Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Referencing yesterday for tomorrow


It's often useful for artists to have some reference, and Googling on the Internet is a great boon in quickly finding out what a certain prop looks like. However, sometimes it's good to reference things the old fashioned way in print. And what better way to research classic Beano characters than to dig out my old Beano comics? Good job I kept them, eh? There's mixed emotions of having the Beanos I had as a child beside me as I draw a strip for a Beano of the future, but I hope the young readers of today are as happy as I was back then. Who am I drawing? Well it's no one you can see in this photograph, but they do appear inside some of these issues. 

Anyway, enough blogging. Time I got back to work... 

5 comments:

jake nicholls said...

Ive still got a bombload of Beano/Dandy annuals in the loftspace, a few comics too - that tactile element cant be beaten & I does add something much more than the old google search.

Lew Stringer said...

Plus you don't have to recharge a pile of old comics like you do an iPad.

Justin Craigon said...

Wow that copy with peanut on the front must be pretty rare?

Justin Craigon said...

Wow that copy with peanut on the front must be pretty rare?

Lew Stringer said...

There probably aren't many about but that one is post-war so probably not that valuable.