The cover to the 4th compilation of Robot Friday comic strips is FINALLY finished. This cover took a lot longer to complete than it really should have. One of the factors contributing to the length of time it took to complete is the fact that this was one of my first serious coloring jobs in Adobe Photoshop.
As many of you may know, I’ve been creating the comic in Adobe Illustrator up until this year when I switched over to coloring the strip in Adobe Photoshop (I still ink and letter in Illustrator). For the strip I do mainly flats, but for comic covers, prints and other special pieces I like to add more to the color than just flats. Because I have never seriously colored in Photoshop, until today, it took a little bit of playing around – which took a lot more time than it should have. But at any rate the cover, and book, is finished.
Book 4 will collect most of the strips from 2012, up to October. As all other collections it will contain artist commentary and some behind-the-scenes stuff. The book will be available on the site to order in print some shortly after Thanksgiving and a FREE digital version will be on the site shortly thereafter.