Dec 22, 2013
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Nov 7, 2013
A 12-page Superhero Comic in Lush, Feathery Black & White Brush-strokes, Just the Way You Like It
Many readers perhaps missed Goldbug's original adventures, which were published in obscure periodicals during the 70s, and then faded from the scene as his creator, Ed Skeets, descended into a personal hell of unimaginable depths. Now with Ed's return to the ol' cartoon biz, we find he's thankfully none the worse for wear, and the Bug is just as besotted with all that glitters as he ever was.
Please SCROLL DOWN to read the first page, and click the "read more" link to see the whole story!
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
The brush tip end pulled off easily as well, and it was bone dry of course since that's mainly all I use. It's a simple matter then to switch the foam stick things. And re-insert the tips. It worked brilliantly, the brush tip was instantly back in fine fettle. What a boon this will be to humanity (or at least cartoonists.)
ps. Chris Garrison (who writes/draws "Our Heroes" on dummcomics.com) put me onto these great pens, that you can't buy in your local art store, for the most part, at least if you live where I do.
Oct 2, 2013
I still wasn't going to color it even then, because we have many ambitious plans that don't all come to fruition. However, now, it looks like this one may actually happen since we're at least 90-95% done with the audio. (And it sounds really good! Mr. Smith has done a fantastic job mixing the voices, music and sound effects together.)
So, with all that going on, I felt it should definitely be in color to make a better presentation. Some of the b&w panels were a bit muddy, so hopefully the color helps clarify things somewhat.
Sep 28, 2013
For this one, a school band wanted a James Bond theme featuring their bulldog mascot. That presented the unique challenge of trying to turn bulldogs into Bond girls -- sort of hard to be a simmering, sultry babe with jowls like that.
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But I returned to them today, looking for something faster and more convenient than watercolor, and less unforgiving than black brush pens with color markers. I was surprised to find I actually enjoyed using them. It helps to work at a more reasonable scale obviously. What were my art teachers thinking --- keeping us occupied with a Sisyphean task, probably. Used at normal scale, you can appreciate the buttery softness of the leads, and the wide range of light to dark lines possible from any one pencil. They do still have at least one black mark against them, though: they don't scan particularly well.
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Feb 21, 2013
I think it was an essay by Joe Bageant (most famous for his book "Deer hunting w Jesus") that first made me give some thought to what piddling was, and whether I myself was a piddler. At that time I concluded that for the most part, while I had nothing against piddlers or piddling, it wasn't really something I had a natural affinity for. You have to be slightly older than myself maybe, more at peace with the universe and (perhaps most importantly) have a garage, in order to spend time out in the garage sorting one's trout lures, or whatever else the piddler does when he piddles.
Nevertheless I realized today that there may
Feb 9, 2013
And here's a partial sketch of one before color: