The Power of Unread

The app used for this comic is fantastic and well worth the $5.99 I spent on it. Though this comic looks basic, the tools in this app allow an impressive and powerful amount of control that will show up in future comics.

After exploring multiple apps for the iPad Pro & Apple Pencil, Procreate is the current winner.

Hardware: iPad Pro with Apple Pencil
Software: Procreate
Time: In minutes during a two hour flight while sketching more than just this comic. Thanks to Mei for cleaning up some of the other sketches’ artifacts!
Fun fact: Airlines would be awesome if they offered adults-only flights.


Mario Kart License Lhore

Thank you to Danny Parks for letting me try out the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to make this comic. There were a few pros and cons here.

  • Pro: keyboard feels really good!
  • Con: no function key to immediately execute Undo.
  • Pro: relatively cheap.
  • Con: lower accuracy, less sensitivity
  • Conclusion: I could make do with this but would not like it. The MS Surface Pro is also highly dependent on software/settings to feel good to me as I draw, rather than the consistent feeling you get from a few simple, physical buttons around a Cintiq Companion. This device was most definitely unacceptable, and horrible, for drawing until I downloaded the Mischief trial (used for the above comic).