minicomics live 5– post 25 (the platoon system in action)

Since so many of you have been kind enough to read (or at least view) the essay about inking from yesterday, I thought I’d start today’s post with a sample of the platoon system in action.  Here’s page 4, with the brushwork done and the pen work in progress.  Sometimes when you figure out an inking scheme for a particular object, it’s wise to ink all of them at once to set it in your mind.  In this case, the object is Suki’s camera:inkingsample2If  you haven’t guessed it by now, I am terribly jealous of Suki’s camera with its snappy compact rangefinder form factor, FF sensor, manual controls as represented by the one visible dial at the top (almost certainly a toggle  controlling shutter speed surrounded by a nice knurled ring dial controlling ISO) and full view HD electronic  viewfinder (under the hump over the lens mount), with a perfectly simulated match needle light meter.  It has a magnesium body and almost certainly is covered with brown leatherette and I want it with a consuming passion.

Comics as wish fulfillment– some people have superheroic sex-and-power fantasies, other people have imaginary cameras. Now I need to do a design for the imaginary camera strap.  I’m thinking chevrons.   Anyway, I have about 6 pages about this amount of done, and I’ll be showing at least some of them to you, almost finished, through the rest of the day.

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