Well, here’s final proof of my complete incompetence. I felt inspired to create a comic today making use of different visual ideas I’ve swiped from other sources — the flexible 12-panel grid structure of Watchmen, the ink washes that enliven the opening pages of most episodes of Golgo-13, the decompressed character dialogue of Seth’s Wimbledon Green. And even though the paper I was using was much too small to allow for any sort of decent detail, I was still fairly happy with the way the inked art came out.
If only I’d bothered to check to see if the ink was waterproof.
That big ol’ blob in the opening panel started life as a marionberry, but the ink wash made sure that all the interior detail faded to an indeciperable mess. And the water bled into the second panel, so I had to make the most of it despite the fact that it makes ToastyFrog look like he’s wearing a fuzzy sweatshirt. Oh well, maybe next time.