name is Jason Pultz. I live in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
I've been making Comic Strip since September 2001.
I started making comics because I love making people laugh. Being
funny isn't always easy but what keeps me going is the emails I get from readers that
say my comics have made them laugh out loud. I'm not curing
cancer here or anything but hopefully I can make people smile a bit.
I'm not making comics, I'm rocking out. I play drums
and guitar. My last band was a surf-rock band called The
Pauls. I'm currently looking for a female singer for my
my life, I've done everything between working at Kinko's to
making music for adult films. Some of my favourite jobs: Being a nationally syndicated cartoonist, (this comic!)
making animated educational websites for kids, editing/compositing
stop motion animated TV commercials and making visual effects
for computer games.
I also like doing spot illustrations. For my artwork portfolio
you can check out my personal site JasonPultz.com I am available for hire.
I'm trying to subsidize my comic making with my new store site, mediocredesign.com.
You can find all my Comic Strip merchandise there aswell as
a few personal designs. Support Comic Strip by buying something
fun from the shop! (and no... it isn't really mediocre..
that's just a funny name.)
start by drawing the characters by hand with mechanical pencils
or col-erase blue pencils.
I ink the drawings using regular tracing paper and black pilot ink pens. the artwork is scanned in at 600dpi as a black and white bitmap file. (I use a pc and I have a pretty
cheap scanner.) I then use Adobe Streamline 4.0 to convert my
drawing into a vector image. I save my image as an .AI file then
import it into Illustrator 9.
In Illustrator, I can color the character how I'd like and add
it to my library of characters. Now I can copy and paste the characters into the panels.
Then I open the AI file in Photoshop and export it as a gif and post it online. I use Matthew Carter's Verdana bold for all my speech bubble text and Jonas Petersson's ROTORkeffbold
for my title. I've written a bit about this process on the messageboard.