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24 pages inked and ready for the scanner!

The Possum issue 5 original pages by Blair Kitchen

All the artwork for the interior pages of The Possum issue #5 is complete!  That’s 24 pages, pencilled and inked!  I should feel good about this, but there’s still lots of work to do before issue #5 is ready to go to the printers.  I’m half way through scanning all of these and I still need to put gray tones and dots on them, as well as finish the cover, letters pages, ads, and scan and tone 4 pages of Captain Smith and Broccoli Boy strips.  The goal is to finish by the end of May so that I can debut issue #5 at the San Diego Comicon, which I will be exhibiting at for the second year in a row.  Last year’s Comicon was a blast, and I’m hoping this years will be just as exciting.

Man, I’m looking forward to getting this comic finished and starting work on issue #6!!!  (all in due time…… all in due time).

By |2018-05-25T03:50:38+00:00March 14th, 2011|photos, The Possum|4 Comments


  1. Rob Wuest March 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Love the photo of all the pages lined up. I look forward to seeing your new issue at Comic-Con this July, Blair. Check out my new website http://www.monsters-among-us.com. I’m starting to post about my comic that I will be bringing to Comic-Con in the Small Press area. I look forward to selling with you and Mike in the SDCC Small Press, which will be my first time as a seller. Will you be bringing any of your original art? I would love to see it if you do bring some!

    Rob Wuest

  2. M Kitchen March 15, 2011 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Nice pictures!

  3. Javier March 15, 2011 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Okay, my first thought was: “What if Blair’s son suddenly rode his bike through the house, with mud on the tires?”. Of course, from what I know of Blair, he’d just pat the boy on the head, offer him a cookie, and skip back down to the studio and cheerfully whip out another 24 pages….

    I must say though, that it’s quite a site to see the 24 pages lined up like that. Interesting that together those will tell a story once the production is done. I just finished inking an 18 page story (still need to go through and finish various panels on each page….), then scan, tone and letter… It’s kinda neat how many of us are in production at the same time. I don’t feel so lonely slaving away at the drawing table.

  4. Blair Kitchen March 15, 2011 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Rob: I probably won’t have original pages with me, unless there are a few that I’m working on at that point. It’s an art, trying to pack suitcases full of comics, shirts, etc and trying to stay under the 50lbs that the airlines allow for baggage. I usually end up sacrificing socks and underwear so I can stay under….. comic pages would only add to the weight. Thanks for sharing your blog too. I’ll be checking it out.

    Mike: Thanks!

    Javier: Ha. I waited until the kids were out of the house before I took these pictures. I also made sure I checked the floor for spilled food.

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