Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen – Soft

I got the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen – Soft (black body) in the mail the other day. I didn’t know that the black body was the soft variant – I thought it was the hard one. It turns out that the hard one is still coming in the mail. So I’ll probably post some more thoughts once I get that one.

If you don’t already know, one of the biggest problems I’ve been having is with the line thickness variance. All my lines up to and including comic strip 15 (where I am in my buffer right now) were done with Micron pens. Sometimes I would outline the characters, or try a little bit to vary the line thickness. All in all, though, it was pretty bad.

I didn’t like the Micron or Copic brush pens – they were way too soft and I would always end up making lines that were way too thick. I only had to play with them a little bit to know they’re not for me.

This Tombow brush pen is a lot harder. So I think I’m going to find it a lot easier to get the effect I’m looking for. I’m worried that it’ll suffer too much when I erase the pencils. We’ll see.


SPOILERS: The Flash S02E01

SPOILERS! Don’t read this unless you want to!

I recently watched the first episode of season two of The Flash. The one where Barry Allen finally frees his father – Henry Allen – from prison. The very thing that Barry has so long worked for has finally happened. So what happens? Henry gives some lame excuse about holding Barry back, and leaves. WHAT THE SCHNITZEL !?! They want to be together for so long, and the writers of this show have him leave?

This is one of the stupidest moments in my TV watching history. (Well, in shows that I like. There’s a ton of stupid stuff out there, but I don’t watch it.) The excuse that Henry uses is the LAMEST I’ve ever heard. Somehow Henry will hold him back, but the others won’t? How is that even possible? It just doesn’t make sense!

I get it. The producers don’t want another regular on the show. They need to get rid of him somehow. But they have to be able to think of something better than this! COME ON, PEOPLE!

Finally Going LIVE This Week!

I’ve been working on this comic strip since about May, and it’s great to be able to finally reveal Max and Maury to the world. I really wanted to create a big buffer (maybe around 15-20 strips) before I hit publish, but my strips are just getting too out of date. They’re pretty time-sensitive, so I decided to put them out now. (I only have a buffer of 13 at the moment.)

When I first started, I was quite the procrastinator, and it took me a while to create the first strips. Now, however, I’m getting one done per week, which is exactly where I want to be.

So this week I’m revealing the first three strips, and after this week I’ll be putting them out every Wednesday.