Sunday, February 18, 2007

TRIPLE TAKE Nuts & Bolts

In case anyone wonders (or cares)...

I pencil each strip on a piece of legal-sized copier paper and use a light box for inking, thus avoiding any pencil lines (or erasing marks) on the finished art.

The artwork is created on 2-ply Strathmore 500 plate-finish Bristol board with Pigma Micron pens (08 for the panel borders; 05 for the line work).

The inked strips (3 5/8" x 11 7/8" daily and 6" x 13 1/8" Sunday) are then scanned into the computer, with lettering added digitally. I create two files for distribution: black-and-white and color (I use Photoshop to color both dailies and Sundays).

The b&w and color TIF files are emailed to King’s service bureau in Florida. Todd and I work about six-to-eight weeks ahead on the dailies and twelve weeks ahead on the Sundays.
We produce three gags a day, seven days a week, and best of all, we do it without steroids!

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