Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Search and Research #98

I can't imagine having to digitize microfiche. I'm all for it, but I am not the kind of person who could do that and not go crazy. That's why I think that we need robots with built in telescopes who can digitize this stuff for us.

On a separate note, I've created a Search and Research fan page on Facebook! I've uploaded all the strips there for easy viewing (well, semi-easy cause they sort of shrink the images). I still like putting my comments and larger images here on this blog, and will continue to do so, but the fan page will be a good way to communicate with you, the fans, and share stories, ideas, shoot the breeze, etc. Here's the link: Facebook Fan Page

I'd love for you all to add yourselves as fans, if you're so inclined. You'll need to be a member of Facebook to add yourself as a fan (it's a free registration) but you can view the page without signing up. I'm planning on putting up some art over there related to the strip that I haven't published on the blog, and who knows what else will show up over there. Well, that's all for now. Enjoy!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Search and Research #97

Why is it that microfiche seems to be in the darkest room of the library? Anybody else feel that way? It's always a little hard to find, it's got those old machines in there. I can't blame SCOM for being a little nervous around those machines. I'm actually in charge of the microfiche and I am frustrated by it to no end. Despite working with it, I never thought about microfiche as a comic strip subject until my mom suggested it to me, so big thanks go out to my mom!

This time around I decided to do the gray tones with pencil. I've hesitated in doing this because pencil sort of smears around easily...but I can't deny that it looks best of all the grays I've tried so far. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Busy week....

Hey everybody, I just wanted to pop in and say that due to several one time art projects that have popped up this week, it is unlikely that I'll get a strip up this week. See you all next week!

- eli

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Search and Research #96

Well, this was an experiment in adding gray tones with a ballpoint pen. But...I think I wound up overshading it a bit. I'm trying to work out the best way to do this whole gray tones thing with ink. I've tried doing straight cross-hatching with my marker pens, but I don't like that for these strips for the most part. I've also tried ink wash but it wrinkles the paper on which I draw these strips. I could use markers, but they're pretty expensive, especially for a set of all the tones I'd need. Anway, I think I may be able to use a ballpoint pen to do background stuff but not pervasive darkness like this.

This is the introduction of Ayvee, the new Electronic Resources librarian. If you think about her name and her job, her name becomes funny and appropriate. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Search and Research #95

I want to thank everyone for bearing with me last week. It feels good to get this next one out. Enjoy!