Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sketchface

You may remember that last November I started drawing comics on A3 paper. I bought a £700 Epson scanner for the purpose! And 2 months later I stopped doing that because it was appallingly hard. I worked out that my scans worked out at £17 per comic - which is probably more than a print bureau would have charged you in 1983 when there was only one scanner in Britain (called "VALIANT 1").

For comparison I scanned about 600 comics on my £40 Canoscan. But it used to cut the bottom 1/3 of an inch of the page off, so I think Canon might actually owe me a considerable sum by now.

So to drag the average down, I scanned a page of my big sketch pad. I've been working on Shelley's diary comic style, as towards the end of the year you are going to be forced to sit through at least a week of this amateurish nonsense. Why not spend 30 seconds trying to work out exactly what I'm reaching for here. Then you can write me an email begging me not to do it.

7 comments:

Nick said...

Beg you not to do it? Under no circumstances! Heck, that sketch of the "Powerful Darkness" of Esther could be made into a glorious print!

Carly Monardo said...

The top left "Wretched Wretched!" bit is GOLD, Johnny!



GOLD!!

Pod-Pod said...

I don't care how amateurish it is, so long as I don't have to look at Shelley with such ugly socks. In America we don't wear socks--we clothe our feet in freedom.

Stephen said...

If Ken Bruce ends up in this Shelley week, that would make it ever more amazing.

Dharmabum said...

Tis like sifting through the river bottom looking for nuggets of gold. Shelley is too powerful a thinker not to have some bits of wisdom to share with the rest of us. I feel we will all be richer by being able to drink deeply of her psyche.

Rehevkor said...

Oh Nick.. nick.. not more prints! I'm running out of wall space as it is. :(

Anonymous said...

Is that Ryan or Jeff Rowland lamenting the challenges presented by garments, as I see it it could go either way