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Posted on: December 20th, 2012

For this comic I did a couple of things differently again. Yep, I just keep on changing things ... but luckily I'm allowed to do that, since I'm the author ^^

But this time I drew on twice the size than usual. Since a while I draw all digital and this time I doubled the size to 7800 x 5220 px. This gave me more options to draw the smaller things with more quality. I also added some backgrounds. I received some feedback recently from some other cartoonists and they suggested I should add some backgrounds to give some more depth / context. And I really like how it all feels, but I still have a long way to go with my backgrounds.

I also - and this probably nobody will even notice - hand-lettered again. I love the personal touch you have when your comic is hand-lettered. But since I previously used a font based on my hand lettering, the difference is almost none. You might notice if you zoom in on some of the letters and compare them ^^

10 Responses

  1. Brandon

    December 20, 2012

    That could have gone…better ;)

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    • skar

      December 20, 2012

      Ghe ghe ghe ^^
      Yep… don’t think any of the guys expected this outcome :P

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  2. Bearman

    December 20, 2012

    You have beautiful penmanship

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    • skar

      December 20, 2012

      You are too kind, mister Bearman :)

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  3. Vince

    December 20, 2012

    Hey Skar! I think this turned out great!The backgrounds work, the gag works…very nice, all around. -v

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    • skar

      December 20, 2012

      Thanks Vince. I’m really pleased with how it turned out myself as well… and also how well it’s received. People really like it… probably because of the cute x-mas tree ^^

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  4. Sareen

    December 20, 2012

    Hi Skar! The lettering worked out perfectly. And trust me, I do the same when it comes to the size of the panels. I draw it really big so that the lines are smoother.

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    • skar

      December 20, 2012

      Thanks Sareen. The thing is that the font I used before was based on my hand lettering. So if you’d compare the lettering in todays comic with the previous comics, I doubt if you see any difference. But I hope you could feel difference :P

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  5. White

    December 20, 2012

    Doubled the size or even quadrupled it? :) This should also give more wiggle room for potential prints.

    Mojo Mohawk Madness in panel 4, love it :D

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    • skar

      December 20, 2012

      I doubled the width… usually I drew in 3900px width.
      And the prints were one of the reasons why I wanted to draw bigger.

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