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minicomics live– day 2, post 8

3:45 pm: Page six works well, I think. It’s kind of a weird composition and may need some balancing. I am considering taking the shading off the clock face and putting some on the ground to “punch” the message. Progress … Continue reading

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minicomics live– day 2, post 7

3:24 pm: Page two is ready to post.  If you are reading these posts carefully, you will detect a gross inconsistency in the upper panel.  I may shade something behind the figures in the lower panel, but I may not.  … Continue reading

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minicomics live– day 2, post 6

2:57 pm:  Here’s page 4.  The big issue here is separating the Piggy action (he flees to hide behind Iowa while she is talking) from the panel below where the old lady reassures them both.  It’s not working here, but … Continue reading

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minicomics live– day 2, post 4

1:41 pm:  I now have ink on all the pages , and one is now finished enough to show you.  These are what I think of as rough inks.  Almost everything is there; the exceptions are some solid blacks and … Continue reading

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minicomics live– day 2, post 3

12:42 pm:  Deep, deep, into the inking now.  I have ink on the art on four of the eight pages, and I am starting to bring some of them up.  And, of course, there are problems.  First, I picked the … Continue reading

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minicomics live– day 2, post 2

11:11 am: All the lettering is done.  Yes, I do letter by hand, in ink, with a pen.  Hand lettering is not a lost art!  For what it’s worth, I think hand lettering, done on the page alongside the drawings, … Continue reading

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minicomics live– day 2, post 1

9:58 am:  Good morning.  Welcome back to day 2 of minicomics live.  Sorry I’m a little later than I planned to be.  I was actually ready to get to work at a few minutes after nine, but then something came … Continue reading

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minicomics live– post 17

10:43 pm: Page 4: The last page, and the one I was least sure about.  But I think it works. The pencils are finished, and so am I.  Not permanently, by any means, but it’s time to call it a … Continue reading

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minicomics live– post 16

10:07 pm: Now my life is complete: I have drawn a piggy bank sneezing.  I knew this page would be fun to draw when I did the breakdown, and it was.  (I will elaborate the tickets in the inks.)

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minicomics live– post 15

9:36 pm: On page 6 I changed the layout from my breakdown: I simplified the left hand panel so each of the characters has his or her own section of the panel.  This enabled me to make the figures bigger … Continue reading

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