Pirate Mike Celebrates America!

If I recall correctly, this is one of the first strips I did after I started trying to draw digitally. I was using (I think) some kind of Monoprice pad with GIMP software. Once I started to see what I could do with it (namely, speed things up dramatically when it came to stuff like corrections), I quickly started thinking about a Cintiq. That was when my wife told me about the new Surface Pro 3 coming out. I had never even heard of it, but once I did, I was fortunate enough to have (a lot) of money on hand that my very very very generous wife allowed me to use. I think she did it just because she was sick of me spilling ink all over the house . . . 🙂