Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes

I had someone ask recently whether or not I sketched out the panels before I drew them, and so decided to scan in some of my thumbnails.

As you can see from the bottom two drawings, the sketches I do before I draw a comic are VERY rough. They are really just to work out the different character’s placements, as well as to rough in a background. I also rough in where the word balloons will go, since I add them once the picture’s been drawn and scanned in. See if you can guess which two strips these thumbnails belong to!

The image at the top is not a thumbnail, as you can probably guess. It’s more of a joke, actually. You see, while at a friend’s wedding this past fall, there were several comic-y type people in attendance, and as happens when artsy folks all get together, we all wound up sketching together. Mostly, we were drawing random caricatures, but since one of the guys wasn’t overly familiar with my strip, he asked me to sum it up in three panels and about 10 minutes.

This “comic” is the result. I still think it’s pretty hilarious, if only because it makes no sense at all!

News: Posted January 13th, 2012 by Alina

^ 9 Comments to “Behind the Scenes”

  1. BigRed Says:

    845 is the return of +2 comedy check productions on Jan 2nd and 846 is the next joke in the line on Jan 3rd, both funny jokes.

    I love your comic keep up the good work.

    also, praise squirrel Jesus.

    Posted January 13th, 2012 at 5:45 am
  2. Faranior Says:

    It has to be ones about the dog’s nose and the lactose intolerant.

    Also, it’s nice to see how the work behind is done, especially for such a great and geeky comic like this. I love it. 😀

    Posted January 13th, 2012 at 8:46 am
  3. Draginbeard Says:

    Nice one =)

    I do more detailed rough sketches for my panels, mostly because I’m still starting out and I (rather desperately) need the practice, and…okay fine, and its a lot of fun just to draw things out.

    Cartooning RULES!!!

    Posted January 13th, 2012 at 9:53 am
  4. I simply adore that top “comic,” if only because of how accurately it reflects my Pathfinder group. 😀

    Posted January 14th, 2012 at 2:40 am
  5. Shadow Fox Kitfox Says:

    ALL the goblins!

    Posted January 14th, 2012 at 11:26 am
  6. Osk Says:

    the puns, the horrible lame puns!

    anyway, nice to see how you work a bit

    Posted January 15th, 2012 at 6:23 am
  7. Trivena Says:

    The lack-toes one is particularly lame…

    Sorry, I just couldn’t resist *retreats back to dark corner*

    Posted January 15th, 2012 at 7:35 pm
  8. Monty Says:

    I’ve always liked the gothic look but of course I play it safe with my clothes. White Tshirt and blue jeans at ALL times.

    Still…do goth clubs really have that many good look guys? >w>
    (yeah my comments so horrendously shallow. I’ve always thought Joel was cute until I saw him without glasses…and then in the shower a few strips back. whew it got hot in here)

    ps I bet you really weren’t aiming towards that kind of fan-service xD; -shot-

    Posted January 16th, 2012 at 8:45 am
  9. Mark Says:

    Hmmm. Third goth to the right: Is that Duncan from Multiplex or am I just projecting fanboy crossover fantasies onto two of my favorite strips?

    Posted January 16th, 2012 at 9:24 am