Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio: Tone Deaf Comics
|This post has been submitted by Webcomics.com member John Bogenschutz, creator of Tone Deaf Comics.|
Hi, my name is John Bogenschutz and I draw Tone Deaf Comics- a comic for, and about, anyone that has ever been in band.
I release the comic 3 times a week (MWF) and do everything by myself from my basement. I have an area for my desk and computer, but my favorite room (and my wife’s, as well) is my merchandise room for all of the posters, books, and shirts that I sell on my store site.
I built a standing desk out of different parts that I bought at IKEA. It is the perfect height for me (I’m 5’11”) and I’ve used it for almost three years now and absolutely love it. I can’t see myself going back to a regular sitting desk. Standing and drawing has really freed up my arm movement and has helped get rid of some bad habits while drawing.
My computer is a 27″ iMac (3.4 GHz Intel Core i7, 32 GB Ram, 2 GB Graphic Processor, 768 GB SSD). I use a medium Wacom Intuos tablet to draw into Manga Studio 5. I use Photoshop to create posters and shirts.
To write the comics I use Evernote. I notate all of my ideas into Evernote, and then flesh them out into scripts in there as well.