– These left hand drawings aren’t canon. Comic Jake doesn’t draw a Modest Medusa comic. I actually considered that at one point! I think this is probably the last left hand comic. My arm is doing pretty well. I’m not fully healed and according to my physical therapist I won’t be for a few months (!), but they’re encouraging me to work as normal as much as I can. This weekend I’ve been able to work for a few hours at a time without much pain so I think I’ll be returning to regular Modest medusa strips this week!
– If you live in Portland come see me at the Better Together Art Market next Saturday (August 20th) from 10-6pm! I’ll be selling original art, stickers and other odds and ends Medusa stuff.
– Hi everyone. I’d like to mention that you can support my work on Patreon or Ko-fi (or by ordering stuff from my store). I’m sure you won’t be surprised to find that I don’t make much. Since the pandemic money has been especially tight, and I’ve had to spend more and more time on freelance work and commissions to pay the bills. Which means less time making comics and art for you all to enjoy. Recently things have improved a little due to several very generous readers, but I could still use your support. If you can spare a small monthly contribution through Patreon or a tip through Ko-fi I’d really appreciate. Your support directly help finance both my comics work and pay my living expenses!
I just want to say that reading this comic is one of the bright points of my day. I continue to wrestle with only reading on Friday so I can read multiple comics at once, or getting a little chuckle multiple times a week. Thanks for what you do, even with a busted wing. Though, I find that drawing left handed isn’t that tough, but, I am left handed so there is that. Honestly though, drawing with your opposite hand is an excellent exercise in focus and observation and will improve your overall skill-I have my students do it all the time! Thanks again!
I assumed that these were drawn on paper, but the drawing in the corner and on the desk are identical save for a slant edit thing. Also the Modest doing the comic thing sounds like an interesting development, but maybe you should focus in letting your arm heal, just sayin’.
I drew these on paper, but I cut and pasted the drawing when i imported it into Clip studio to letter.
Ha, ha, ha. Go ahead, draw an entire comic like that. It’ll serve as a reminder of this time; “Oh, yes, that was when he broke his arm”.
I would love the see some comic strips done “Medusa style”. Maybe you can do one (or two) sometime? (How would Modest write the comics if she were in charge?)
By the way, I loved your left hand drawings just as much as your regular comic strips 😊
I MAY do a few of these before I get back to normal strips. We’ll see.
I’m no graphic artist, but I was pushed into a design role for a few years, and got by pretty well. One client, a pediatric clinic, wanted their name done in crayon to look like child art, and me with no children. Art that looks unskilled was easy. Simulating the child art look… really hard! The client liked my results, but I doubt I fooled anyone.
(Yes, I did try the opposite hand tactic. It fell short.)
Yeah, it is hard!