Monday, June 26, 2006

Comic strip interlude...


Sorry, no videos today but while you're waiting here's excerpts from a couple of comic strips I did from a few years back- one for Microsoft and another from a cocktail menu for the Cargo Bar in Sydney.

8 Comments:

Blogger Adam said...

Haha, that microsoft strip is hilarious. I like the "boing" panel the best. Nice job.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Henry Elmo Bawden said...

Very, Very nice.

Good job. I am trying to work on my comic and am learning just how difficult it is to do it properly. These are both very nice.

-Henry

8:44 AM  
Blogger LeBitch said...

haha Awesome work.

And thank god for the Microsoft thing. Just in time! It must have worked as their pitiful profits jumped from a sad 2 or 3 billion to over $4 billion! Who knows how Bill's children would have eaten, otherwise. hehe

9:14 AM  
Blogger Tonia said...

Yes, damn those evil Microsoft pirates. Lovely stuff as usual Chris - how did you do the dot tones on the second one?

9:53 AM  
Blogger Mike Exner III said...

You know why piracy is so rampant? Because law enforcement decided to call it... "piracy". I mean, who doesn't want to be a pirate (besides ninja, of course)? If they had thought of something else to call it, they might have an easier time of it. Heck... I want to be a pirate too! I gotta steal something.(end_rant)

Nice work, by the by, Chris.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Adam- Thanks man.

Henry- Drawing comics was so intimidating when I first started, but self publishing my own comic was like being thrown into the deep end and I learnt quite a bit fairly quickly. So, go for it and never look back.

lebitch- Thanks Maggie. Yeah, I heard the profits earnt from my comic strip bought Bill's dog a new country. :p

tonia- Thanks Tonia. In the tutorials section check out the 'Screen dots' tute. That should explain it. But in a nutshell, I'm converting greyscale/RGB art into Bitmap, which has the option of converting the shades to dots.

Mike- Arrrr! Thanks Pirate Mike.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

Gorgeous layout on that cocktail menu, I love the timing breakdown on the panels... Have you got a shot of the final thing with the menu itself at all?

As for that microsoft one, did it get printed anywhere?

9:37 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Hayden.

Unfortunately I haven't seen the finished menu. There are two or three more pages from the menu which I'll post in future.

The Microsoft strip was only used within the company. They made cups and merchandise with the artwork, as well as printing the posters. The main characters were all based on people who worked at Microsoft.

9:54 PM  

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