This is the first in a series of regular reports documenting the production of the fourth issue of my artist book/comic Blotting Paper: The Recollected Graphical Impressions Of Doctor Comics. It continues on from those posted on the first chapter/issue The Ingurgitator, the second chapter/issue A Blot On His Escutcheon and the third chapter/issue The Chthonian Turn: The Cats’ Revenge (see links to posts #1-36 below). The new chapter Beer, Chocolate and Comics deals with the cats’ recovery from the demise of their patron, Doctor Comics, their travels in Europe and their contact with the world of European comics. Printmaking is again involved in the design and production of this issue with woodblock, linocut and the use of rubber, bakelite and wooden stamps along with drawing and handwriting plus a bit more of a move into cartooning. The intention is to produce a comic in an artist’s book type format. I hope to have it more or less ready for self-publication in the early months of next year but we’ll have to see about that!
There will also be the introduction of a new character in this chapter, a dog.
UPDATE 17 SEPTEMBER 2015: (See comments below.)
This issue has a marked European flavour with much careful research into Belgian and German chocolates, comics and beer having been undertaken by the artist and author.
For a visual diary record and time-line overview of this project that includes development of all three issues you can read the BLOTTING PAPER production reports on the following posts:
Issue #1: No.1 No.2 No.3 No.4 No.5 No.6 No.7 No.8 No.9 No.10 No.11 No.12 No.13 Issue #2: No.14 No.15 No.16 No.17 No.18 No.19 No.20 No.21 No.22 No.23 No.24 No.25 No.26 No.27 No.28 No.29 Issue #3: No.30 No.31 No.32 No.33 No.34 No.35 No.36 Issue #4: No.37 No.38 No.39 No.40 No.41 No.42 No.43 No.44
Lyn Brook says on November 3, 2014
Doctor Comics says on November 4, 2014
Thanks Lyn and thanks for your support!
amandadrian says on September 14, 2015
I love this gorgeous character, he’s so cuddly and pretty! 😉
Love Amanda xxxxxxxxxx
If I were you, I would change this to be your primary blog, and then your gravatar would link straight here. Not that I don’t love Doctor Comictopus, that is a fun detour, I must say 😉 I just thought I’d suggest, in case you didn’t know about that… 😀
Doctor Comics says on September 15, 2015
Thank you Amanda for your wonderful comment. Do you mean the brown dog? I agree with what you say about him but he ended up undergoing a bit of a change in appearance when he finally appeared. I’ll find an image file and add it here.
As for your suggestion re gravatar and primary blog I shall definitely investigate that. Thanks for your suggestion.
amandadrian says on September 16, 2015
Yes, the brown dog, I’d love to see his later appearance. 🙂 I’m glad I could help 🙂
Doctor Comics says on September 17, 2015
Amanda, I have added a sketch of how this character ended up looking in Issue #4 for you to see-bit of a transformation from the original design there-but I also like the previous model and that one might appear at some stage.
I’m still sorting the gravatar/primary blog link business but I appreciate your helpful tip. Thanks, Michael B-)