And with that we wrap up “The Tender Trap!”
I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Dr. Schitt!!!
Insert maniacal laughter + thunder and lightning sound FX.
Tune in next week when the Blonde Marvel faces…????
This story, “The Tender Trap,” and the previous story, “This Mouth, This Monster!” were both done old school, well, mostly old school, with pencils, paper and markers. Of course, like most cartoonists, I color with Photoshop, which I suppose is “new school.” And I letter with Inkscape. Hand lettering would result in my banishment from the Internet, trust me. I haven’t abandoned my poor Wacom. It’s still my drawing implement of choice. But lately I haven’t had as much access to the old computer. There’s just one working computer in the house and I can no longer monopolize it for hours on end. Kids, these days, y’know?
The jury is still out as to whether the tablet increases my speed and/or productivity. I’m still arguably faster at the drawing table due to my life-long familiarity with the materials. But working with the tablet results in better quality artwork, generally speaking. Usually. I can knock out a fully inked page on actual paper in less than a day, as long as I’m drawing in a very cartoony style, where backgrounds, perspective and anatomy are forgiven. Digitally, I tend to take longer. I think that’s due to my being able to constantly tweak my art. I’m by no means a perfectionist, but with digital, I do tend to concern myself more with detail and accuracy. Sometimes I go overboard. Sometimes I find myself tweaking incessantly when I ought to be letting things go. It’s only a comic, after all.
I hope you guys don’t mind my “behind the scenes” blather. See you, next time!