BFD Stupid Loop page 2 process:
1 and 2 - Scotty Gillmer’s script.
3 - Carl Thompson’s pencils, shown darker here for clarity. Note: I skipped the thumbnail step for this page, a bad habit that I will never recommend. In my defense, Scotty’s scripts tend to compose imagery very clearly. Still no excuse, but Scotty certainly paints a detailed composition with his words.
4 and 5 - For this story we wanted to emulate Kelly’s journal entries by using a technical pencil for the letters. Since using a tech pencil over my initial pencils wouldn’t work, I separated and bluelined the initial letters in Photoshop. I then printed the bluelines out, lettered over them with a tech pencil, and scanned them back in to convert them to black and white in Photoshop.
6 - Finished inks, adjusted to black and white in Photoshop.
7 - Finished inks with letters, which were finally pasted back onto the page in Photoshop.
Big Fucking Deal Chapter 2: Stupid Loop featuring Kelly Warren
This is the second installment of BFD with writer Scotty Gillmer, depicted in its entirety! Scotty and I hope to have the first full book of the two-book series released by late next year. In the meantime, Chapter 1 is available for purchase at our online store, link below.
My super cool girlfriend and I made jam comics
Pencils for the first two pages of Big Fucking Deal Chapter 2: Stupid Loop.
Interview at MoCCA! I talk a lot, and Scotty and Leigh are the best.