I recently have Discovered a couple of new strips, one of them Chippy and Loopus which I have previously mentioned and the other is Matt Forcum’s Robot Beach.
Matt Forcum’s art and humour really resonated with me. It’s obvious to the reader that the artist cares about what he is doing right away, and that feeling really draws you in for more. After I went through fifty percent of his Archives I really wanted to draw a couple of his characters and sent them to him as my way of letting him know I really dig his strip. So go Check out Robot Beach and my attempt at a couple of his characters, it’s worth the trip. While your there sit back and enjoy a wonderful strip.
Starting this Friday, April 8th, will begin the start of four extra large Road Apples Almanac Comic strips that will finish on April 15. I am real excited to show everyone them, so please don’t forget to drop in and check them out.
On another note , I was thinking about switching to brush and ink for a while, but have to decided to stick with my Microns for now. Microns and I have been friends since the mid 90’s when i started on my first strip Castor, and now I continue to use on Road Apples, I feel to switch, would change the feel and look of the strip. Also Brush and ink would slow me down considerable and is not as portable as the micron. ( I sometimes ink the strip on my lunch break at work so this is important). On saying this I will keep practicing with the brush and will use it from time to time.