June 15, 2007

'Streams' Debuts

The website has a completely new look and I think we got all of the bugs worked out. If you have trouble seeing anything, try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

The latest additions to the site can be found in the Comics and Gallery sections.

In Comics, the first episode of Streams went online today. I plan to do more of these but we’re very busy on about 10 other projects right now, including two other comic strips.

We also added
Beastmark to the comics section. It's an oldie but I still kinda like it. The comic was completed back in 1994 to determine the practicality of using Adobe Illustrator 5.5 to draw comic books. It was also the first time I used Photoshop, which was at version 3.0 at the time.

Beastmark was fun to draw but it took way too much work to get a look I was happy with and I abondoned the idea of drawing comics this way. These days I like drawing comics using Manga Studio EX, which fantastically simulates traditional comic book drawing techniques.

In the Gallery section, Alisa and I have each posted a painting, respectively titled Sleep Witch and How I Spent My Summer Vacation.

June 14, 2007

Little Green Dog Days

The Little Green Dog website is going through some changes and it will be up and down intermittently this summer. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but a lot of good stuff will be going up during this period.

June 5, 2007

What's My Type?

Today I designed a font based on my comic book lettering style. I tested it out in Manga Studio EX and it's fairly accurate to my hand printing. I'll start using it in the next installment of Streams.

I used a typeface design program called Font Creator 5.5, which is easy to learn and relatively inexpensive. If you can afford it, get the Professional Edition; the auto kerning feature is worth it.