Guess Mike’s favorite baseball team? And, surprise! He doesn’t take losing well.
This is the second Pirate Mike strip and it appeared on October 13, 2013.
At this point, I was still using a Pentel brush pen (which I loved). I was trying to be as loose as possible and even used it for the lettering. I’d draw it out on bristol board (Canson, I think, 2-ply) still and then scan it in and do corrections and coloring in GIMP software (which I still highly recommend). The Pentel brush pen I loved, though I did find its tip to fray quite quickly. I was feeding it with the Pentel ink still, if I recall correctly, though I did later switch to Noodler’s X-Feather (an ink I still love as well).
You can see here that the eyes are still my old Inkytown-style balloon eyes, though the characters’ features at this point are still similar to what they are now.
Let me know what you think!
I love seeing how cartoons grow and change over time.