Which markers do you prefer Copics or Prismacolours and why? I'm looking into getting some myself and I don't know which to get!
Oof, this is tough! All markers have something good to offer, it sorta depends on what type of coloring you’re looking to do. My favorite markers are Chartpaks. They’re usually a bit less expensive than other brands. The colors are super vibrant and the ink stays wet for a long time, so they’re super easy to blend, and do great if you need to color in large spaces. The downside is that they bleed a LOT. So you have to either embrace the slightly messy look or be reeeeally careful. They’re also pretty stinky, which I like, but is a downside for some.
Copics are great because they come in a million perfect colors, and they are easy to control. They’re wonderful for layering colors and adding lots of fine detail, and they don’t bleed much at all. The brush tip is also a nice drawing tool. Their downside (in my opinion) is that the ink dries fast on the paper, making it harder to color in large spaces.
Prismacolors are kind of in the middle I suppose? They bleed more than Copics but are easier to control than Chartpaks.
Maybe buy a couple individual markers to play with before buying one of those expensive sets? Or just buy a bunch of all the types and go nuts! :]
Crappy news, I’m not going to be attending New York Comic Con later this month. I know I’m missing out on an amazing opportunity to meet new people and spread the word about my comics, but after work, moving, and everything else that’s been going on, a New York vacation would delay my progress on Camp W almost another whole week. It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but I think it’s a necessary one. If you’re going to NYCC, make sure to stop by Maki and Mac’s booths at booths V6 and V7 in Artist Alley and say hello!
That is the actual, solid, never-gonna-change launch date for Camp Weedonwantcha! I really want to thank you guys for hanging in there with me, and for expressing kindness and curiosity about my comic. You have been super patient and understanding and inquisitive and funny, and I can’t wait to share this comic with you and hear what you all have to say. I’m in this for the long haul and I hope you will all stick by me! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a bunch of half-feral little weirdos I have to draw!
In one of the episodes of strip-search you say that you didn't go to college. Do you mind if I ask how you got to the job you had without a college degree? What was your first art related job? As a college drop out I'm very interested.
I can only answer for my experience in animation, but to be honest going to art college isn’t necessary for getting a job. That’s not to say art school isn’t valuable, or worthwhile if you can afford it and know you will make the best out of your time there (actually learning and making stuff).
I wanted to go to art school, but I failed to get into my school of choice and couldn’t afford it anyway. So instead I moved to LA after highschool and got a job as the lowest rung on the ladder at an animation studio, making photocopies and scanning drawings. Over the next decade I moved up to inking, then to layout, then finally design and storyboards, and that served as my education.
These days I think potential hirers value good work ethics and a willingness to grow and learn just as much (or possibly more) than a degree (a good portfolio and the ability to network helps too, of course).
Say, Katie, nice blogs. Those pictures are pretty sweet. But, what happened to your giant mouth post for your blogger blog? When are you gonna repost it? It's my favorite Funny Cute blog post, along w/ the Playboy post
I had a mishap with my blog a couple years ago and managed to lose all of my old posts, and a lot of the art I once had up there might be a bit difficult to dig up to repost. I’ve had a few people ask me about my old tutorial style blog posts like the one on drawing mouths, but to be honest I now feel like I shouldn’t have been attempting to teach anyone about construction and things like that. The drawings I posted certainly didn’t illustrate what I was preaching about, and now I feel a bit bad about that. :<
Katie! I'm so glad I found you through Strip Search, I read through your Skadi comic in a day and LOVED IT (congrats on the new site)! I was curious... what manga have you read/still read?
Thanks you, I’m glad you liked Skadi! Lessee…this is a tough one, there are a lot of mangas I really like a lot. I love anything by Ai Yazawa, who’s Gokinjo Monogatari really influenced how I drew as a teenager. I like a lot of Tezuka’s more lighthearted stuff…and some other favorites would be Ranma, Dragonball, Dr. Slump, What’s Michael, Happy Mania, Peach Girl…there are a lot. :]
I Katie. I was reading your influences and was wondering which French comics are good? I only know of old stuff like Moebius (Showing my age) What's good these days?
Hello! These are some of my favorites:
In case you can’t read it, that’s Kerascoet’s Beaute and Miss Don’t Touch Me, Lewis Trondheim’s Ralph Azham, Chris Blain’s Gus and his Gang and Isaac the Pirate, Joann Sfar’s The Rabbi’s Cat, and my absolute FAVORITE comic series ever, Dungeon, which has many different contributing artists.