Saturday, November 6, 2010

Is it Time for the Whimsy Bell Yet?

Okay, so I have been being productive, but it's sometimes hard to express that through blog. I've been trying to desperately figure out how to do gray tones and my thesis advisor has been fantastic about supplying me with examples. I've also been looking at Vasilis Lolos's Last Call and that's been really inspirational.

So here's a sample of some more inks/tones from page 16 of City of Cards:

I haven't added the greys to the last panel yet and there are three more panels on this page that I've started. I tend to average around 7 panels per page, getting about as low as five and as high as 11-12. Why so many? Because it would mean it'd take 60 pages to get through the first chapter and there are only so many pages of beer and ramen a person can take in one sitting. Also, I've learned that my greys print really dark.

And for something different, a platypus:

Now that we're done with this, I offer two websites for your enjoyment:


Industrial Painter

Both require sound, both will blow your mind. One is a classic, one is a classic waiting to happen. Both will probably have nothing to do with the website I'm building, but I can dream.


  1. I wonder what Trolololololololololo guy is doing now...
    Aside from getting stuck in my head while I'm at work, that is.

  2. I in fact know what happened to him:

  3. I have been extremely bad and haven't been keeping up with your blog entries.

    I felt the need to comment on this.

    The first panel of the comic cracked me up. I have had one of those awkward moments of "Seriously?" and seeing it happen to someone else is far more amusing. And I really enjoy your inking style.

    Also. The platypus is adorable. *steals it and stuffs it in her jacket*

  4. I've been bad too but I'm glad to know you've been giving my stuff a look. You're always a bright spot on the internet for me. I hope you're doing well!