Summer Break is Over!

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

We’re back! I hope everyone had a great summer. I had a very busy one, working and traveling, but it was great.

One of the items I finished up over the summer was a new TOON Book for early readers. This one is a sequel to the one I did last year. It’s called “Zig and Wikki In The Cow.” I just checked and it’s listed on Amazon as coming out on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. It’s not really the type of present that will score you points with your sweetie, but you should buy it for them anyway. I’ll post more about the book as it gets closer to the release date.

On another note, I’ve been working to get my head around all the different types of brushes in Photoshop. You can see some of the results of that in the first three borderless panels of today’s comic. I wanted to get a nice brushed effect around the edges of those panels. I’m understanding what all the different brush settings in Photoshop are for now (there’s millions of them), but still don’t work with them consistently enough to get what I want on the first or second try so these panels took me a lot longer than I’d have liked, but with more practice that’ll come. I’ll do a future post about using brushes in Photoshop if anyone’s interested.

Okay, see you in two weeks.