And we’re back!

I never know what my relationship is with collage-style art in my comic. On the one hand, I actually really like making starfields in Photoshop–it’s one of the few things I sort of know how to do! And really, Photoshop is an astoundingly powerful tool. On the other hand, I admire–and want to develop–the skill it takes to draw a whole page with nothing but a brush (or in my case, the brush icon in Photoshop). I grew up on manga that was black & white with zip-a-tone, and some of my art heroes like Al Williamson, Hal Foster, and the Savage Sword of Conan artists did amazing work with nothing but the pen, using all sorts of tricks to render shading and add weight to what they drew.