Exploring the comics art form itself, Cupid tells the same story from two characters point of view. It’s designed to read horizontally and vertically. Each narrative is told in a different art style. Imagine Alex Toth and Edward Gorey telling the same story. Their storylines merge at the end, like superheroes joining forces after their in-fighting wrecks a city or two.
Not bad for eight pages.Line Olsson is an illustrator, chalkboard artist and cartoonist. Her of exaggerated, intricate approach to sequential storytelling makes Line a perfect fit for Agent K, who Line describes as “a badass action hero.” We “jammed” on this project whenever possible, drawing and inking over each other’s work.
- Materials used for this story
- 10″ x 15″ live area on Strathmore 500 bristol paper
- Blick Black Cat india ink
- Short-handle round #2 sable brush
- Ruling pen (borders)
- Speedball nib #515EF (thicker lines)
- Hunt 22B (medium lines)
- Speedball B6 (bold lettering)
- Ames Lettering Guide (3.5 two-thirds calibration)
- Adobe Illustrator (“Inky Stories Presents” logo)
- Adobe InDesign (page layout)
- Adobe Photoshop (production, coloring)
That’s probably everthing you need to enjoy Cupid’s Got A Death Ray! Thanks for sticking around and cheering me on.
— Dave M!, blogging from 1369 Coffee House, Inman Square.