Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Short Bus

The Short Bus is a comic strip I made a couple of years ago. Back at Eastern Illinois U., I had roughly 40 comics published in the Daily Eastern News. So after college I stopped drawing and just worked at crappy graphic design jobs and at bars slingin cocktails. Finally I got motivated from watching Ren & Stimpy to start drawing again and busted out a bunch of these comic strips. One of them got published in a little newspaper called the Chicago Commuter. I also began colorizing these frames in photoshop and creating the word bubbles and text in illustrator. I was amazed at the smooth color of the airbrush tool at the time, but I look back now and think it looks like crap. Everything is too shiny and blurry. I just recently started expiramenting with all the crazy brushes and textures that photoshop has to offer and the results are much more interesting than straight airbrush.


Baron said...

All of these comics are so great! I love them!

Chrissie A said...

Very funny, and nicely drawn!

Anonymous said...

hey ryan!