(Sketchy is currently paused while I concentrate on my sci-fi comic, A*
Simple and ridiculous as it is, "Sketchy" can be derived--pretty nearly entirely--from concepts mined from other, far superior comics: Nedroid
(gleefully absurd adventures), 123 Step!
(sketch comic), and Soup
(blob character). Put those three together, and you have the obviously winning combination of a hastily drawn blob who has absurd adventures: Sketchy!
The reasons for it are that I've been wanting to have some outlet for absurd adventurism, and that I got to liking the thin line / thick line sketch technique I came up with as a time-saving device in cranking out storyboards for A*
. If I can draw 60 of those in a day, surely drawing just one per day--and one that probably doesn't even have a human character in it--should be a snap, right? How smart is that. It started out being drawn with the Brush Tool in the ancient Photoshop 4; currently, I draw it using the Ink Tool in the free program GIMP
Also, there's no story. Well, there is a story, but only in the sense that your mind struggles to make logical sense of things it reads in sequence--a tendency Sketchy will be exploiting to the fullest! Prepare for meaningless absurdity on a daily basis.
Well, not on weekends. You'll just have to supply that for yourself.
Prints are printed from the high-resolution (starting with page 187
, anyway) source files on glossy 8.5"x11" cardstock by an industrial, truck-sized printer, and signed by me in sparkly ink! Sketchy prints come *with* their captions by default, but if you'd prefer just the picture part, you can specify that in the "Special Instructions" field on the order form.
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