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Master cartoonist [info]r_sikoryak is in town visiting and had two notes for my drawing from yesterday — one, I had made the file too small, which was going to complicate printing later, and two, I had made some errors in coloring that it turns out I didn’t have to make. So I thought, well, I had so much fun drawing it the first time, it won’t kill me to draw it again and do it properly. So there you are — a little peek inside the graphic-novel development process.

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3 Responses to “sketchbook”
  1. oletheros says:

    yeah, the 300 dpi cymk thing can really mess you up if you’re not used to making images for print.

    also, make sure that your pages are set for standard comic book size (6.625 x 10.25). i made seven pages at 10.5 inches in height and had to go back and crop them. not fun.

  2. planettom says:

    Your graphic novel is about Hopperman, by day a painter of stark city landscapes awash with alienation, by night a masked superhero who hops from rooftop to rooftop, right?

  3. Anonymous says:

    It looks much better, less is more, the new repetition of colors in building/building or building /streetlamp, and so on, rather than just different colors, ties the composition together, “locks it in” compositionally, and makes it all around better for printing.