Monday, March 17, 2008

Search and Research #94

So, it's just like the caption says. My buddy Jason and I have been working out ideas and details for the next several strips, but our busy lives have kept us from really having time to connect all the dots. In the meantime, I wanted to do just an art piece. This is exactly my favorite thing to do on a cold day where I don't have to work...curl up under a blanket on the couch and read, particularly the Lord of the Rings trilogy. This was an experiment in using lots of lines to try to render objects in gray scale. I think it works in some places here, and doesn't in others, but overall I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

I thought some of you might be interested in what drawing this was like, so I scanned in my penciled strip. I sort of shaded in areas to help me remember what I was going to darken in, and as you can see I've sort of indicated where things are going to go, but I haven't tried to make every pencil line perfect. I then inked over these pencil lines in pen and added in all the cross hatching and other detail. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Search and Research #93

And now the explanation for the big reveal last week. After we initially revealed that SCOM had guns, even though it was pretty funny to me, it sort of bothered me that he had them. I mean, nobody is going to let anybody, even a machine, into a library with a gun. It's true that reality is suspended in that we have a walking, talking, abbreviating office machine in our strip...but we do try to keep everything else somewhat grounded in reality. So, this was a perfect solution for the whole gun thing. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Search and Research #92

What! What's this? A salad shooter and a caulking gun? Where are the machine guns? Tune in next week to find out! Enjoy!