Zipatone is for hacks.
I found one place in Cali, but I'd like to know multiple sites in case this one stops selling it. You never know.
And no, I don't want to do it on computer. I'll do it dot by dot with a micron pen if I have to, cause I want it ON the page.
EDIT: Not that it's very possible since zip is barely mad anymore as it is, but I'm also looking for WHITE tones.
Last edited by Donal DeLay; 09-27-2008 at 09:53 PM.
Zipatone is for hacks.
Yeah, it does, but kinda badly for my tastes.
you get a kinda compu-dot, if you know what I mean. Pixel-like if it's too big, or glumpy if it's too small if you have to adjust it to the size you want in your computer first. Plus, there's the annoying bit of trying to draw onto the cut/pasted part and having your pens bleed into the paper. Then the everlooming shadow edge when it's copied.
i understand your interest in creating everything on the page, but i just don't think it's feasible. i mean, you could find them on some random japanese art store website, but doesn't that seem like such a hassle? we've gotten to the point where there are certain things you can only do on computers including, oddly enough, things so old that they've become so outdated that you can only do them on computers. i think that you should consider using computer tools if it is a look you want for your book. comics are about the finished, printed (or online) product, not the original art used to make that product. i understand where you're coming from, but i think you're holding yourself back unnecessarily if these are really things you want to do.
Someday I'll work digital. I'd love to get a Cintiq. But for what i'm doing, it's necessary that it's done on the page because in some cases it's PART of the art and story and not just used for shading purposes. Ever see Craig Thompson's Habibi pages? He could easilly do the fancy graphics and weave designs in photoshop, but i's part of the art and necessary to be on the page. I really can't explain why, but once you see some pages you'll probably understand.
plus ... at 2.20 for a 6x7 sheet, it's cheaper than buying photoshop.
Wish I could get it, because I'd love to tone out a story like Enrico Casarosa's Haiku 575 online comic. If I was doing it in large sections per page like that it'd most definitely be more cost effective to go digital.