Must be nice being unemployed.
Posted March 17, 2015 at 12:19 am

I'm pretty sure I was still in "impress/don't disappoint your parents" mode with that nonsensical-symbol cursing.

NOW you get to truly enjoy the color updates. :) You can check out the original black-and-white strip here!

In yesterday's comments, someone asked about my inking style back then and how it's changed. Great question! The first 145 strips or so were created on 9x12" brisol board, which made for a much smaller final strip size than the 7x17" templates I work on now. This required smaller pens and a bit more patience (and, frankly, it wasn't as fun!), but I still kind of enjoy the outcome, even now that I cringe at some of the things I was doing wrong.

I worked soley in Micron tech pens back then, using the hell out of an 01 until it would become a bit more flexible and give just a little bit of line variation. That said, most of the contrast in line width was created by painstakingly going over and over the original lines, thickening them with the same size Micron pen. This resulted in a less organic, slightly more geometric line, but I wasn't aware of any other pens, and it did the job back then.

Oh, and just to confirm, that is NOT my handwriting. I don't know what that font was called, but I'm pretty sure it's on the hard drive of my college computer from 1999. ;)



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Danielle likes to read...

New faves!!

Underpants and Overbites
My Giant Nerd Boyfriend
Up and Out
Alison and her Rock Awesome Robot
Kevin Budnik's autobio comics


Questionable Content
Something Positive
Dumbing of Age
Diesel Sweeties
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Johnny Wander
Octopus Pie
That Deaf Guy
Sufficiently Remarkable
Blaster Nation
Ramen Empire
Jump Rope
Outlander Man

Too Sexy For Work!
Chester 5000 (too sexy for work!)

Oh Joy Sex Toy (also too sexy!)
The Rock Cocks (careful: sexy!)

Finished, but worth re-reading!
The Bad Chemicals
Cul de Sac 

I also love the podcast My Brother My Brother And Me!

My old pal R. Stevens and I used to do a podcast called Coffee and Cider! It was mostly about being work-obsessed idiots and human beings who like beverages and have cats.