By Nathan Olsen & Robert Olsen

Behind The Scenes

A photograph of a comic strip drawn by Nathan Olsen from Haiku Comics before it is inked.

I thought I’d give everyone a little peek at what the comic looks like before I ink it. I print panel guides onto a sheet of 2-ply bristol board and then pencil with a vermillion Col-Erase. (I find the light orange color easiest to remove in Photoshop.) Inking is done with Prismacolor Fine Line Markers and I use a Pilot G-2 for lettering.

The Party’s Over

So, that’s it. Our four week epic, Dead Man’s Party, has reached its grim conclusion. If you ask me, that guy had it coming. I mean, sure, he handled the zombie okay but who goes on a date and doesn’t take a moment to check their companion’s reflection in the side mirror of their car or, if they are on foot, in a darkened shop window? You just never know with people these days. Me? I don’t leave the house without a clove of garlic in my pocket and a wooden stake duct taped to my ankle. Safety first.

We have started to see a steady increase in traffic to the site over the past week, which is really gratifying. Thank you all for stopping by and giving our little project a chance. My brother and I are just starting to get a feel for what we’re doing here, so I hope that you all will stick with us for a bit and give us the opportunity to prove ourselves worthy of your adoration. The best is yet to come.

(No, really, it is. You should see Wednesday’s comic. It is totally rad.)

Dear Julie

I have tried to write this post about five times now and I just don’t know where to begin. I am flattered. I am proud. And I am deeply ashamed that my lousy drawing is now permanently etched on your skin. You have no idea what this is going to cost me in therapy.

Julie, you are awesome.

Julie's zombie tattoo.


Haiku Comics often pokes fun at the horror film genre and may contain humorous drawings of nudity and violence not suitable for children or the workplace.