Yes and no.
For the sketchbook comics that I pump out I try to draw them at the same size they’re going to be printed. I just think it keeps the intimacy intact with such loose comics. Most of the last few pages of Boredom Pays #4 were drawn at the same size they were printed… and I intended to do that for all of Boredom Pays #3 as it was originally going to be printed on legal paper but then kind of backed out on that to keep the uniform size of the books.
The more “serious” comic work I do tends to be anywhere from 8.5x11 to 11x17. I’m still kind of all over the map on this because I haven’t found any format that seems to work for me but I do keep the fact that the comics will be considerably reduced in size when printed in mind while I’m drawing them. Like, I’ll have huge lettering or I’ll make really thick, bold lines to help with clarity.
I kind of get a kick out of seeing my artwork reduced, too. It just looks a bit cleaner than I get used to seeing it. Makes me less critical of the final product, I guess.
Hope that helps!
Mister Sam Spina asks: Are you drawing with a brush lately? they’re lookin great!
Yes! I’ve been trying to get into using a better habit of using the brush! Mostly these last couple of comics just seem a little clunky to me because its tough to ink such small drawings and it takes me at least twice as long to ink them than the other ones that I’ve been using a fine liner for so I tend to sort of rush them near the end. Still, I like lines much more when they have some weight.
Glad you’re enjoying them!
Right now I want nothing more than to run away from this city and come visit you <3