Behind the Stinky Curtain

Inspired by Matt’s series of posts detailing his illustration process, I’ve decided to give you all a look at the shame and indignity I endure to bring you a mediocre cartoon each week.

For the curious, after I write the comic, I figure out what I want in each panel. And if it calls for a specific pose that’s hard to find in the public domain, I take out the camera and do it myself. Using the photo, I make a rough outline of each panel and transfer it to bristol board. After I pencil in all the detail and lettering, I ink it, then scan it and color in Photoshop.

Only read the rest of this article if you don’t mind being assaulted with a jarring animated gif I made from the reference photos for this week’s cartoon.

Dance Brian, Dance
nice vest, douchebag!