Monday, 10 March 2008

Super Sam and John of the Night

As seen in my Forbidden Planet comic strip.
All episodes can be seen here.

Super Sam and John of the Night

Super Sam

7 comments:

Matt Badham said...

These strips are really good. Have you thought about approaching a publisher as well as posting them at Forbidden Planet?

tall guy said...

I have thought of approaching a publisher, but want to amass more pages before doing that.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, I really admire your cartooning style. I have just discovered your work (sadly, via Web-surfing about our mutual friend, Steve Whitaker on whom I've been posting to Jellytown on LiveJournal).

Super-Sam and John of the Night is inspired.

sincerely

Mike Mittelstadt
Watertown, NY, USA

tall guy said...

Thanks, Mike, for your kind comments. It's hard for me to gage how well the Super Sam strip is doing, as I don't get much feedback. So youris is much appreciated.

Darryl

Anonymous said...

You're welcome. Thanks for the quick reply.
If Super-Sam were in book form, I'd buy a copy.
How long on average does it take you to draw one of these pages and what kind of pen do you ink with? Do you write a script, or notes, or just rough out the whole thing, or what? (Being something of a cartoonist--mostly one-panel jokes, these days-- I'm interested in how others work.)

Best

Mike Mittelstadt

tall guy said...

Hi Mike.

I use Staedler pigment liner pens. 0.3 for the lettering and panel edges, and 0.2 for the drawing within each frame. I tightly pencel each frame before inking, and then the inked pages are scanned into the computer for colouring.

Although in the past, I've always written full and detailed scripts for my comic strip work, Super Sam is done differently. I tend to just work from a vague idea, which I then work out as I'm drawing it on the page. There is an overall longterm plan for the narrative which I follow, but it's always flexible, and has room for stand-alone gag pages.

Each pages takes about two days to finish, but I have to work around my regular job, so it can take a little longer.

Anonymous said...

That's interesting; thanks.

--Mike