The Moles Mini-Comic
December 22, 2009 8:35 PM   Subscribe

The Moles Mini-Comic
An 8-panel story about moles, personal space, forgiveness, and earthworm sandwiches. Seldomfun wrote a cute little story and I illustrated it. We also made a pdf that you can download and print out on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, then cut and fold into a mini-book that fits nicely in your palm, or pocket, or wallet. And you can give it to someone special for the holidays if you're into that sort of thing. If you need instructions on how to cut it and fold it into a mini-book, check out my post on the subject.
posted by Uncle Glendinning (4 comments total)

Ok, cute. What fun. I spent a lot more time on your site than I expected to. Your making of videos are pretty cool.

I like how in the "I Hate Flossing One" it looks like you take some askme breaks.
posted by cjorgensen at 11:05 AM on December 23, 2009

How neat! Was this done in Illustrator? I love how you made the moles' bodies with one color, some great fur texture, and a gradient.
Sorry for such a specific comment, I've been holed up in my kitchen drawing my own comic for the last 10 hours.
posted by wet-raspberry at 6:10 PM on December 23, 2009

Thanks so much for your comments. Yes, you've caught me, cjorgensen! I do take ask.metafilter breaks while plugging away in Illustrator, though I never expected anyone to notice. And, yes, wet-raspberry, I use Illustrator, and I combine it with Photoshop. My method for this mini comic was to draw with pencil on paper, trace outlines in Illustrator, bring those into Photoshop, then do all the coloring/texture adding/etc there. I neglected to mention this in my post, but the fur texture was pulled from Mayang's Free Texture Library (Thanks, Mayang's!). Will you post your comic, wet-raspberry? I'd love to see it and I hope your work on it is going well.
posted by Uncle Glendinning at 12:27 PM on December 26, 2009

Yeah, I usually begin with a pencil sketch myself as well, definitely makes things a lot easier. I really thought this was done entirely in Illustrator, but I can see why you did the coloring/shading/texturing in Photoshop - it brings a bit more control than Illustrator.

I post my comic over at my website, together with a friend of mine. We started relatively recently, and we're still trying to get better at it. Not to mention once we registered the website, i realized wet raspberry would be such an awesome name for MeFi (been lurking around for ages). So it's a win-win situation.

I love Mayang! It's the only site I can find dozens of textures of simple things such as bricks, or grass, or something as crazy as bubbles.
posted by wet-raspberry at 2:21 PM on December 26, 2009

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