Other webcomic behind-the-scenes pages?
January 26, 2006 7:40 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for more online descriptions of how various comic book, cartoon, and animation artists produce their work.

I was ecstatic to find that Kazu Kibuishi has recently put up a series of pages that explains step-by-step how he produces his online Copper strip. His art is just wonderful, and the photos of his production process are well-done and very inspiring. I've seen a small handful of this type of page, where an artist describes the process they go through to create their comic, and I always enjoy them. Kazu's is probably the best I've seen, with photos of the work in progress as well as good shots of the tools he uses.

Does anybody have any suggestions for other good "behind the scenes" pages for comic books, webcomics, and/or animations? I'm particularly interested in the ones created by the artists themselves. I know Beaver & Steve had one, but can't put my finger on it at the moment.

Also, if anybody else is interested in this sort of thing, you might like Webcomics : Tools and Techniques for Digital Cartooning by Steven Withrow. I just bought it day before yesterday, and it's right along these lines and very interesting.
posted by NewGear to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
There's some interesting comics stuff here; scroll down to "Tutorials and How-To".
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:52 AM on January 26, 2006

Check out Jeph of Questionable Content's behind-the-scenes site. He's got a ~20 minute movie of him doing a panel that you can download via bittorrent (it's small but he's bandwidth impaired).
posted by togdon at 10:11 AM on January 26, 2006

Have a look at Copper. And there is always Drawn!.
posted by Heatwole at 11:58 AM on January 26, 2006

Jessica Abel has a pretty good "DIY" section to her site.

Brian Bolland had tons of great stuff on his site (which seems to be down), and he works (if memory serves) entirely in Photoshop. I think their is an archive of a tutorial he did floating around somewhere... *ahem*. Pardon.

Scott McDaniel's site has a drawing comics section. But it also contains frames.

I've got more links. Somewhere. *digs*
posted by lilnemo at 2:22 PM on January 26, 2006

Stacie Ponder is an inker who has two entertaining blogs, one about inking [story of her beginning steps into the industry here] and another about her slasher film fetish. Much practical info on tools of the trade & shortcuts, with an appreciated lack of pretension.
posted by ibeji at 7:53 PM on January 26, 2006

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