Saturday, June 20, 2009

It Came From The Beanworld Archives!

Pencil page layout
8 1/2" x 11" on bond paper
Circa 1983
A layout for a page that became page 30 of TOTB #1, page 36 of the Volume #1 of the old Beanworld TPBs and currently is page 36 of the Beanworld hardcover Wahoolazuma.

In those days, I used to pencil pages in the finished size and then blow them up on a photocopier. I then inked on single-ply Strathmore on a homemade light box my Dad made for me. (Long lost in the fog of many moves.)

I didn't start inking on double-ply board until about halfway through the run of TOTB.

Because I was always laboring for myself, I never had to work according to any industry standard rules or regulations. To the best of my recollection, I've never pencilled a page directly onto the paper and then inked over my pencil lines.

Sometimes I still come across pages that were discarded for some reason and the photocopy is still taped to the back of the board.

I still have two store-bought light boxes and I rarely have any reason whatsoever to use either!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I bought a lightbox and I never turn it on. I use it like a lil' mobile table.
That's interesting that you would "blow up" your pencil sketches.
Any particular reason why?