The process I go through to create each new page has evolved considerably since I began drawing Paradigm Shift back in early 1999. When I started, I was using a loose script, 10âx15â bristol, improvised pencils, Micron pen inks, and an old Mac clone. By the time I ï¬nished this book in early 2002, I was using panel-by-panel scripts, 11âx17â vellum, thumbnailed layouts, nibbed dip pens, and a PowerMac G4.
I initially wrote this tutorial as I was ï¬nishing the last few pages of Part One, and it represents a good snapshot of how I did things as of winter 2002. While my tools and process have continued to evolve and become more reï¬ned since then, the thought process remains largely the same. Just as my tool have changed since I ï¬rst wrote this, this certainly is not the only way to craft a comic page. Every artist ï¬nds what works best, but this provides an insightful glimpse into the way I work.