To be honest, the tools available to your independent comic artist have changed since the last time I drew comics (back in 2003). So I have been spending some time familiarizing myself with them. After much trial and tribulation, I think I’ve got the hang of some of them, and decided to dive into the SIMON web-comic.

As a special treat to you, I am giving you a sneak preview of the first page today! But, first, a short disclaimer: This web-comic has the dimensions of 5″ x 7.5″ (12.7cm x 19.5cm), which is a common format that you’ll see Japanese manga published in. Also, this comic is not going to be in color. Instead, I am using a shading technique using screen-tones, which uses little dots of varying sizes to fool the eye into seeing shades of gray.

And so, without any further ado…