This comic is based on some YouTube binge watching of people flying para motors. Specifically, I watched a video where a guy set up his para motor in about 12 minutes and was in the air shortly thereafter. Watching these videos got me interested in the sport. So, had I $18,000 lying around I would definitely be doing that. Although, I’d probably not start off the way Ace does in the comic. I would probably be a bit more deliberate. DIY doesn’t come to mind when you are putting your life in the mercy of weather, a para-glider, and a over-sized turbine fan. I would definitely seek out some training.
I upgraded my software to the subscription-based Sketchbook Pro. I’ve got two versions that I am working with: The windows 10 version and the desktop version. I’ll post my comparison of the two versions in a subsequent blog post, but I’m getting closer to choosing the right version that works for me. I’m about 90% decided at this point. If you are looking for some great software, I highly recommend Sketchbbook. Other artists have used various Adobe products as well as Manga Studio (which recently re-branded to another title). I have no experience with Manga Studio, but have used various Adobe products (Flash, Photoshop, the deprecated Fireworks, and Illustrator). Those are also great programs, but you certainly pay for it in multiple ways. I’ll probably speak to that as well in my technical-focused post.
In Other News
It’s been a good amount of time since I last posted a comic. I’d say that I would do better in the future, but that is a lie. I’m doing what I can, when I can. However, I try my best to get my comics out on social media outlets, so you don’t have to go through the leg work of checking my site everyday. Besides, let’s face it, that’s the way it should be anyway. Comics should come to you, rather than you going to it.
As always, thanks for reading my comic strips! Hopefully someone in the internet ether enjoys this. I know I enjoy making these (when I can).