Tuesday, June 28, 2011

4AFTER5 Jam Comics

I've mentioned 4AFTER5 in previous posts, but for the uninitiated we’re a group of four local graphic designers who “pursue our passion for illustration after hours”. Typically we get together monthly-ish to talk shop, nerd out and draw a jam comic or two.

What is a jam comic? It’s the creative process where a group of artists work together to create one complete comic strip. Sometimes a comic will begin with a random panel, which is then passed along to the next artist to expand upon…and so on, until the circle is complete. Other times, we’ll each put our own spin on a random topic and combine them into one strip after the fact.

Over time, the stack of completed comics grew. We thought it would be a great idea to put them in comic book form to make available at our show opening in November 2010...so we did just that.

If you want to see some of our handiwork, you can check out a selection of the comics on fellow 4AFTER5-er Brad Campbell’s blog.

It’s always a blast drawing with these fellas and getting down on some comic makin’...I don’t break out the pencil and paper as much as I should these days, so working like this helps keep me sharp! We enjoyed creating these comics and we hope that you enjoy reading them, too.

A jam comic by Brad Campbell, Jeff Welborn, Travis Eck
and myself. Click above for larger version!

3 comments:

  1. I dig that coloring, who did that?

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  2. Brad, I owe it all to you and your previous blog posts on this one!

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