Inking, Lettering, Editing, and Color


Inking

“The original line art is created entirely by hand – India ink on Bristol board – at somewhere between 150% to 250% scale of the printed page. Corrections are made with white gouache and occasional paste-ons using one-ply drawing paper.” 

                                                                                    —Daniel Clowes, 2015

Transparency sketch for Mister Wonderful
Ca. 2007-2008

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Lettering

Title lettering for Death-Ray
Ca. 2007-2008

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Titile lettering for Mister Wonderful
Ca. 2007-2008

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Editing

“I hang my pages up when I’m done and look at them for a month or two; I spend every morning and every night before I go to bed looking at all the mistakes. I have a big list on my drawing board where I write down every little thing I want to change or redraw. When I’m done with the whole issue I go back and make all those corrections, which takes a couple of weeks, but it adds so much to the finished product.” (Sullivan 2003, 173)

Mr W. TO-DO LIST
Ca. 2007-2008

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List of corrections for Mister Wonderful

Ca. 2007-2008
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Color

A page from color application process
2016

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A page from color application process
2016

Courtesy of Daniel Clowes. Copyright by Daniel Clowes. No reproduction permitted.

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The i-Pad in the foreground displayed images explaining the color application process.