Two Billion Years Ago

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This comic was completely created on a computer using my new Wacom tablet. No physical art exists (if you don't count the original idea sketch). The tablet is basically like a mouse, but in the form of a pen and pad. It seems like it would be more natural than using a mouse, but I've trained my brain to match using a mouse with looking at the screen, while using a pen with the screen is still pretty awkward. Try writing without looking at what you're writing and you'll get the sensation. So that's why I chose an easy drawing for the first time out. Plus, I'm still pretty awkward with Adobe Illustrator as well. So this "simple" cartoon took several hours. Remind me again how computers are making my life easier...

That said, in the long run, the tablet (with practice) should make many aspects of cartoon creation go more quickly. We'll see...