October 22nd, 2014

Ask a Cartoonist: Inktober

by Countess Tea

If you’re a cartoonist or illustrator, you might have already heard about the Inktober Initiative, a challenge during which artists draw an ink drawing each day of the month.

Several King Features cartoonists took part this year, and a few more wanted to get in on the fun by sending along an ink drawing they’d done at a different time.

This ink and ink wash drawing was done on clayboard with a brush– I’ve always loved drawing on super smooth surfaces. Clayboard and ink are a great duo to work with.


 –Rina Piccolo, Tina’s Groove and Six Chix

I found about Inktober too late, but I’ve been busy inking up drawings for a magazine article about puberty!


–Alex Hallatt, Arctic Circle


–Mort Walker, Beetle Bailey

I did a bunch of them, still am doing more, you can see them on my tumblr.

–Mike Manley, Judge Parker

–Jonathan Mahood, Bleeker the Rechargeable Dog

Does ink and some color count? Here’s a takeoff on a BRAVE AND BOLD comic cover I did for a fan.

–Ron Ferdinand, Dennis the Menace


–Stephanie Piro, Six Chix

One of my #Inktober drawings – my take on Medusa (and an ode to the Halloween season!), drawn with fountain pen in my sketchbook. I LOVE drawing with pen on paper, there’s nothing like having fun with a juicy sketch full of lots of little detail and crosshatching!


–David Reddick, Intelligent Life

Did you take part in Inktober?  Let us know where we can see your drawings! 




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