Apr 19, 2018

Duck Master p.13-15 (pencils)

Apr 15, 2018

Duck Master p.10-12 inks/color

Still struggling with dip pen issues on these pages... I switched over to a Micron 08 at one point. But I found this great inking tutorial by Tom Richmond, going to give some of his ideas a try:


You know what's hilarious though?

At one point Richmond says he prefers the Hunt 303, for its ability to change directions without catching on the paper, and to draw "almost like a pencil" would. Now, I have NEVER come across a 303, that I can recall. My local art store, which has a pretty good selection, doesn't have that nib.

You would think, as great as this nib sounds, that it would not be some obscure mystery buried in the recesses of an old warehouse somewhere. That cartoonists would be singing its glories from the hills, and constantly pestering art stores about it. The industry standard nib by comparison, the Hunt 102, SOUNDS pretty awful from every description you can read about it. It snags, it can't change direction, it doesn't hold much ink, etc., etc. But THOSE are in good supply! What are ya gonna do...

Apr 12, 2018

Duck Master--- p.10-12 pencils

A run of very BORING page layouts for some reason. I apologize! Please use all your abilities to concentrate and focus to overcome this enormous hurdle which I have inexplicably dropped in your path. You're welcome.

Apr 8, 2018

Duck Master p.8 & 9 - in progress

Still struggling with Speedball C-6 nibs. My nibs are all ink-encrusted, ha.

Apparently the Hunt #102 is the industry standard (as far as ink-dipping pens), but they don't seem to hold enough ink in my experience, you have to dip too frequently. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. But also this paper I'm using is probably the wrong texture anyway.

Mar 27, 2018

Duck Master p.8 & 9 - pencils

Don't kid yourselves, this drawing comics is no walk in the park.

Mar 26, 2018

Duck Master p.1 - Lettered!!!

Joie Simmons (joiesimmons.com) has scripted and lettered the first page so we are now well on our way to having a Total Comic Book Experience in the bag.

I think it's a great font. Also great wonky balloon shapes (in keeping with my wonky art! ha!) And nice balloon "padding." Don't you hate when letterers pack the balloons too tight? Mister Simmons has avoided that foul-up.