I like taking photos but I often forget to photograph my artwork in progress because I'm so absorbed in making it. Here are a few snaps of two comic strips that I published this week.
Above is the completed pencil draft of an Oojo and Bink comic strip called Recognition. As you can see, I use a clear ruler to measure out the panels and the speech bubbles.
Below is an example of a comic strip that has been inked and I haven't yet rubbed out the original pencil drawing underneath. This comic strip, which is called After School, was inspired by a real conversation I overheard in the street.
I colour Oojo and Bink comic strips digitally using Adobe Photoshop software, but I colour most of my autobiographical comics using Winsor & Newton or Letraset ProMarkers (same thing; the brands have combined), because they're normally faster and I can use them on the go.
Before I use a ProMarker, I scribble a mark at the bottom of the page to check that the colour is suitable and the pen isn't running out!
Cartoonist and comics creator at Richard Pettitt Art. Studio in Uckfield, East Sussex, England.