April 25-27, 2014
May 23-25, 2014
Aug 29- Sep 1, 2014
When starting up Demon Aid I decided to go back to hand-inking my comic pages. It had been a while since I had done so, over a year at least. I was digitally inking all of my pages for both Red String and Riding Hood. It was just taking so very long to do it and was wearing me out. I admit that I was very satisfied with the results of the digital work, but it was starting to make me dread having to ink a comic page. I could take all day inking a single page. And when you have only three to four hours to work each night because of a baby (and then a second baby two years later) it's just not productive. You don't feel like you're getting anywhere.
Then I discovered a new tool that made me fall in love with traditional media again. It was the Zebra Brush Pen by Jet Pens. I was in love! Anyone who's used disposable brush pens knows that the pen tips usually fray and become useless after a short amount of use. These pens tips don't fray like others which is just amazing. And the lines! Oh, the lines! Such variation! And the deep dark color... they give me an overwhelming satisfaction like the taste of a delicious decadent chocolate. So, yes, I am happy to say that inking has become my favorite part of working on a comic page these days.
Gina will be appearing at the Animate! Miami convention in Miami, FL this weekend, January 17-19. Gina took a year off for the pregnancy of her second baby so this is her first one back to the convention scene. She will have lots of her books, prints, buttons, and other merchandise with her. Hope to see you there!
Thank you everyone for your support and getting us to our funding goal for Erstwhile Volume 2! Our appreciation and excitement knows no bounds! Personally, I am doing a happy dance right now! We can't wait to print this book!
For those of you who are not familiar with my other work, Erstwhile is an anthology series adapting the rarer Grimm's Fairy Tales into comic form. I collaborate with two other awesome female comic artists and we each take turns illustrating a story.