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|HOW THE STRIP IS MADE (PART TWO)|
The paper I use is B5 sized DELETER paper, 135kg KENT paper. It holds ink like nobody's business, and isn't fibery like other kinds of paper. Kent paper is the standard of comics in Japan, and it's cheap -- 40 pages of B5 for 300 yen (less than $3US). It also has all the standard rules in light blue, which is handy for drawing straight vertical and horizontal lines.
For pencilling, I split the paper up into 4 sections, each section is a panel in the strip. I then pencil the strip:
Nothing fancy about this. I didn't change a lot from the rough draft, because I was pretty happy with the layout and the joke didn't need much changing. When I'm finished pencilling, I go to the inking stage.
For inks, I generally use a maru-pen and standard black comic ink. For straight lines and sounds I use liner pens (Copic multi-liners). When I'm finished inking, I naturally erase all the lines in prep for scanning.
Large black spaces I fill in later in a graphics program. This is basically what the art looks like when I feed it into the scanner and assemble the panels vertically into the final shape of the strip. The squiggles at the top are me testing the nib before inking the pencil lines.