Comic Strips are formatted different ways for different size requirements. The “drop panel” is a panel or tier of the strip that can be omitted because of size restrictions without affecting the gag or storyline.
For example, Here’s the Sunday strip for July 5, 2015 with the drop panel…
And now without further ado, here’s the drop panels for
July 5, 2015 through September 27, 2015.
July 5, 2015
July 12, 2015
July 19, 2015
July 26, 2015
August 2, 2015
August 9, 2015
August 16, 2015
August 23, 2015
August 30, 2015
September 6, 2015
September 13, 2015
September 20, 2015
September 27, 2015
For more from previous posts, go to Sally Forth drop panels.
Unabashed plug time!
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Upcoming Sally Forth Sunday page drop panel.
I’m usually about a month and a half ahead of the print date for Sundays.
For this one I used a straight edge razor to scratch away the ink lines for the light filtering in. I’ll do some touch ups, then scan and lay in the title lettering.
Then on to the rest of the page…
For info on the specific tools I use, check out Comics – Tools of the Trade.
For Batman Day (with a tip of the hat to DC’s marketing department),
here’s Hil with her take on two iconic versions of Batgirl.
Posted in Sally Forth
The highlight of the Popes recent visit to the United States – getting to see some of those Artist’s Editions IDW publishes.
Upcoming Sally Forth dailies. I’m usually about a month ahead of the print date.
For Sunday pages the deadlines are about a month and a half.
Ready to scan, some quick touch ups with a Wacom tablet, then I’ll lay in the lettering.
The last thing I’ll do is print the weeks worth out reduced size on a single sheet of legal size paper for a final edit, then it’s off to King Features.
Then on to the Sunday page…
An unabashed plug for the High Kings and their upcoming show at
the Cedar in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 – 7:30pm
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Advance: $20.00 – Day of show: $25.00
Seated show; all ages
Opening act, SisterTree
Having just been to Ireland for the first time in my life this past June, looking forward to a little piece of Ireland coming to Minneapolis…
Got my tickets – hope to see you there!
Rocky Road to Dublin from a 2008 performance.
While you’re wasting precious time surfing the internet to see what Kim Davis is having for lunch in her jail cell, Gene Ha is out there drawing!
The pics shown below were posted on his Facebook page. It’s a 5″x7″ Copic marker sketch for a Mae comic Kickstarter backer. The time posted between the pencils and finish was three hours.
Gene Ha is one of those guys whose work inspires me to the point of lighting a fire under my ass to get more work done and improve.
And along those same lines…
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Tagged Batman, Gene Ha