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April 8, 2013

Quiet Time

In space, no one can hear you complain about dumb people (or the horrendously shitty two weeks that kept me from making a comic).

I did things a bit differently this time around. Aside from the obviously taller 4 panel arrangement, I also penciled and inked this traditionally. I’m not thrilled with the result compared to my all-digital work, but I like the physical act of drawing on paper. There’s something much more organic, tactile and just… zen… about working on paper that I don’t get when working on a screen. Although I started drawing on paper and always love drawing on paper, the never-ending quest for the perfect line keeps steering me into working with my tablet on screen. It’s like a car with bad alignment that keeps pulling to one side. Every now and then I try to pull it back and point it down the center line. I’m also trying to be a little more accepting of the sort of imperfections that come from traditional inking and just let the art be what it’s going to be. Digitally, it’s far too easy for me to over-tweak and fiddle and spend way, way too much time trying to get everything just right. For Horde at least, that just isn’t necessary.

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