“Canada Comic Arts”
Date: 11.15 – 12.02
We are proud to present “Canada Comics Arts” curated by TCAF of Canada.
In trying to give us a chance to glimpse the presently expanding exciting comics and arts scene in Canada, TCAF has selected and brought over original artworks by amazing artists, Maurice Vellekoop and Love Love Hill, and also books by Canadian artists of their choice.
The TCAF crew, artists, and publishers will be in store on November 18th from 19:00 to discuss what’s going on now in the Canadian comics/art/publishing scene. Don’t miss out on this rare chance!
English version / Japanese version
Many many many thanks to TCAF for this amazing opportunity! LLH’s first art exhibit ever, and in Japan…! Can you spot all the Canadian references in our images? We created these illustrations especially for this event :)
Risograph red/yellow ink, 11”x17” printed in Toronto by the very talented JP King / Paperpusher!
Anonymous asked: Have you guys tried using Createspace to print your comics?
No, we haven’t. Has anyone of our followers tried?
We try to encourage people to take matter into their own hands and learn how to put together their own book so they don’t have to rely on Print On Demand companies like the one you mentioned.
Guide to risograph printing
EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT RISOGRAPHY, & MORE!
Extremely informative guide by paper pusher (also on tumblr), who printed Knight Life for us in Toronto :)
Anonymous asked: I have read your walkthrough at how to make comics, the extension one. I want to ask you which quality of images is better, bitmap or grayscale (I can't make any difference)? Usually, some websites can't show the preview of psd files unless you submit their jpg previews. So, should I save the bitmap psd into bmp or jpg?
Kim: Hi there, I’m not really sure I understand your question, but I will try to reply to it anyways.
First off, I’m going to assume you’re referring to print quality, because that’s usually what we write about. Between what’s better to use, B/W bitmap or greyscale, it all depends on the artwork you’re trying to scan in. The overall sharpness of your image is actually more determined by the DPI (dots-per-inch, or sometimes it’s referred to as PPI points-per-inch), and so the higher the DPI you have, the more “quality” there is because there is more data ‘per-inch’. So before you even start, please make sure the DPI setting on your scanner is set anywhere from 300 to 1200 DPI (here at Love Love Hill we usually use 600DPI). The rule of thumb is that higher is better, so just use what your computer can handle.
From there you can choose between scanning in B/W Bitmap, or greyscale. If your artwork has a lot of grey in it, like ink washes or pencil shading, use greyscale to preserve the toning. If you have a high enough DPI you can reprint it as is and the image quality should be good. If your artwork is strictly just black on white, and you won’t be needing grey tones, then set it to scan at B/W Bitmap. Using this setting results in both a smaller file size taking up less room on your computer, as well as a crisper black and white line, because that’s exactly what it is — only black and white. No subtle greys fuzzing up the edges of your linework when you reprint it.
The difference between B/W Bitmap and Greyscale printed files can be very subtle, but still detectable to a trained eye. If you’re using higher and higher DPI counts, the visible difference between the two prints decreases, but then on your computer, the greyscale file will be huge and harder to edit, and the B/W bitmap file will seem much smaller.
Now onto the second part of your question— I’m not really sure what you meant by a “preview of a psd file” but I guess what you mean is that you can’t view PSDs on websites in your browser? Our tutorials are really meant more for print, so it doesn’t exactly apply to web/browser use. If you are trying to scan your artwork for web use, you’ll have to save it as a JPG or something else that most browsers can view, like a GIF or a PNG. In this case, for just web use, DPI and Bitmap are not really applicable. You only need to worry about the pixel size of your image. If you are resizing from a larger scan, it’s actually best to do it in Greyscale or RGB colour, because B/W Bitmap looks kind of gross and pixelly at smaller pixel sizes.
I hope that makes sense and answers what you were asking. If it’s still not right please feel free to send your question again! Also, if you guys want us to further explain things like different types of files (JPG/GIF/PNG/BMP), or scanning techniques, or optimizing files for web browsers, please let us know and in a comment or in our Askbox and we’ll try to make some new tutorials! :D
Anonymous asked: Hey there! I remember seeing you guys saying a while ack that you wouldn't attend animethon because of the sucky ticket system in the artist alley but i just gOT BACK FROM ANIMETHON AND THEY DON'T DO THE TICKET THING ANYMORE!!! * u *
Koyar: Yes, I know they don’t have the ticket system in place anymore. The main reason we do not attend is because none of us actually live in Edmonton. I am the closest, in Vancouver, Kim is in Montreal, Dirchansky is in Toronto. It is costly to fly all of us in…