HijiNKS ENSUE
itswalky:

I don’t remember this cat from Hijinks Ensue. I want HE to be about this cat from now on. Lookit this fantastic awful cat.

http://hijinksensue.com/comic/kirby-krackle/

itswalky:

I don’t remember this cat from Hijinks Ensue. I want HE to be about this cat from now on. Lookit this fantastic awful cat.

http://hijinksensue.com/comic/kirby-krackle/

itswalky:

Work never ends for a webcartoonist!

GAH! Clandestine spyshots! 

itswalky:

Work never ends for a webcartoonist!

GAH! Clandestine spyshots! 

HijiNKS ENSUE has updated! 
http://hijinksensue.com/comic/il-mostro/ “Il Mostro” 
PRINT THIS OUT AND TAPE IT TO YOUR FACE! 
Here’s a sample of the flyers we’ll be handing out at booth #1412.
COME TO THESE PANELS WHY NOT?! 

PRINT THIS OUT AND TAPE IT TO YOUR FACE! 

Here’s a sample of the flyers we’ll be handing out at booth #1412.

COME TO THESE PANELS WHY NOT?! 

HijiNKS ENSUE has updated! "Constant Craving" 

HijiNKS ENSUE has updated! "Constant Craving" 

itswalky:

Emerald City Comicon is this weekend, so here’s this map to show you where we’ll be.  Joel and I and Explosm are in that 1412-ish area.  It’s a good area!  We’re flanked by Randy Milholland and Danielle Corsetto and some other folks on the other side who I haven’t looked up but are probably not a serial killer or anything.
I will have books and prints and posters and free bookmarks and my amazing self.  

I will have the same things David has (prints, posters, books, free bookmarks) PLUS I will have shirts AND David’s amazing self, which by common convention (commoncon) law TECHNICALLY belongs to me. 

itswalky:

Emerald City Comicon is this weekend, so here’s this map to show you where we’ll be.  Joel and I and Explosm are in that 1412-ish area.  It’s a good area!  We’re flanked by Randy Milholland and Danielle Corsetto and some other folks on the other side who I haven’t looked up but are probably not a serial killer or anything.

I will have books and prints and posters and free bookmarks and my amazing self.  

I will have the same things David has (prints, posters, books, free bookmarks) PLUS I will have shirts AND David’s amazing self, which by common convention (commoncon) law TECHNICALLY belongs to me. 

itswalky:

hijinksensue:

HijiNKS ENSUE has updated! 
"There’s Got To Be A Morning After" 

This is the We’re Married-est comic you’ve done yet, Joel.

I draw what I know. My comics are a  lens through which the truth is focused. 

itswalky:

hijinksensue:

HijiNKS ENSUE has updated! 

"There’s Got To Be A Morning After" 

This is the We’re Married-est comic you’ve done yet, Joel.

I draw what I know. My comics are a  lens through which the truth is focused. 

Been meaning to ask this for a bit, but what sort of computers and tablets would you recommend for someone looking to get into webcomics? I've been looking for a while, but I've honestly never been sure where to start, so I figured I'd ask an actual web cartoonist.

itswalky:

I’m not sure what I’d recommend for someone looking to “get into” webcomics.  The thing I use right now is, like, a $2500 Cintiq.  That’s not really an entry point.  

But before that, I just used pencil and paper and scanned it into Photoshop 5 and used a mouse to color it.

So, uh.

Since David insists on not being a reliable resource for aspiring cartoonists, I’ll just go ahead and tackle this one. 

Computer: 

Literally any computer made in the last 5 years that somewhat exceeds the minimum requirements for your graphics app of choice. Photoshop runs really well on a Core2Duo Mac from 2009 (as this was my primary work machine until last week). Similarly, it should run well on a PC with the same specs. More power is certainly better, but more RAM is more important if you have to choose one. Photoshop CS5 runs well with 4gb of RAM, but it runs MUCH better with 8gb. An SSD drive will also drastically improve Photoshop performance. 

Tablet:

As for tablets, I’d start with an entry level Huion or Monoprice tablet. They work as well (often better) than comparably sized Wacom tablets and ofter cost 1/8th the price. I recommend the Huion H610 from personal experience. Amazon has them for $60. Read the reviews to make sure it’s right for you. 

If you want to just straight into the world of “monitors you can draw directly on” don’t bother saving up for a Wacom Cintiq (at least not for your first tablet monitor). Start with something MUCH More affordable, like a Yiynova MSP19U or the Monoprice 19” Tablet Monitor/Huion GT-190 (you can see my detailed review HERE). These models lack some of the features and polish of the Cintiqs, but the barrier to entry is significantly reduced due to the $400-$600 price tag vs. Wacom’s $2000+. Tablet monitor drawing it’s for everyone, so don’t break the bank before you figure out if you even like the experience of using a device like this. Stay away from Bosto Kingtee monitors. They seem to have prettier industrial design than Yiynova or Monoprice, but their customer service is notoriously horrendous. 

Software:

I mentioned Photoshop because that’s what I’ve always used, but conventional wisdom says don’t buy a $600 program when you’re just starting out. Start with Manga Studio. It’s often on sale for $50 and most professional comic artists seem to be switching from PS to MS these days due to it’s superior brush engine and litany of tools designed SPECIFICALLY for making comics. 

Hope that helps. 

HijiNKS ENSUE has updated! 
"There’s Got To Be A Morning After" 

HijiNKS ENSUE has updated! 

"There’s Got To Be A Morning After" 

itswalky:

ONE WEEK
I’LL BE HANGIN’ WITH JOEL WATSON AND EXPLOSM

And by “HANGIN’” he means a thing about dicks. Booth #1412 is BONERBROS CENTRAL.

itswalky:

ONE WEEK

I’LL BE HANGIN’ WITH JOEL WATSON AND EXPLOSM

And by “HANGIN’” he means a thing about dicks. Booth #1412 is BONERBROS CENTRAL.