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WIP Weekend – Comic Work

Hi, Ethan here. This weekend I’m working on sketching and laying out some new pages of my comic Black Mudpuppy. One thing you might not expect, is I tend to work very loosely at this stage. Most people are little more than stick figures with some hints at what I want for expression. I also rough in placement of word balloons in advance so I know compositionally how that’ll look. I make a lot more decisions as I ink things, but you’ll notice the focus of the second panel was really Jack’s facial expression,

so that got pretty detailed. Panel 1 and 3 are very rough because I’ll likely be using some photo reference to tighten them up.

Lately, I’ve been giving the sketch a second pass with blue pencil over the red to correct and tighten before inking.

If you guys have any questions about process, by all means ask away!

BMP sketched page


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Ethan Kocak writes, draws and otherwise cobbles together comics on the internet.

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