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Why hallo thar!
by cmauritson

I would like to say hello to everyone. I wanted to introduce myself and probably talk a little about my coloring process.

My name is Chelsea and I was invited to do the coloring for future EWMIC comics, by my brother and I’d like to say I’m absolutely loving it! I work with Copic sketch markers which are alcohol based ink markers made in Japan that are all kinds of awesome. I receive the inks from my brother who free-hands them with Sakura Micron pens and I print them out on Copic Paper. It’s a very nice thick non bleeding paper that holds all the inks very well. We talk a little about what we’re both expecting from each page until I have a rough idea of what we’re looking for. After that I choose colors and each page takes anywhere between one and four hours coloring the page, depending on its complexity. Afterwards I take a picture with my high res camera (If there’s a good way to scan copics I haven’t found it yet) and email it to him and he edits the image and posts it online. 

I hope you're enjoying the color!

C.Mauritson

Stuff and Things
by krejall

So, to combat the inexorable pull of hiatus, I have set up my comic to update on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, regardless of how often I upload them. So now I will start to have a buffer. Look for updates on M/W/F!

Inspiration
by krejall

Plagiarism. It seems to be a central part of human nature. In order to avoid doing it myself, I will list here my four favorite comics. I drew much of my art style from imitating these fine ladies and gentlemen, so it stands to reason I may have lifted more than I realized. If so, I am truly sorry about that. I didn't do it on purpose.

Kate Beaton - Absolutely everything about her work is excellent. Look for it on her website!

John Campbell - A keen sense of the absurd and awesome dialogue can be found in Pictures for Sad Children

Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya - Are a single composite person for the purposes of this list. Johnny Wander has exquisite linework that I would aspire to if my hands didn't shake so much.

Christopher Hastings - Sense of humor. Nobody doesn't love Doctor McNinja!

Thanks for being there for me to emulate, guys and gals!

And lizard people. I got my eye on you, Beaton.

I have them, these plans
by krejall

So eventually I would sure like it if I could make a photo submission thingy on here to let people upload their finds. Unfortunately, that involves a whole lot of scripting, networking, and other such know-how, which I simply do not possess. I would be happy to find someone who is learning PHP and whatnot to help me out! I would pay such a person with money from my wallet, though I cannot compete with what you'd probably make working on a more popular website. I want the reader participation part of this comic to be as easy as possible. For now, I will resort to the more archaic option of having you email me your finds.

ewmic.comics@gmail.com

is the address I would suggest using!

Also, as of Saturday, January 7, 2012 , there will be treasure out there to be found! It's somewhere in Renton, WA! Oooh! I hope somebody finds it!

If this catches on, I will see about coming up with some prizes. I think the idea holds water on its own, but a little incentive can't hurt things.

 

Oakay, sleep well all you guys, gals, and Lizard people.

Oah Halloa Thar
by krejall

I have started making this webcomic as a sort of experiment. The experiment is to see if anyone likes it. I'm nervous! Be kind to me!

I will have some new, hoapfully cleaner strips up soon. They will explain at length what is going on here. Check back soon for more! They are relatively easy to draw, so I probably won't get bored and stop making them.

Oakay bye nau.