Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Last Year's DC Work...

...turned out to be a mere four pages. It's probably the least active in comics I've been since getting into the biz in 1998. And what's worse, it's dated January '08, so I fear that I didn't even see print in comics last year! (I'll have to see how early it hit the shops.) Well, I'm already fixing this problem. I'll be taking on some more Dexter's Lab pages, and I've been waiting to show you the four I drew last year. This is the first time I had the chance to draw and ink my pages! I'm happy with the way it turned out, and my editor is too, so I'll be doing more inking this year. I borrowed heavily from my influences of the past few years, and am looking forward to trying out more things as I get comfortable inking my own work. From DC's Cartoon Network Block Party #39:

I inked on Cintiq which is quite different than reality. It has it's own set of rules, and I liken it a lot more to airbrushing than brush inking. At first I found it too tedious but after two pages learned some tricks that made the work go much faster and therefore more fun.

When drawing comics, my favorite are the thumbnails. Generally, most of my creative input happens at this stage. These are the thumb's for the above: