Thursday, March 20, 2008
before and after
i decided to show a before and after picture to show why sometimes it takes a week or longer to post a new page. this isn't our full time job (ohhh, i wish it was though!) and so we don't work on it as much as we'd like to. and even when we do, we need a break from doing so many touch ups. it seems never ending at times. anyway, the above is after.
and this is the before. when we first started posting these pages online, we didn't really care about all the black dots and white spaces. but after i had it printed, we found some mistakes on some pages. and then we decided to go back and really fix it all up. we're still working on fixing the old pages. tom just finished working on page 18. i think a lot of it is stuff only we'll notice, but it really does make a difference. we keep clicking back and forth to see what it used to look like and i think it's worth it. better be!
wait, click the image below for a close up...
i've learned a lot of different short cuts since i started helping tom w/this comic, but they're not short enough! the little black and white dots haunt me whenever i close my eyes!! we've had to get his pages scanned at kinkos since their too big for our scanner. but the last batch we got scanned, we found that there aren't that many black dots, which is good (tried to erase the pencil marks better this time)... but they're filled with teeny tiny white dots in ALL of the black lines. it seriously gives me the shivers just thinking about it. we may need to go back and get them re-scanned.
anyway, a new page is up. it took tom a few hours today just re-drawing the chains. i'll start the next page tomorrow.