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shop back up…but…

shop back up, but that means my archive of webcomics is down:(

wordpress doesn’t know when it will be fixed. they rolled out an automatic update of woocommerce that doesn’t play well with the webcomics plug in

and they can’t roll back the woocommerce update

in the meantime here’s a snippet of timelapse featuring me digtially inking the latest ‘steps’ strip, which you can’t read in the archive, so i’ve posted that below as well…

steps volume 2 cover

ok i finally decided what the cover will be for volume 2 of the steps zine

here it is, keeping with the tradition established by volume 1 of using a panel from one of the interior strips

the art file for the book is all set up, now i’ve just got to get them printed up

you can preorder now or if you didn’t yet pick up volume 1, you can preorder the steps 2 pack

straw

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  • yesterday’s strip was from my august sketchbook
  • today’s was from my july sketchbook
  • today’s is another digital strip as i try to get a little ahead in the 30 days of comics game. i can work so much faster in digital. yesterday’s and today’s strip each took about about a half hour to do, compared with a couple hours plus for me to do with real world materials. (though i am getting faster)

 

p.s. a note on the ‘(happened in july 18)’ note. when artist john porcellino (whose king-cat comics you should really subscribe to) makes his comics, he (often? always?) notes the date when the incident that inspired the comic occurs, and then also notes the dates when he draws and inks it, which i think is a lovely touch. i meant to do it for yesterday’s strip, since the date when the peas incident happened and i actually published the strip were so far apart, but in the rush to get it posted before midnight for yesterday’s 30 days of comics deadline, i completely forgot. so the date is my john p homage.

a new steps strip is up

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it’s been so long since the last one

but a new ‘steps’ strip, ‘potty training’, is up

almost every other ‘steps’ strip has been done in digital, pushing pixels around

but today’s is fully scribbled in pencil, with lots of (kneadable) erasing, then brushing down puddles of watercolor, and finally a bit of inking

if this is the first ‘steps’ comic you’ve happened to catch

you can start reading ‘steps’ strips here