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Comic 1640 - Ep. 22, Page 14

10th Jun 2014, 1:39 AM in Episode 22 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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Author Notes:

smbhax 10th Jun 2014, 1:39 AM edit delete
smbhax
I didn't get the big-ish (10"x14") pen illustration I wanted to get done over the weekend done, but I did finish the pencils for it, at least:

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So maybe I can get it inked next weekend. Only, last night I got really scared at the thought of trying to ink it, because I'm just not a good enough inker to capture those sweeping pencil outlines with a pen or brush. So I got out a bunch of various brushes and pens and brush pens—this is still last night, past my bedtime : p—and set about seeing which one of them I could ink a big S-curve with the best. I'll try to get that written up for tomorrow's blog article, because everyone loves to hear about art supplies as much as I do, right?? : D Anyway I did find a new pen I like, so positive results, huzzah.

Still terrified at the thought of inking this. Just gotta accept that no matter what, I'll feel like I screwed it up somehow, but that's just how these things go. Doesn't mean it won't still turn out neat!

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Sort of related to the trove of free digitized Golden Age comics I was so excited about finding last week, I came across several series of interesting blog posts on kirbymuseum.org about the early (1940) comic work of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the team best known perhaps for creating Captain America, who surged onto the scene by punching Hitler right in the jaw on the cover of his first issue, in early 1941, before the US had entered WWII. One of the blog series, about the start of Simon & Kirby's collaboration, on a series called "Blue Bolt," begins here (only it's in reverse order, so you have to scroll to the bottom of the page, then read the articles going upward, then skip back down to the bottom, click "Newer Posts," and then read from the bottom of the next page upwards : p), and the other series, about Simon's artwork, and how it was often confused with Kirby's (Kirby would become the better known and far more prolific penciller of the two), begins here.

The 1940s Blue Bolt comics the articles refer to, by the way, are now in the public domain, and can be downloaded from The Digital Comic Museum here. And I should mention that a friendly DCM admin kindly pointed out to me that in their web-based comic previewer, you can click the down arrow thingy at the top center of the page to bring up a thumbnailed, clickable index of the current issue's pages, which can be pretty handy.

Comments:

cattservant 10th Jun 2014, 8:03 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
Is this going to be like the blind men and the elephant?
smbhax 10th Jun 2014, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
Uh... Was it good? : o
moizmad 10th Jun 2014, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
Hierophanta? Isn't that someone who's had a sex-change?
smbhax 10th Jun 2014, 11:10 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
I suppose it could be!