Little Green Man

(G; Fantasy) Through her muse, a young woman defines her artistic integrity in an abstract landscape.

Story Notes

I occasionally give free, all-ages demonstrations of professional ink-on-paper techniques for making comic books. This panel comes from a demo for Free Comic Book Day 2009 at Hub Comics.

Using the Marvel Method (Wikipedia definition | Stan Lee explaination), I created finished art around audience particpation. The entire process couldn't've been more than 30 minutes. (Though I spent another hour or two this month finishing the inks and coloring).

Who'd ever think a single comic book panel could have this much back story? Without further ado, please enjoy "Little Green Man"!

Tools and Materials

  • 10" x 15" live area on 14" x 17" bristol paper
  • Speedball Super Black India Ink
  • Short-handle round #4 sable brush
  • Ruling pen (borders)
  • Speedball nib #512 (buildings, details)
  • Speedball C6 and B6 (lettering)
  • Ames Lettering Guide (setting 3.5 even-spaced)
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 (production, color)

Dave "Dancing to his Own Damn Muse" Marshall

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