As promised, a new 6-page comic begins today!
Our most recent assignment involved adapting excerpts from the blogs of soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Stars” is the result of that process. Those of you with a keen eye will detect a lot of visual influence from Sergio Toppi, the masterful Italian illustrator and cartoonist. His inking techniques and page layouts blow my mind, and this was an attempt to replicate some of that dynamism on the page. It was also an opportunity for me to play with nibs again after a long stint of inking with a brush. Some good things happened, some messy things happened, but on the whole I enjoyed myself.