Uh…..Hello…. I am Scribbly G, a South African Webcartoonist from Johannesburg! Nice to meet! (Hearing that in Borat’s Voice adds +5 to funny)
My girlfriend studies at night and I get kinda bored, so I make comics. I’ve always been a fan of toons like The Far Side and Dilbert, and earlier this year i got given the big giant collection of Dilbert which got me in the mood to start making comics.
I wanted to buy a graphics tablet, but the decent ones were super expensive. I had one of those crappy genius tab things that don’t work at all (Edit 11 October 2017 : I bought a wacom tab thing the other day and realised that I just really suck at drawing on something that isn’t a screen, so it wasn’t really the genius tab’s fault). I started losing my interest in making comics when i saw the price of the Cintiq that Scott Adams used. I then read something about the iPad Pro and Procreate, in the reviews it showed it worked almost as good as the Cintiq for a lot cheaper and then even if i didn’t like making comics, I knew i could still use the iPad for doodles. So i bought one of those and got to scribbling.
My iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Magical toys of inspiration! – and Ricoffy
So here we are, a few months later and I’m still drawing, Still enjoying it. I recently got invited to the Africartoons 2017 Convention for Editorial Cartoonists. It was pretty cool, spent the weekend in Cape Town, got free food, got to meet South African cartoonists Zapiro, Jerm, Brandan Reynolds and Mangena and also learn that I never want to be an Editorial Cartoonist.
Awesome Gift Bag from Africartoons
I’ve got a few different comic strip ideas, I try write down 10 ideas a day, so I’ve got pages and pages of ideas, just need to improve my drawing and learn my style before i attempt to make them. Right now I’m busy with a Strip called Papa Africa. It’s a comic Strip that’s sorta, kinda based on what goes on in South Africa, but occasionally i go off track. It’s super ridiculous, but if it wasn’t , I’d get bored and stop making it. I’m using the Papa Africa comic as practice for my next comic strips, I didn’t really know too much about making a webcomic, so the Papa Africa Strip was a cool way to learn. When my drawing and colouring improves I will move on to the next strip.
In between Papa Africa , I make random other comics, they don’t follow a story, just random ideas i have. It’s also a cool way to practice different styles. The comics are taking way quicker to make than they did when I started a few months ago. A few more weeks of practice and I should be ready to start my next comic.
I’ve also started making shitty photoshops and other crap. Don’t really have a section for them yet, they’re just chilling in the blog at the moment, but when i decide where I want to put them I’ll update this sentence.
Sooooo….. Don’t really know what else there is to say so If there’s anything else you need to know, you can ask me on Twitter or Facebook.
Yeah….. you can leave now.
Stop being awkward….. leave