Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
Welcome! I am honored to be here!
Below you will find links to images relating to examples I will be showing during the presentation.
The following video provides a brief history of Lum and Abner as well as a look at my own background. Bookmark this page and give this video a view if interested.
Lum and Abner comic strip/audio script:
Lum and Abner digital layout (panels, lettering):
Lum and Abner 11×17″ paper copy for pencils:
My studio (former bedroom in our house), part traditional, part digital:
Lum and Abner penciled page; colored pencil with lines defined in black marker:
Lum and Abner printed to Bristol for inking:
Traditionally inked Lum and Abner:
Some inking tools:
Speedball Superblack India ink, Gillott 170 nib, #3 brush, Speedball B-6 nib, Pigma Micron pen, Hunt Globe nib, Hunt 102 nib.
You say you don’t have one of these custom-designed ink caddies? Hmmm…
Lum and Abner colored in Photoshop:
I mostly use a vintage CMYK palette adapted for Photoshop.
It’s based on the classic 25/50/100% formula below:
Obviously I’ve added some colors! 15%K for gray hair, 15%C for glasses, and other blends for various uses.
Above: Layers in Photoshop and adding color to Abner.
Below: Finished comic strip.
Below: Lum and Abner #523 in the August 26, 2021 issue of The Mena Star newspaper.
Audio for Lum and Abner #523:
Click below to listen!
Lum and Abner audio production tools:
Electrovoice RE520 microphone and Zoom H4nPro digital recorder.
Below: Editing audio in Adobe Audition.
Some voice actors record their lines using an iPhone.
During our anniversary celebration, we produced this strip crediting and picturing our many audio performers:
Why “Peter Pitchblende” above? You’ll find out in the video I posted at the top!
Pine Ridge characters:
Top: Lum Edwards, Evalena Schultz, Abner Peabody, Lizzabeth Peabody, Mrs. and Mr. McDaniel, Washington McDaniel.
Bottom: Cedric Weehunt, Mousey Gray (below), Aunt Charity Spears (above), Grandpappy Spears, Squire Skimp (below), Jimmy King (above).
Below is a link to a virtual exhibit featuring my work in cartooning, painting, illustration, and sculpture. You’ll also see samples from other artists.
This was an exhibit produced by Panola College, Carthage, Texas:
Thank you all!
I am honored to be a cartoonist!