Tuesday, March 5, 2013

006: Wake up!

Hibernating... whose bright idea was it to start this comic on January 1st anyway?  Oh yeah, mine.  The past month or so has been filled with a lot of excitement around the household.  In addition to celebrating birthdays and a 20th anniversary, my daughter tried to break her ankle.  This has meant Momma Bear and Poppa Bear have been driving College Bear to her classes every day.  It's a good thing that the university is only 35 minutes away.

There will be a couple of changes to the comic.  The biggest one is the style.  As I have been drawing this character he has been evolving, so have the other characters.  My notebook is full of Bru and the others, but because of all the work it takes to edit the images digitally I am going to eliminate that step.  This means less backgrounds and photo-manipulation and more actual comics.  Give me your feedback as you see the changes.

I actually do have some small storylines that are sketched out, but as this is only the sixth comic, I haven't built enough backstory for them.

and here's a little bonus art from the notebook:

More on Friday!

1 comment:

  1. I like the new comic with the squirrel trying to wake up the bear. I can see how fingers can be the hardest part of the comics. i didn't realize you were having to digitally color the comics. I don't know enough about it to know how the professional comic artists color their drawings. Don't some have assistants who do that? What do they use as a medium? Hmm, here's an interesting experiment - make several copies of a black and white comic, and have Gray paint them with tempera paint and see what results. :-) Joyce