Ink Test

When I write about inks, I tend to focus on their blackness, consistency, and flow. Of course, there is a more fundamental concern: will the ink work on the paper that you want to use? ...

Tree and Roots

When it comes to memoir, I can’t seem to get my head round a full narrative. Yet I keep having ideas that I want to try out. So, at least for now, I guess whatever ...

Deleter 4 Ink

I’ve heard about the Deleter inks for a long time, but had never tried any of them. This is partly because I got into pen-and-ink before the boom in interest in manga in the U.S. ...

Someone to Watch Over Me

This is something that I started last July, but had trouble continuing. I like how the colors turned out. Maybe I’ll continue it some day, or at least add it to the other memoir comics ...

Comic Book Stores

Following along with my comics reading history‚Ķ I’m finding it healing to control the narrative like this. For example, here I was able to turn figures from my childhood who frightened me into jokes. As ...

Foil

For about a year, I’ve been going back and forth about doing memoir comics. “The Betrayal of the Mouse” came out of that, but I was still uncommitted. This weekend, I watched “Hands On: Drawing ...

late February gouache

I’ve been playing around with gouache the past few weeks. At the end, I took the leftover gouache and spread it across a page and inked over what resulted. I ended up liking that better ...

Lounger up to 111 pages

Lounger is moving along. 111 pages are done as of this writing and 112 is currently underway. Here’s the link. Also, I’m gradually working on adding color to Lounger. You can see a sample of ...