Making art

Blog posts about making comic and illustration art. Work in progress, creative process, design, art tools. The works.

Fractions and Whatnot

October 15, 2020 | Blog

Some comic ideas just work better short. So, I’m start a series tentatively titled Thirds, so I can play with these shorter ideas, and draw more comics more often. Here’s number 1! Read the full comic here.

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Now for Something Completely Different

October 13, 2020 | Blog

I don’t usually draw people, but when I do, I stress about it for way too long. If I drew people more, it wouldn’t be such a big deal, but I don’t, so it is. I have a couple characters I want to flesh out, to add a human element to Survival Anxiety. Let’s see […]

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New Pen Day!

October 7, 2020 | Blog

I haven’t been happy with my comic lettering for a while now, so lately I’ve been looking for a different pen to try. Again. A year ago, I started with a .7 Copic Multiliner, but I didn’t like the plastic tip. Also, the ink faded more than I liked under the eraser. Then I tried […]

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More Like a Magical Beating, Amirite?

September 30, 2020 | Blog

Squirrels exist, whether you want them to or not! Mistakes were made. What can you do? Platinum Carbon ink fades a bit under an eraser. Maybe it’s the bristol. I think I prefer Deleter Black 4 for brush and dip pens, but might keep the Platinum for tech pens, etc. Very happy with the bizarro […]

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He Had it Coming

September 26, 2020 | Blog

This is my favourite panel from the comic I’m working on currently. I don’t endorse violence, but let’s be honest, he had it coming. Trying Platinum Carbon ink on this one. So far so good.

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The Secret to Great Adventure

August 30, 2020 | Blog

Robot and Francis the Sheep have another harrowing misadventure! Not to worry, it’s all part of their plan. Read the full comic.

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Inky Black Space

August 27, 2020 | Blog

I entered August intending to make more comics, but the month is almost over and I only have one in progress. It’s almost done. I’m fairly sure scanning this page will be a hot mess, but that’s a weekend problem. Stay well, peeps!

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Death Takes a Break

July 30, 2020 | Blog

Death gets the importance of mental health. Take a break now and again. Feed the pigeons. Rest. Work can wait. Read the full comic.

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Comics? Don’t Mind if I Do

July 24, 2020 | Blog

I think I need a vacation. I got to use my new Rapidographs a bit on this comic, so that was fun. Was promptly reminded that ink drying times vary. Been dragging my heals, but it’s almost finished.

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It Must Be Tuesday

June 25, 2020 | Blog

Crows have opinions of little importance on our apparently imminent self-destruction. Read the full comic.

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