February 16th, 2011

Today's strip

by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman

Jerry writes the vast majority of Zits strips, but now and then I get a hot hand and send him some ideas he likes. Today’s strip came from a session at Half Moon, my favorite of the four local coffee shops where I hang out with my sketchbook.

Today's Strip-- Rough

Even my best ideas usually benefit from Jerry’s rewrites, but this one he returned to me untouched.

You have no idea how hard it was for me not to screw this one up in the inking. Typically I’d Google Image Search snowblowers and try to capture all the nuances of how the snow sprays. Can’t tell you how many ideas I’ve ruined in my life by overdrawing them. This time I gave my brain a shot of Novocaine and let my hand keep it simple. Even at that, I like the rough better.

 

Today's Strip-- Inked

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