Thursday, May 28, 2009
Sneak peek of my next comic
The International Society of Caricature Artists, of which I am a long-time member, publishes a quarterly newsletter in a full-color magazine format. My friend and fellow caricaturist, Celestia Ward, and I have finished and turned in our 2nd comic strip in an occasional series, "Girl Caricaturists." It's so hard to wait from that point until publication! And it's so neat to hold the finished product in our hands once it reaches our mailboxes. The first installment met with some high approval from our audience of peers...which motivated us to keep at it. Here's a tiny sliver from one of my panels. Once it's published, I will put the whole thing here on my blog.
Celestia is in Las Vegas, and of course I am here in the Philadelphia suburbs,so we collaborate over the internet and telephone late at night! Her method of choice is her Cintiq-- a computer screen you actualy draw on like paper. I use a Wacom Intuos, a small drawing tablet connected to my laptop. The big difference is that I look at my screen, not my hand while drawing, and Celestia can look at both (more like traditional drawing.)