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Just some sketches done on my trusty Galaxy Note phone before bed using the app Zen Brush for Android.  I love its simulation of real sumi ink, but it drives me nuts that there is little to no pressure support or other features that take advantage of the Wacom designed S-Pen.  What else do you expect from an iPhone/iPad app developer who took forever to produce an Android port?  Mark my words, with Samsung and Wacom working closer and the new Wacom Companion Windows 8 tablet….  Apples days of dominating graphic arts computing are numbered.

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Here is a look at my current workflow and situation!  When I create a strip using traditional media I now am favoring using the classic size paper for newspaper syndication, 11″x14″ paper.  I scan it in halves on my US Legal size HP all in one scanner at 300 dpi.  Then I use my favorite image editor GIMP (now in version 2.8 available FREE from http://www.gimp.org) to carefully put both scanned halves together before exporting the whole cartoon as a tiff file.  I then open up the tiff file and my comic strip template in Corel Painter X and do some editing and scaling to create a final product ready for publication.

What you see here on this blog are my 72 to 96 dpi JPEG exports.  These are the standard web sized images.  On my computer I keep the 300 dpi original TIFF, JPEG, PNG, PSD, RIFF, and XCF files depending upon the program used to edit them.