The new update schedule seem to be working, as I saw a (admittedly small) spike in traffic, so it seems to be working.  Thanks to all the new readers (I know you’re out there ;)) for stopping by.

Anyway on the next bit of help I’ve come across in the past few months. This is probably the first book on drawing I’ve actually bought in probably a decade.  I actually went to the local book store to see if I could find ‘How to Draw the Marvel Way‘ (which was written by Stan Lee) but instead came across ‘Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics‘. From what I gather this is pretty much the same thing, but published by Dynamite Entertainment instead of Marvel, and actually has lots of more modern methods then the one published decades ago.

One of the most best things I came across in this book is about backgrounds and Google Sketchup. Google Sketchup is an easy to use 3D program that is used for creating background, specifically recurring backgrounds.  It’s really easy to use, and I’ve already started on creating backdrops for various locations I use in the strip. Check out the program; its completely free to use and there are lots of tutorials online. I’ll maybe post some pics of the finished backdrops in the future.