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Puck originally started as a university newspaper comic way back in the prehistoric days of 1998. It was reborn in 2011, and is now running weekly, in color. You can see the original run of eighty strips AND the new colour strips all here!
In honesty, I’m not sure even I get this one. That’s never stopped me.
If you haven’t seen the new ‘Naughty Leprechaun’ voting incentive, well, do so! NOW!
Though this particular incentive pic isn’t available through voting on TWC anymore, you can purchase the pic from the store. It’s only a buck for a set of five voting incentives! That’s what I call a deal!
Hi, saw your ad so thought Id check out your comic. Great story structure by the way. I am curious how people get their images so smooth and colored so cleanly. Do you use some kind of art software?
@Oz: I'd be willing to go into many rather unsavory locations for low-priced food. I do, in fact, go into many unsavory locations for low-priced food.
@c_arnold: Phoebe's got no ulterior motive here. She's just giving her friends a discount! Seriously, though. She's not complicated enough to have an ulterior motive.
@ChainsawAdams: Thanks for checking out my stuff! I'll soon be generating a FAQ section to answer this sort of thing, but in the meantime I'll let you know my process.
I pencil and ink on paper using fine felt-tip markers (Micron brand) and then scan my work in as a B&W digital file. I then use CorelDraw to trace the file into a vector file, which does smooth out my line work a little. (That said, my original line work is pretty clean; it's something I've worked to develop over the years.)
The colors for my art are all done in CorelDraw, which is a vector program. Few comic artists work in vector, though. Most of them use a digital paint program like Photoshop and draw it using a tablet. I'm a bit of an unusual case in terms of my method.
@Fionn: Corel Photo-paint is their Photoshop equivalent. CorelDraw is pretty much exactly like Illustrator. For that reason, these comics are pretty much infinitely scalable. A lot of the detail is actually lost at the posted size, but c'est la vie. I can't figure out a way to present them larger without sacrificing the traditional strip format that I like so much.