continue reading Best Laid Plans

Launch Party

Launch Party

Launch Party published on 3 Comments on Launch Party

PANEL BORDERS AND LETTERS On my lightbox, with a new board, I trace the panel borders and lightly mark the spaces I’ve left for dialog in pencil. I have to be careful to make clear the spots where artwork breaks the borders or the bubbles so I don’t have to make corrections later. Then I… Continue reading Launch Party