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Gabe / on Mon, Mar 3 2003 at 11:08 pm

I love me some CTS

I am heading out of town tomorrow but I wanted to make a quick update.

Today’s comic strip kicks off the CTS mini series that Tycho and I have been itching to do for a long time now. Over the ten or so years that Tycho and I have been friends we have created our fair share of comic book characters. I won’t go into the embarrassing details but just know that one of them was named Maximum and he was a mute…Jesus. Anyway, CTS is really special to me and when we decided that we were going to tell a long form CTS story I wanted to do something special with it.

I decided to draw and ink each page by hand rather than use the computer. I just felt like the look I was after would be easier to capture with more traditional methods. I am still adding in all the grey scale stuff and text in Photoshop but all the line work is good old pen and ink. It has been a long time since I worked this way and it’s a lot of fun. I just wrapped up the page that you guys will see Wednesday and I’m really proud of how this mini series is turning out. Each page is taking about eight hours to do and I am loving every minute of it. I am learning a lot and hopefully that will show in the work.

I hope you can indulge us for a few weeks while we get this out of our systems. I think Tycho has crafted quite a tale here and I’m really excited to be sharing it with you guys. Obviously if Microsoft buys Sega or IGN starts writing decent reviews we will interrupt the CTS storyline for a little PA fun. In the meantime though I really hope you enjoy what we’ve cooked up for you.

-Gabe out


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