The making of...
All drawings are drawn on A4 paper. The format follows  that of standard format for comic strips syndicates submission.

Woh... They say you can tell a lot about someone from his working area... You bet that's right! By the way, John 'listens' to 'movies' when he works!! He might not be the first one but he certainly enjoys so.
The requirements for scanning is rather low: 256 greys is used for the basically black & white drawing. A more surprising fact is that it's further reduced to 16 color for much smaller file size when published. A more challenging aspect in scanning is the cleaning of tiny residues on the supposedly white ares.

A layer of color is applied to enhance the contrast of outstanding items such as body outlines, tears, blood and etc..

What about the different languages? That's simple. Make copies from the original and write texts on the copied ones. Just in case you wonder, Johnny's text is written with my left hand!


Because all the members are not in the same country. Tasks for each members are as independent as possible. 

Chin. Responsible on the Chinese wordings. John sends the English wordings (via email , of course) with completed strips for her translation. This has to be done a week or so in advance to catch up with the deadline. Many times Chin misinterpreted the strips and would somehow come up with very different interpretation. And that has added in some very interesting ideas! 

  "I joined the team because John's vision of life and the world has so much in common with mine. And I'm happy to be one of the members.

I first got to know this traditional Chinese musical instrument - Yang-Qin, when I was 25. I've been playing this instrument ever since then. I adore it and I'm amazed by the joy it brings to people. When I started learning, I didn't know any musical theory, neither could I read the score. And now I'm one of the members of Hsinchu Municipal Traditional Chinese Music Group. And for this I have to thank my teachers for their excellent and patient guidance. I hope to continue contributing in making traditional Chinese music known to the world and wish anyone who has the same persistence in their works achieve their goals." 

  From June 2000 onward I've gradually changed the presenting style from the panoramic strip to portrait panel style. Doing that takes more work as each diagram would have to be altered on the computer. The main reason for this is the 800x600 resolution can't fit in the panoramic presentation. While not many of the strips are of single diagram I figured it's okay to switch to panel style.


"The internet has given many of us an oppurtunity to do what previously would take an enormous amount of effort to accomplish. Any individual with basic computing knowledge could publish their work with little cost. And I just happen to be one of the very them to take the chance. Having said that, I believe what's more important is your will to achieve something you deem worthwhile." 
Tools: Whitening paste, Chinese caligraphy ink, clips, whiteboard markers, pencils, 0.8 pigment pens, whitening pens, ruler, caligraphy brushes... and etc.. and yes, rubber eraser is not shown here~~
The making of...

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