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!
Richard Pettitt, cartoonist.