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Podcast 161: What’s a Comic Anyway?

Posted on 18 April 2011 by admin

Today on SEQALab we’ll be looking in to the digital evolution of comics, using the wildly popular MS Paint Adventures as our diving board. Strap yourselves in, folks, our SEQA PJs got a little fiesty with this topic!

4 Comments for This Post

  1. Kazimir says:

    Seqalab Crew,

    I cannot, for the life of me, find an ink that will brush on and dry completely black on my 100 lb bristol board. I’ve tried Winsor, HIggins, as well as Speedball (super black and super black acrylic), I’ve shook the bottles, stirred them… but they all dry translucent. I can see through them to see pencil and markers under them.

    Any tips would be appreciated. I am currently mixing my own ink with an ink stick and stone, which works, but I want stuff straight out of the bottle!

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Ps; on one of the podcasts someone talked about an ink that has a brush holder on the side of the bottle, but I can’t figure out which podcast it’s from. Any ideas?

  2. admin says:

    Pickles says: Try Daler Rowney FW ink. It’s acrylic and it dries super black. I have the same problem as you with my inks, and so far FW is the best solution. Sometimes I can see lines, but for the most part it dries pretty opaque. Also make sure you’re using a high grade paper, like 400 or higher. Lower grade papers suck up the ink like crazy. Hope that helps!

  3. Kazimir says:

    Thank you for the ink suggestion, and thank you for the paper info. I never really thought about it! Huh!

    I am experimenting with all sorts of ink now, and I’m calling around trying to find some 400 level paper.

    thanks for taking the time to help me out.


  4. Julie Gravelle says:

    Wow, how did I miss this? Thank you for answering my question! I must note that Homestuck has a lot more story and substance to it than Problem Sleuth. But I realize it’s not for everyone. It’s a funny medium to pin down with a name, and it’ll be interesting to watch where similar webcomics, for lack of a better name for now, go in the future. Also, the panel-to-panel approach is something I find appealing in comics. Going with the same example, in Homestuck, what with several updates per day, the author has a lot of power with pacing. Reading it up to date, as each page comes, makes it quite different than reading it all in one big chunk. Though if it were only one panel/page update every week, it would lose a lot of appeal for me. Anyhow, I really enjoyed this podcast, and thanks again!

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