Kris Black - designer, author, cartoonist, & illustrator


My Journal provides an overview into the work and creativity of being a designer, author, cartoonist, and illustrator.


Watching Michael Jantze Create a Comic Strip

One of the things I enjoy most is watching cartoonist pencil and ink their work. It's inspiring and a chance to see how others handle creating comics.

I love sketching with a pencil, but I just can't seem to find comfort with inking. Maybe it's because I don't ink enough of my work, but inking doesn't feel natural for me. Michael Jantze, creator of The Norm comic strip, is a master at creating comic strip art as well as all manners of where design and art intertwine. 

I'm still trying to find my style of inking and exploring how to tell my stories. In the meantime, watch Michael create a comic strip.