I attended CTN-X and was fortunate to see Doug TenNapel (creator of Earthworm Jim and a bunch of wonderful comic books I encourage everyone to collect) do a 45-minute demo of a sporadic comic page! Look!
And then, I was the super-lucky person who was quick to buy it– It’s framed on my wall right now. I really admire Doug’s fearlessness both in storytelling and inking. Draw details, then slather them with ink; force the lighting into submission! Make your readers lose all hope for your character and tie up the story in the last 6 pages! I was flattered that he enjoyed my hiccups. To be Yoda about his demo, “inspired, I am!” I wanted to upload the page here so everyone else can enjoy a good look at it.
All these ink drawings were made for the 2012 CalArts Character Animation Open Gallery show. You can see them all here! Each was drawn with India ink on either a love or money scroll, which could be found at World Market. The outsides of the scrolls (visible on one edge) were screen-printed with beautiful colors and textures.
Drawn while Can We Be Happy Now was in early development!