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A look at the secret coloring process behind Back (the comic)
Scientists have no idea what to make of this newly-discovered dog
claytonimus said: Huh is it just me or did you make a font out of your handwriting recently? Was that a time-saving measure? Also, it's beautiful and you should consider selling it on Creative Market or something.
I did! I’ve been finding it hard to keep my hand lettering consistent while drawing Back, so I gave a font another shot (using yourfonts.com; I had tried making one long ago, but my lettering is much better now and the font looks far superior to my old one). And yes, it does save a huge amount of time. I wish I had tried it (again) long ago.
I don’t think I will ever make it public, though. My lettering is something unique to my comics which I’ve spent years developing and I don’t really like the idea of other people using it.
SPX 2014! September 12-14th! Bethesda! Maryland! -
TopatoCo will be returning once again to SPX located in Bethesda, MD! We have a variety of guests with us this year, and many Friends of TopatoCo will be tabling as well!
TopatoCo will be at tables 23-30, with feature guests such as:
I’ll be at SPX next weekend! Come by and say hello.
funderbuss said: Hello! I was just wondering what brushes you used for your linework. Are they special ones that you made or just ones in Manga Studio? Also you are cool and I love your art thank you bye
Most of my lines are just a standard round brush with the thickness and pressure sensitivity tweaked until it feels good to me. Nothing special!
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Not at all! I intend to continue posting my comics on my website free for everyone to see. Backers at a certain level will get to see them a little early, and maybe see some in-progress works and behind-the-scenes material, but I have no plans to put the comics behind a paywall or anything.
In fact, the idea behind Patreon is that if it brings in enough income, I’ll be able to turn down other less-fun jobs and focus more on my own work. That means even more comics for everyone to enjoy.
Hello everyone! I have finally joined every other webcartoonist and set up a Patreon campaign in hopes of increasing my comics output. If you’re not familiar with Patreon, it’s a way to help support the people who make things you enjoy by pledging a small monthly amount (check out the in-depth FAQ here).
If you enjoy my work, I hope you’ll consider becoming a patron so that I’ll be able to keep making more of it. Thank you!
COMIX TIPZ™: When drawing word balloons, make sure the tail points towards the speaker! This helps prevent confusion.
samblam said: My uncle works for Nintendo and told me that Sippus and Beartato are half-brothers, is that true?
Actually I do want to comment and make sure everyone knows that KC is the one doing the character designs for Back. His sketches are great and I’m just trying to them justice.
Abigail from the hit comic BACK, sequel to hit series Breaking Bad