Ink Drawing Compared to Digital

For those interested…
Here’s the title panel for an upcoming Sally Forth Sunday (10/11/2015). The image on the left is my pen and ink drawing. The image on the right is the cleaned up bitmap scan with the lettering dropped in.

Click on image to see larger.

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Once I scan the original and have the digital file, I take a moment to fix anything that pops out at me. In this case it was the rim of the plate.

For anything you draw it’s important to get a fresh take on it before considering it finished. Examples for original art are looking at it in a mirror or flipping it over on a lightbox. For digital images you can flip it, or what I prefer is printing out a copy the size the image will see print (and if it’s not meant for print, then just a reduced size copy) and see how it holds up.

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Breakthrough in ALS Research

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Here’s some good news.
Last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge led to a major breakthrough in ALS research.

Click on the link for more info – MentalFloss.com

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Yvonne Craig 1937–2015

A little Batgirl cosplay by Hil in memory of Yvonne Craig,
who inspired little girls everywhere that they could be superheroes too.

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Yvonne Craig
May 16, 1937 – August 17, 2015

For more info, check out the official Yvonne Craig website at www.yvonnecraig.com

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Autoptic Festival – August 8-9, 2015

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My daughter, Tessa manning our table.

My daughter Tessa manning the table.

New cards printed up for the show.

New cards printed up for the show.


And here’s the view from my table as the Autoptic Festival got underway this morning.


The Autoptic Festival is two days this year so there’s one more madcap day left – hope to see you there!

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Preview – Time Wasters

Be sure to stop by my table at the upcoming Autoptic Festival (August 8-9, 2015)
as I’ll have a preview of Luke Ellison’s Time Wasters

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I’ll be at table #57 and
Kyle (drawing in style) Harabedian will be at table #82.
Note: Click on map to see larger.

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For more, click on the following link: Autoptic Festival
Hope to see you there!

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Autoptic Festival Exclusive – Combat Paper NJ

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Be sure to stop by my table at the upcoming Autoptic Festival (August 8-9, 2015) as I’ll be showcasing the work of Combat Paper NJ. Combat Paper is a program of the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, run by veterans for veterans.

Dave Keefe, the director of Combat Paper (and more importantly my nephew), is a former Marine who served in Iraq and holds a master’s in fine arts in painting from Montclair State.

The paper for each print is made from military uniforms that have been shredded, pulped and pressed. Veterans are invited to bring their uniforms to Combat Paper’s weekly open workshop and, through the steps of traditional papermaking, transform them into platforms for their works of art. A process both transformative and cathartic that aids in helping veterans move ahead with their lives.


Couldn’t be prouder of the work Dave has done, so be sure to stop by my table (#57) to check it out!

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Autoptic 2015

Quick heads up that I’ll be an exhibitor at the 2015 Autoptic Festival.

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What is Autoptic?
Autoptic features not only cartoonists and zinesters, but also poster artists, printmakers, musicians, illustrators, designers, and more – ranging from the exclusively local to the internationally acclaimed.

There will also be satellite music events that will coincide with the expo as well as a doubling down with their international partners (the French based ChiFouMi) for on-site zine and comics workshops, creating a dedicated kid’s area, hosting an art show, and much more.

When and Where?
Autoptic is August 8th and 9th at the Aria event space, located at 105 North 1st street in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

What does it cost?
It is free to the public.

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A quick look back at Autoptic 2013 (the view from my table).

Here’s to Autoptic 2015 – Hope to see you there!

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