Journal Comic: Snazzy Specs

Glitter works wonders for some folks – I’m just not one of them! 

I’m still working to figure out what sort of format works best for my journal comics, as well as what art style I want to go with. I need something that’s simple and quick, otherwise I end up spending way too much time perfecting and tweaking. When I get too precious with my journal comics, I lose momentum and I never finish them. Heck, I have one in my sketchbook that’s two pages long, and I haven’t even started the pencils for the second page. I wrote out a script, did a bit of research, thumbnailed out the panels, got the first page penciled and inked, aaand the second page has sat with blank panels for a good month now.

If making comics were my full-time job, I’d have no problem spending four or five hours on a journal comic each week. However, I’ve got three other comics projects going on, one of which I’m actually getting paid for (woo!), so I gotta spend most of my limited time focusing on them instead. I’m going to keep playing around until I find a satisfying balance between visually appealing and relatively quick to draw. Thanks for your patience, folks!

Author: Katie McMahon

Katie is a comic artist and illustrator living in rural New Hampshire in a town mostly populated with elderly folks and roving gangs of sassy turkeys. She enjoys reading comics, playing board games and RPGs, drinking fair trade tea and coffee, discussing feminism and social justice, and cracking the best groan-worthy jokes the internet has to offer.

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