Issue Two, Page Five

August 6, 2018 in Issue Two
Issue Two, Page Five
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MattSchofield 6th Aug 2018, 6:13 PM
Here’s the guy everyone’s been waiting for! Steamroller Man is back – in his secret identity of Steve Rollerman, of course! With a special cameo appearance by internet meme sensation, Distracted Boyfriend! THIS PAGE HAS GOT IT ALL!!

This page names Steamroller Man’s home for the first time as Kurtzberg City. Legendary comic creator Jack Kirby’s real name was Jacob Kurtzberg. It also seemed a plausible name for a city as you occasionally see city names ending in “burg” or “berg”. Jack Kirby’s work, and his philosophy towards his work, are a huge influence on me as I create this comic, and so this was my way of making some small tribute to him.

I purchased some new brushes for Clip Studio Paint while working on this page, and started to experiment. I’m really liking using an ink wash effect on the backgrounds. It’s quicker than doing zip-a-tones or crosshatching, and to me, it gives the art a look somewhat akin to 2D cel animation. Let me know what you think in the comments section!


Saeriellyn 9th Feb 2020, 3:17 AM
I noticed distracted boyfriend immediately. Fantastic.

Where are you getting your brushes? That is a really nice inkwash. Frenden has a great brushpack for CS and I always get swept up in "ooh, pretty brushes" but then I don't use half of them.
MattSchofield 9th Feb 2020, 8:07 PM
Great question! I do actually have the Frenden brush pack for Clip Studio, and like you, have found that there are kind of more than I would ever need! But the inkwash effect is indeed done with the Frenden brush called "Woolworth Wash" - it's one of my favorite from the pack, and probably the one I use most often for this comic!
mightguy15 9th Mar 2020, 10:39 PM
How the hell is that guy still in a relationship?? He's even checking out Steve Rollerman while his GF is right there, lol.
Mrremoraman 17th Mar 2020, 7:54 AM
I guess Distracted boyfriend has a thing for people with cylindrical heads..
skowog 16th Nov 2020, 10:44 PM
The wash effect is nice! What brushes?