Saturday, May 20, 2023

Comic Strip Cartoons

I have made a few comic strips over the years.  One, two, three and four panel cartoons.   I love Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller and did my Heavy Metal Garage series of car centric strips in that format.  A single image, with text on the left for the set up, and the text or image on the right for the punchline.

In the last week I have done 2 more, using the characters from my In The Next Dimension series. I reused the backgrounds from that comic as well, so these were quick to put together.

For the last few months I haven't been working on any significant personnel project, so have seen more Social Media than I should. I try and stay off it, as 80% of what people post just gets me down. Creative posts are great, but that isn't what most people, most of the time, post about!  😒

I can do without the negativity and idiocy.

This is quite a good short over view of the format with the SET-UP, CONFRONTATION & RESOLUTION panels. 

I think most of mine are more SET-UP then PUNCHLINE

The 3 panel strip is an interesting artform. I also think it would be a unique kind of hell to have a successful strip (e.g. Calvin & Hobbes, The Far Side or Peanuts) and have to come up with one for everyday, and a larger one on weekends!  Always deadlines, always an idea to draw about.

Being a successful strip cartoonist generally means you get to do what you like, all the time, even when you would rather be doing something else!  

Pretty sure I was never cut out for that.  For me I think the sweet spot is 4 to 8 page stories, put together in a short book.  I have done a few now, and put those on our website in CBR format for free download

I will probably do a few more strips every so often. It is just something I have to do.

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