What if our real names & addresses were publicly attached to our gamertags?
It’s pretty obvious I’m hand-lettering these comics. I’m working on that, but my handwriting’s always been pretty awful. I’m doing as much as possible by hand actually. The gray tones in this comic are added digitally, but I’m trying with each comic to make it as complete as possible using traditional tools and methods. At… Continue reading There Can Be Only Dumb
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
This is another early one. I don’t really have a lot to say about how it was produced because I’m not really working like that any more. You’ll see soon enough: I’ll be drawing next week’s comic this weekend, so you’ll get to sort of flash forward into the present for a week, then back… Continue reading Operation: Crappy Arcade Port
Good reference material is very important in getting good drawings. When I have to represent a well known game or movie character, I’d better make him or her recognizable. Details of costume, features or location are hard to remember, and reference makes the difference between instant recognition and, “who’s that supposed to be?” If I’m… Continue reading Tub-Bot
Happy Halloween! Or Jesus Ween, if you’re so inclined. I love the idea of Jesus Ween because I love double entendres! And I particularly love it when people are oblivious to them. But my favorite form of celebration this time of year has to be the Mexican form. Sugar skulls, papier-mache devils, good food, good… Continue reading The Rolling Dead
Personally, I’m not a collector’s edition purchaser. To me it’s silly like worrying what color your computer case is. I’m not going to be looking at the case, I’m going to be looking at the screen! Besides, I hate dusting, and by extension, knick knacks.
RESEARCH So for a few days prior to actually tackling a script, I’m studying how (for example) Threepio’s head is shaped, and how his joints bend (or don’t), trying different approaches to rendering his shiny finish. This is the research stage. These aren’t drawings that make it into the comic, usually they aren’t even good.… Continue reading It’s a Trap!