There’s a bunch of different comics out there that inspire me to make my own. I love stories and characters and learning. But SF is one of the few that make me want to make comics just for the sake of making them. I heard about Ryan Cecil Smith last year and got #1 of SF and the Supplementary Files and instantly fell in love. I think anyone who’s ever made something would know that feeling you get when you’re creating. For me, it’s like being a kid again. I just get that same kind of feeling when I read SF. It’s not just the content of the story (which is really, super great). It’s also the ink and screentone and the kind of paper used, the look and the vibe and excitement. It’s everything I could want. There’s a texture to it so exclusive to comic books. As a kid, it’s the kind of comic that would make me want to go adventuring. As an adult it makes me want to shut every distracting thing off and just make things. I bought #2 and it makes life better.
Everyone do yourselves a favor and get these comics.
I’ll pick up his other stuff when money comes in. You can read Two Eyes of the Beautiful here. It’s just as great.
I was playing around with some color filter thingy when I realized I was doing it on my only color layer. But I like what came out and I want to use those colors again. I wanna buy screentone and do more things off the computer too.