Monday, April 25, 2005

Setting Sail

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Setting Sail

After a long Birthday, complete with a tofu Cake, Zeb gets some needed shut-eye. The above comic is my attempt at a dream sequence. I think that the extra time that I spent in the sketching phases has paid off. I'm still working with trying to make the colors "pop" a bit more, but overall, I think I am improving.

I am realizing that the one way to make the comic better, aside from a few minor technological upgrades, is sketching. The more time I spend on fleshing out my idea in a sketch, the more pay off I will have in the final result. For the story element, as of now, I have no idea how this dream will turn out. Suggestions?

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Another Delay


I have not forgotten about this blog, and I will be putting a new one up as soon as I get a chance. I've sketched it out, but I have yet to ink it or color it. Oh, well. If all goes well, I'll see you back here in a couple of days. In the meantime, feel free to comment or send me an e-mail. And don't forget to vote.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Birthday Cake

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I have no idea why there is a black line on the right side of the comic today. It didn't show up when I was working on the thing in my photoshop type program. Oh well. I guess it will give today's comic some character. I think that one thing I need to remember when I am drawing these things to be more free and loose in the sketching stage. Once I get the idea for the gag, I have a tendency to lock myself in to how I think it should look. More freedom in the sketching might give the thing more life. In any event, the Adam of this comic should be Dana's brother, and is a direct inspiration from the Buddhist feline in the previous post. Let me know how you like all of this! Until next time.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Buddhist Cats

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Okay, so it has been awhile since I last posted anything on here, but that it because my personal and student life has been extraordinarily busy lately. However, I did find time to make a new comic that I will post this Sunday for sure. It is all ready to go. Check back then.

In the mean time, because I promised an update in the last post, I figured I would post a couple of early sketches I made on some three by five cards during my lunch breaks while at school. As you can tell, these are very rough drawings and not touched up at all. (I did add a black box to indicate the different cards.) I have a few more of these 3x5 cards that I might post later. The giraffe character shows up in an early strip, but unless I get any good ideas or inspiration, I don't think he'll be returning. I thought he would work as Zeb's boss, but that went nowhere for me. The cat character was more interesting in that a friend found him funny. I remember seeing a Buddha figurine with a cat's head in an import shop. Ever since, I've tended to associate cats with Buddhists--perhaps it is a zen thing.