This post is for Lee, who asked for a behind the scenes look. Here are a few progress pictures of how I put a strip together.
It is all digital, I draw on a Cintiq tablet thing, and do everything in Photoshop. I’m basicly trying to get as natural a look as I can, without drawing on paper with a pen.
As you can see, I didn’t really settle on the punchline dialog until I was actually drawing the last panel. I just write down as many options as I can think of, and then come back later and pick the one that seems to work best. I find it much easier to come up with a premise or situation, then to come up with some sort of punchline for the end of it!
Anyway, thanks for asking, Lee— I hope this satisfies the curiosity.
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