Saturday, July 2, 2011
Tightening Them-There Belts
About this comic
This was my very first attempt at doing a political comic. I sketched it in pencil (with many erasures) on standard lined note paper, and was surprised that I could make it look like anything (much less as it looks above).
But the original was quite small—about 4" high—and so the quality, especially with the typical ink pen used to ink it, isn't very high. (See the original here.) The original also suffered from ink splotches that had soaked through from prior doodlings. My second comic, also done on note paper, is better in great degree because the original drawing was larger.
I should also note that I drew two later drafts of this same comic, theoretically "improvements", but that I wound up keeping the original version. Despite its limitations I liked it best.