Creative License

Get important stuff tattooed on your body…

by ncwinters on January 18, 2009

…that or like, you know, remember stuff.

Creative License #3 was a fun direction. This is where I want to keep this comic strip headed- in a creative, design oriented silly direction. I try to keep all my comic strips very separate so none of them step on the toes of any other comic, both artistically or content-wise. I say ‘all’ instead of ‘both’ because a new comic strip is on its way, scheduled to debut next week (or so). Stay tuned for more of that. It’s a bit unfortunate that doesn’t seem to have the readership of as I had fun designing the look of Creative License. Don’t get me wrong, Freelance Freedom has its own fun unique look, but CL has a simpler more pleasant color scheme, or at least that was my goal. Idaknow, I always like the stuff no one else seems to like. I always had the image in my head that the character in CL would end up covered in the lamest tattoos ever by the end of the strip, but I didn’t want to draw them in every week. Becasue I am lazy. Enjoy.


Creative License #3

Pantone glasses come in three sizes…

by ncwinters on January 8, 2009

…small, medium and no-freaking-way.

Creative License #2 was a fun trip into make-believe land. I say ‘trip’ but the truth is I’ve got a summer home there. Let’s just say I’m a regular and my passport is up-to-date. I did this comic like so many while at my contract job, out on the quad being a loner at lunch. I use the lunch break to of course…work some more. I’m not quite sure exactly how to not always be working, but I’m working on it. Anyhoo, since the job is a production gig, I’m surrounded by other designers and I think that day I was noodling around with Pantone swatches to get a color I wanted. I actually don’t use a Pantone book as often as I should, mainly right before I’m finishing a job and need all my colors in Illustrator to jive on the final print, t-shirt or whatever. Enjoy.

Creative License #2