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Happy New Year!
Posted just in the nick of Monday time.
It doesn’t matter how it fits, just that it fits. I find duct tape is really good to to keep those fabrics from expanding too much. Stupid dryer, it has to be the dryer that keeps shrinking my clothes on me after the holidays.
Thanks for that tip!
Duct tape, you say…
I have a friend who might need some. So where would this friend buy such tape?
As I said it’s not for me. It’s for a FRIEND!
Fitting into that costume was a real stretch!
Thanks, Mr. Stokes. You’re presence on the blog is always a pleasure.
I missed this! Nice. You know, you went the completely opposite direction I did. I had Berle put on fat pants to appear as if he’s lost weight. I love them sitting on the edge of the building. So simple and so perfect. You make me want to continue my quest for the perfect pen nib. I keep going back to brushes, but there’s something more personal about a pen. Maybe that sounds weird.
Great minds think alike. Yes I like the rooftop shot/setting. I adore the Scary Gary comic strip. Quite often the cartoonist has them contemplating vampire life sat on the front porch. Pens? Well I use Micron 0.8. I like to get the scratchy line. This is in some part due to the nib. In some part due to the cack-handed way I hold it. Yes, I’m a leftie! And the paper, I draw on cartridge paper. Reasonably thick, with a bit of tooth to the surface.
Thanks for reading,
Brushes are a world of pain for a leftie. In my experience. Used in the RIGHT hands (see what I did there?) they provide a beautiful line to look at. I envy anyone who has mastered them.
Ah, but I’m a leftie, too. I honestly sign my name from right to left, to avoid smearing. Everyone seems to be using Microns. I need to try them. I have dip pens that…well, you’ve seen the Charlie Brown strips where he’s writing to his pen pal? Yeah, that’ s me.
I really like them. They are a little rigid at first. But after a bit of wear they have a nice line. I’ve not tried them with a wash over yet. Something I’ve been meaning to do. Apparently they are supposed to be archive quality ink. So technically, long after I’m gone they will still be legible. Unfortunately they can’t guarantee they’ll still be funny.
I had real trouble getting them here. Ordered some from the states. But now I’ve got a supplier here. Before you ask, no, it doesn’t involve a fisherman down at the docks at midnight.
In states I’d definitely recommend jet pens. Brian Anderson recommended them to me. Google them.
Let me know how you get on.
That’s funny, I immediately thought of fisherman import and I’m currently using a Pentel brush pen that Brian recommended. Maybe all art supplies for comics should be recommended by Brian. I’ve stayed away from brush pens because I think I like the suspense of almost knocking over ink bottles.
I’m going to google the jet pens. I need archival quality ink because my master plan is to be the Van Gogh of comics. “He made a sale to the Saturday Evening Post during his lifetime, but today his work occupies the observation lounge in the new Louvre tower”.
I think I know the exact pen you are referring to… is it the?
Pentel Brush Pen
Classic GFKP3-A brush fude pen with man-made bristles.
Yes, I can remember specific Pen details with amazing precision. I really should get out more!
I have had my eye on that for a while. But I keep hesitating. Not because of the price. It’s very reasonable, but because of the fact it’s a brush pen with cartridge ink. Which I think means lots of wet ink, drying very slowly. A nightmare for a leftie. I was considering using it for filling in solid black areas etc.
This is a conversation we should really be having over burgers and root beer. Good healthy man-to-man talk about pens.
Enjoy your weekend,
You’ve completely beaten me with your pen knowledge. I’m ashamed to say that I don’t know the number of the pen, but I’m in my office without the pen in front of me. You’re absolutely right about the smearing. It’s terrible for a leftie. I can control how much ink is on my brush the good ol’ fashioned way by dipping it myself. You can never erase pencil lines with brush. I still use a non-photo blue pencil, even though I don’t need to with Photoshop. I do wind up with a blue and black left hand. If my body ever needs to be identified, they’ll go by that since I have no tattoos.
One day I’ll hitch a ride with the fisherman and we can have burgers. Oh, the football fans will be very intimidated by all of the pen and brush talk. I bet they’ll try and fit in with a few Bic references.
Yes, I use a non-photo pencil too.
I bet you’re using the Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Open Stock-Non Photo Blue.
Did I mention I have extreme pencil knowledge too?
I currently use a Kohinhoor standard Light blue pencil. The magic is in the colour. I worked out it doesn’t have to say non-photo to be non-photo.
There’s something about a coloured pencil drawing on cartridge. There’s a slight waxiness to the feel and line.
Then again sometimes I just go straight in and ink over the rough with the lightbox.
Each to their own…
Safety pins are so much cheaper than a whole new wardrobe!
Ahhh… the Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Open Stock Non Photo Blue… I have about ten of them sitting on my drawin table!
Yeah, I have …. blue … as well. OK, I’m terrible with names. The waxiness can mess up brush work. I stocked up on so much paper years ago that I’m afraid my Bristol board is too old. The blue pencil is sinking into it like paint. Oh, the pencils are old too. Ancient may be a better word. I was a pen, paper and pencil hoarder.
I just discovered your strip through Mark Stokes ZOMBIE BOY. I really like what your doing here. I love the artwork!
Thank you so much for commenting.
I have so much to thank Mark Stokes for. He’s a huge inspiration to me and a huge supporter of MM. So talented too!
I also happened to have a nose around your website too! And you’re doing pretty darn cool stuff.
Please do stick with MM, I’ve had a tricky January and I have had to miss a couple of strips. But I’m hoping to get back in the saddle, now things have settled down.
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