I am setting out to make a web comic that I can post piece by piece on my blog and then build into a graphic novel in my vault. But that is a harder task than you might realize. The stories exist in rough draft form, very, very rough, but will have to be re-drawn to turn into something publishable. Naked cartoons are a problem for me. Not only do I draw them while I am naked because I have considerable discomfort from moderate plaque psoriasis and sitting in the nude is less painful, but I have a tendency to use naked ideas and even draw naked toons…which all need to be toned down to be publishable. I do believe that naked is funny… but I don’t hold with naked and crude or naked and gross. So I am going to rebuild these stories element by element and put some clothes on them. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough money to buy the equipment I need to draw directly on computer. I also don’t have any real practice at that. So, I am stuck with drawing on paper with pen and ink and colored pencil, and then digitizing the result with a camera and photo-shop. So here are some cartoon elements that I will now start whittling into shape. I will try to show you my process here as much as it is possible to do.
And here’s a bolt;
And if you can figure out how it all fits together already, then you are definitely smarter than I am. I will be busy in the next few days trying to figure out how to insert Tab A into Slot C without giving that phrase any unfortunate double meanings… and I will do my best to keep you posted and show you the results.