Monday, May 2, 2011
I dropped into an art supply store in Santa Cruz last week and discovered these "comic strip boards" retailing at $8.50 (plus tax). They don't work out economically only having 14 sheets (I get 40 strips out of a regular vellum Bristol pad for $7.75) and they have non-photo blue gridlines which are apparently "industry standard" but a cursory examination proves that only to be true 15 years ago. I was shocked by the quite blatant Calvin and Hobbes rip-off on the cover. It's clearly rotoscoped from an actual strip but they've switched Hobbes for a pink rabbit and given Calvin a red-striped shirt to avoid copyright infringement. Barely.
Posted by J. Lemon at 11:53 AM