So, as you or may not know, we have one fan who is insane. We love her, but she’s crazy. As in, she got a tattoo of one of the comic panels on her leg. Recognizing this insanity and its place in the universe, today’s comic is a small thank you. Now, don’t think that getting a tattoo will get you into the comic, although it couldn’t hurt. This was a one time thing as a thank you to Julie who has been following us since day two or three :)
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.
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.)
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.
I suppose it’s time that I spoke up around here. :)
I want to thank everyone who comes to this site to see what Nathan and I are doing. I have a lot of fun thinking up different haikus, especially in the current story line, but none of this would be possible if Nathan didn’t have the ability to draw it all out. It’s great seeing a haiku drawn out and seeing how someone else interprets your thoughts. While we seem to be thinking the same thing 95% of the time, its that 5% that makes each comic a joy to see for the first time once it has been drawn.
As Nathan said, while zombies may be taking up a lot of space on the site right now, fear not as other creatures will be showing up in the future. Heck, who knows, maybe we’ll even come up with something that isn’t morbid some day. I wouldn’t hold your breath, but it’s always possible. So have fun, ready the comics, and enjoy the site.
Oh yeah, I think this pushes Nathan’s welcome message off the page. So click back and see what he has to say.