Eric Kim is a user on mastodon.social. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse. If you don't, you can sign up here.

Eric Kim @Inkskratch@mastodon.social

An illustration by me andcolored by the amazing Marissa Louise! (@marissadraws on twitter)

https ://mastodon.social/media/BQDP7hi8deGtg8Y85AA

my from Instagram! thought I'd crosspost here and share. here's to more art and comics in 2018!

mastodon.social/media/mU6x3OCF

Eric Kim boosted

Okay, continuing to research newsletter programs. Now looking at Tiny Letter vs. MailChimp. Seems like Tiny Letter lets you develop a pretty big list (5000) without paying, compared to MailChimp's 2000 limit. But Tiny Letter has fewer features (which doesn't seem so debilitating?).

Anyone have experience with these two services? Any opinions would be welcome!

The amazing @TedNaifeh (Courtney Crumrin, Gloomcookie, Polly & The Pirates) is doing a Kickstarter for his latest work, Heroines! I'd urge you to support it. Ted's work is always a joy to read!

kickstarter.com/projects/evild

Eric Kim boosted

One of my favourite things about making comics is onomatopoeia. It's everyone's favourite. Just sitting there, making sound effects, wondering if you've got it right.

Sniffling: snorfle
Coughing: koff koff echhk
Meowing: Mew nyaoow riaaaow

Just the aesthetics of the word. "Do I add a 'y'? Doesn't look right. An 'I'?" Does it look right? Does this handwriting feel weird, too loose? Too tight?

A lot of mental hurdles to make a reader feel a sneeze, rather than if it's accurate.

Eric Kim boosted

Hey, y'all! Check out the MECH CADET YU comic book trailer! youtube.com/watch?v=EQdTpnw0n5

Just saw on twitter that today is the deadline for CAKE Chicago (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo). Application is here: cakechicago.com/8085/the-cake-

Good luck!

Eric Kim boosted

Thoughts Show more

The other night, while staring at a friend's thumbnails, I finally appreciated the brilliance of them. How much time they can save.

I dismissed thumbs bc I thought they were for panel compositions only. But when you do your perspective in thumbs too...oh man. Game changer.

So now pages are a lot less agonizing. Next level: spotting shadows in thumbs, making life twice as easy for spotting blacks.

Sometimes these epiphanies make me feel slow, but...well, the pace is the pace.

Jeff McComsey is making these thumbnail sketchbooks for cartoonists, so just giving that a boost here:

twitter.com/Jeff_Mccomsey/stat

The reading list like grows bigger and bigger. Dialogue (2016). This is by Robert McKee, who also wrote Story. Picked it up a few days ago while Xmas shopping, of course! Anyways, very curious to read about his insights.

mastodon.social/media/NjQapPhs

Hey all! I thought I'd crosslink this here. It's a doujin bookstand template, via @ikkyu019: togetter.com/li/1176135

So the idea is to just print it out, use the template to cut out the pieces in foamcore or your fav building material, and then you've got a light, collapsable bookstand for conventinos. Prep for 2018, folks!

(sorry...also thought to add hashtags. Sorry all!)

(Just thought I'd make an art post)

US Politics and Why I Care Show more

The great @ruckawriter is here now, so you should go give him a follow, folks!