lightskin-mike asked: I guess my next question is from those set up are you putting them together as your final product to To make your full issue comic?
Those drawings are from an 8 issue series, the first 4 of which are now available to read for free HERE, or buy HERE. I put them together with gimp image editor and indesign, then eventually staples with one of these badboys:
fortheloveofserendipity asked: Your work is pretty cool :)
Thank you. I try hard.
lightskin-mike asked: What kind of paper do use to make your comics. I've been trying to figure out if I should do mine on paper or go digital /color it. Even tho I feel more comfortable with hand drawing vs digitally
I use different paper depending on what I am drawing with and what I want to do. If I’m set up with my paper taped to my desk a nice heavy bristol board is the jam, especially if I’m using nib pen which can cut up light paper.
But these days I’ve been buying big sketchbooks that can fit in my backpack, because I don’t feel like working at my desk all the time. My mobile setup currently looks like this>
On the left is my current set up. Thin paper but a big sketchbook with a refillable brush pen, a refillable fountain pen with black ink, a refillable fountain pen with tan ink, one white jell pen to serve as a fine point whiteout brush, a pencil and a weird flexible ruler that I just got to replace my plastic one that broke in my backpack. On the right is my old set up. Just India ink, a thicker paper sketchbook, some cheapo watercolors, and a gnarled up 0 sized brush and the brush that came with the watercolors for the washes.
That being said all the color for my next issue of BEARS IN SPACE (which I’m working on with Nate McDonough) will be digitally colored. You can really draw with anything on anything. For me it’s about doing what you want for your current project, and what you think will help you level up as an artist. Nils Skeletonball’s Ship of Soiled Doves was drawn on the back of scrap paper from his job at a beer distributor (WITH WRITING ON THE BACK) and it ended up looking great. Jim Rugg famously does the most beautiful rendering with a sack of old ballpoint pens!
(above) process shot durring the inking of Nate McDonough and my next collaborative comic, Bears in Space, Issue #2
(above) Ship of Soiled Doves promo video.
(above) A Jim Rugg ballpoint pen drawing on standard notebook paper. It’s real. I’ve seen the originals. He’s done a ton of them.