Oh, you mean THIS Grunkle Stan?
Haha! Oh, Mr. Pine, you’re hilarious… *wipes sweat off brow* *undoes top button of shirt and loosens tie nervously*
As for the process stuff, you’ll find it all under the cut…
So first off, I had a basic idea sketched out in tiny thumbnails. I left some room to play around, but I knew what I wanted to do: a really really short comic that I could bust out in time for TCAF. So first thing’s first: Photoshop.
Here, I drew the outlines in blue. That way, I can print them out, draw on top of them, and scan it back in. It printed out a lot lighter than this, and usually they’re not as detailed. They’re supposed to be rough to let you improvise a bit.
The entire comic was drawn actual size (4.25”x5.5”) using Bic ballpoint pens. That’s it. Nothing fancy. I tried other options, but I wasn’t as comfortable yet.
Here’s a shot at actual scanning size:
So then I brought it into Photoshop again, adjusted the layers, set the threshold, and ended with a 2-bit black/white PNG image that’s better suited for print:
Much cleaner. But we’re still missing the text…
I wrote all the words digitally at 600 DPI. It’s so easy that way. Then I scaled it down to 300 DPI for print, cut and stapled them myself, and that’s it!
Granted, there’s a LOT of different ways to make a comic. This was just the process I used for this one.#Comics #Process #Behind the Scenes #Legendary Hero