I hope the lack of updates to ClimerComics.com doesn’t cause anyone to think that I’ve stopped drawing comics. In fact, just the opposite is true; I’ve drawn more in the past year than… I guess ever. I set a goal for myself to draw 100 cartoons for DesignerHipster.com to establish a decent inventory for selling online. I’m at 81 right now–just 19 left before I come back to Climer Comics.
Unfortunately I didn’t draw a single sketch for this year’s twitter (#inktober), I was just too busy; but I did check often at what others were posting. I was especially interested in what was being done with white gel pens. So I decided to get a couple at the art store to see how they felt.
I guess I thought the “ink” would flow like a normal pen, but it really didn’t. It came out more like those old Wite-Out pens of yesteryear (do they still make wite-out? Does anybody ever say yesteryear?). Anyway, I’m going to work with them for a while, I do like the contrast it brings. Expect more ink sketches on cardboard in the days to come
[Update 11/6 — Drew some more at lunch today. Still not quite feeling it with these pens. I may try some different ones]
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A friend of mine wanted to make a custom Word Jumble for a buddy of his. He came up with the word puzzle and asked if I’d draw a cartoon to illustrate it. Naturally I was delighted to do it.
He gave me a picture of the break room at the office and asked me to draw a cat working on the Word Jumble in the newspaper on one of the tables. He did a great job of putting it all together–looks like one you might see in the paper.
My seven-year-old and I decided to work on a kid’s book together. I wasn’t familiar with the “from the Black Lagoon” series of books which he seems to really enjoy. Not knowing more about the pattern in the books, specifically that they tend to build up to something scary but in the end it’s not–I went straight for the scary witch on the first page. Our book contains six pages and will probably never be finished, but working on the first page was an eye opener as to how long it’s been and how rusty I am working with acrylic.