I've recently started doing some screenprinting of my own and I think I've fallen in love. Could you point me in the direction of a good place to buy supplies online? I've searched things like dickblick and jerrysartarama but the selection is poor at best.
Thanks in advance!
Hey Ryan, That’s great! Welcome to the club. We did create a couple handouts we use at lectures & workshops that should answer some of your questions. You can download the PDFs below.
So, after inking an area 8x12" you scan it and digitally fit it into a 6x9" template? I'm new to this comic stuff, so count yourself unlucky to have responded to me the first time, ha ha ha... Another question! Do you instinctively know how to compensate for shrinkage in the line-art and word bubbles? Or is it trial-and-error by testing the shrinkage in Photoshop? Thanks!
Yup! I scan it and shrink it proportionally to fit my template. And it was a trial and error exorcise to know how big to make the word balloons to fit the dialogue I add in photoshop. It’s not always perfect. I often resize the font to fit…but I don’t find those slight differences distracting. I find them charming.
To avoid those trials you could hand-letter your pages or add your word balloons digitally (making them in photoshop or illustrator and adding to them to your page file). That way there’s always a perfect fit.
Do you know where I can get graphic novel templates? xD
It really depends on where you’re going to print your book when it’s finished. Different Print On Demand services have their own templates. I use Kablam. They offer several sizes and all the templates to match those sizes.
Love your 200 portraits project. Any plans on collecting them into a book of sorts?
Thanks! I do plan on collecting them into some sort of zine. The question I’m pondering is do I separate them by genre, by decade, etc…or not. Do I collect all the 80s portraits separately? The horror (which I’ll have more of)? The more current? I don’t know. Or maybe the zine has sections? Definitely something to think about. Thanks for asking!