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MORT WALKER

COMIC: Beetle Bailey

DRAWING PEN: Gillott #170

LETTERING PEN: Speedball A5

BRUSH: Winsor-Newton #2

BRISTOL BOARD: 3 Ply Strathmore

SIZE: 5 1/4 by 18 1/8

PENCIL: 2

ERASER: Kneaded

INK: Higgins

HOW: Sketches on bristol, tightends sketch in pencil, then inks. lettering is inked first.



PAUL GRINGLE

COMIC: Park Ave.

DRAWING PEN: Hunt #512, Gillot #170 & #290

LETTERING PEN: Esterbrook
Relief #314

BRUSH: None

BRISTOL BOARD: 2 Ply Strathmore

SIZE: 5 1/8 by 18 1/8

PENCIL: 2H

ERASER: Pink Pearl

INK: Pelikan

HOW: Rough sketches on bond paper, then refines on tracing paper, next light box,
and then on to bristol board. Lettering is inked first.



BUD SAGENDORF

COMIC: Popeye

DRAWING PEN: Gillott #170, 290, 303

LETTERING PEN: Speedball A5

BRUSH: All

BRISTOL BOARD: 3 Ply Strathmore-High surface

SIZE: 5 1/8 by 17 3/4

PENCIL: Turquoise HB

ERASER: Kneaded

INK: Pelikan

HOW: Roughs in on the bristol with pencil, tightends up with pencil, then inks the final resault.



AL SMITH

COMIC: MUTT & JEFF

DRAWING PEN: Gillott #170 & 290

LETTERING PEN: Speedball #5

BRUSH: #2 & 3, Fill in only.

BRISTOL BOARD: Bainbrige & 3 Ply Strathmore

SIZE: 5 by 17

PENCIL: ?

ERASER: Eberhard Faber

INK: Higgins

HOW: Sketches on bristol with pencil, tightends up while inking..



CHARLES SCHULZ

COMIC: Peanuts

DRAWING PEN: Speedball C5

LETTERING PEN: Speedball C5

BRUSH: None

BRISTOL BOARD: 3 Ply Strathmore

SIZE: 5 1/2 by 17 1/2

PENCIL: No.2

ERASER: Eberhard Kneaded

INK: Higgins

HOW: Works directly on bristol, Roughing in pencil, tightening up the lines in pencil, then inks..



MILTON CANIFF

COMIC: Steve Canyon

DRAWING PEN: Gillott #659

LETTERING PEN: Esterbrook Bank #303

BRUSH: Winsor-Newton #3 Series 7

BRISTOL BOARD: 3 Ply Strathmore Kid

SIZE: 6 3/4 by 21 3/4

PENCIL: 2H Venus

ERASER: Eberhard Pink 101

INK: Higgins

HOW: Sketches on bristol, tightends sketch in pencil, then inks.



KEM MUSE

COMIC: Wayout

DRAWING PEN: Gillott #1290

LETTERING PEN: Speedball A5

BRUSH: Any size

BRISTOL BOARD: 2 Ply Plate Strathmore

SIZE: 4 7/8 by 17

PENCIL: HB

ERASER: Kneaded

INK: Artone

HOW: Roughs on bond paper, clean up on tracing paper. Then a light box to trace on bristol, then inks. lettering is inked first.



JOHNNY HART

COMIC: B.C.

DRAWING PEN: Oval

LETTERING PEN: Oval

BRUSH: None

BRISTOL BOARD: Strathmore/Grumbacher

SIZE: 4 11/16 by 17 9/16

PENCIL: #2

ERASER: Kneaded

INK: Higgins

HOW: Sketches on bristol, tightends sketch in pencil, then inks.



BIL KEANE

COMIC: Family Circus

DRAWING PEN: Hunt Crowquill 107

LETTERING PEN: Speedball B6 or B5 1/2

BRUSH: Winsor-Newton #2 sable

BRISTOL BOARD: 3 Ply Strathmore, Plate

SIZE: 12 1/2 by 27 1/2

PENCIL: Venus 3H & H

ERASER: Plastic

INK: Higgins or Pelikan

HOW: Sketches on bristol, tightends sketch in pencil, then inks. Occasionally uses lightbox.



LANK LEONARD

COMIC: Mickey Finn

DRAWING PEN: ?

LETTERING PEN: Flicker A5

BRUSH: #1 for blacks

BRISTOL BOARD: 3 Ply Strathmore

SIZE: 5 1/4 by 18 1/8

PENCIL: Soft-Medium

ERASER: Rub-Kleen

INK: Art Tone

HOW: Lank drew directly on bristol board, then Morris Weiss inked the final art.(Drawing pen: Dietzgen)


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