Thursday, April 25, 2013
Words to Mull & Cull - The Introduction
"Words to Mull & Cull" is a new cartoon/webcomic/call-it-what-you-will series I'm starting. My plan is to post at least one a week but hopefully more. From what I have in my sketchbook so far the focus is on friendly advice, philosophy, facts and non-sense.
I decided to limit the size to a single panel newspaper comic. I'm trying to use minimal preliminary drawings and going straight to brush and ink. One reason is speed. Another is to keep a sense of spontaneity and to try and get into a zen state. For now I'm sticking to a limited color pallet reminiscent of vintage newspaper comics or Japanese woodblock prints. I scanned a page from an old paperback to give a sense of age and provide some texture.
I hope you'll find something to mull on. Then, as cull implies, save what you want and discard the rest.
Big Tall Ken