A lot of times, people want to know how Freaks N Squeaks started. Well, the strip started with like this….
It was drawn in Adobe Illustrator using a Wacom tablet back in 2002. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS DOING. This is, in fact, the most important thing to know about starting a comic; the less you know the more you can discover and the more your audience can discover with you.
The first strip was actually three 8.5 x 11 .ai files which I then combined in Photoshop. The font.. oh god… that font. I attempted to make my own font. Don’t do that unless you actually know how to do that. Buy a font. I continued this foolishness far too long. But, I did move to putting all three panels in one .ai file in the next strip…
Most people never think of using Adobe Illustrator for drawing with a pressure-sensitive tablet. It makes very nice lines once you set it up. These days, tho, I draw with Photoshop for a variety of reasons. It looks a little different after 2000+ more tries.
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