Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My Little Corner of the World

My good friend Peter H. Reynolds recently blogged about his favorite pen nib, which included a photo that inspired me to take a moment to document my work space. This is a wee corner of the messy room that my wife Loren and I share as our studio. I try to keep it reasonably neat. Right now I'm in the midst of planning out my next comic for ARGH!, which you can see here scattered about my drawing table.

I'll be doing final pencils tomorrow night and on my way to inking in no time (no worries, Félix!). It's gonna be a fun one, with fire monsters! Here is my favorite pen nib, the Subway Stub. I use it for almost everything, except for fine line work. It rolls on the page nice and smooth, with a varying weight.

And here's the assortment of other nibs I sometimes use (or have collected over time). The two compartments in the middle are all Subway Stubs. I've collected 50 or so.

Anyway, hope you liked this brief tour of the old studio.


Luc Cromheecke said...

I like it very much!

Honolulu Dogfight said...

i'm jealous of the ability with a pen. I can never make them dance right.

Bob Flynn said...

Well, I consider the fact that I use a nib as a bit of a crutch. Most comic artists can wield a brush...I've only gotten as far as a brush marker. I like the nib because it's easier for me to control, and offers just the right amount of line variation.

A lot of the stuff I do that looks brushy I accomplish in Flash. I really only hand ink my comics and large illustrations.

Mondgucker said...

Hi Bob,

very nice to give us a view on your working place and on your working materials. Show us more!