Jillian Tamaki

Best American Comics 2011

Apr 14th, 2011

I’m honored to have done this year’s Best American Comics cover. The guest editor for this year is Alison Bechdel, the series editors are Jessica Abel and Matt Madden. The book is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Here are some alternate sketches. They’re done completely on the Cintiq. I don’t really use the Cintiq for final art, but I’ve found it a boon to the sketch/planning phase. The embroidered Penguin covers were also completely “sketched” out on a Cintiq. I like the ability to scale, rotate, crop, etc. It can be hard to make those big decisions on paper sometimes. Plus, I mean, CMD+Z.