Issue #3
The Chris and Walt Newsletter by C.J. Sage
Hello everyone! Welcome to my third newsletter! Unlike the last one, this newsletter isn't as troubled. Even though this one's a little late I didn't have any problems with it. Hope you enjoy.

C.J. Sage

C&W Quiz

Strip Trivia

1) What is the name of the exhibit that Chris and Walt are going to?

Character Profile Trivia

2) What kind of things does Albert's museum usually contain?

3) What newspaper does Rollins work for?

4) Rollins is Chris and Walt's connection to what?

5) What is Skinner's title in the police force?

Answers at the bottom!

Behind the Scenes
As promised, I'm continuing the "Behind the Scenes" mini-series on how I create my comics strip. I left off last month, on how I do my strip drafts so this month I'll talk about drawing the final panels, and then coloring them.

As I said last month, Drafting out the strips is not the final word on how the strip will be. I may change words or anything I see fit. strip 9-2 is a very good example. Remember in last month's newsletter where I showed you two pages of drafted strips? And how on of the pages was from later in the story? Well, those two strips were 9-2 and 9-3! While you haven't see 9-3 yet (trust me it will be different too), the draft of 9-2 and the final 9-2 strip are totally different. Here, look for your self:

Anyway, to do my finals I use an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and turn it depending on the desired size of the panel: Sideways for longer panels, and upright for the thin ones. After penciling the panel, I ink it. For inking, I use four different size pens.

After inking I erase all of my pencil marks and use an HP ScanJet 4c to scan in the individual panels. Using Paint Shop Pro, I touch up, and color my panels. Amazingly, the coloring takes a relatively short time to do; and it's also kind of fun. Below are two pictures: The first is of a panel from the 9-2 strip before coloring; and the second is a screen-shot of me coloring that panel in Paint Shop Pro.

Thanks for reading this months "Behind the Scenes", and hope you enjoied it. Next month I'll finish up by talking about the putting together of the actual strip and the word bubbles.

The Story (so far).

After leaving the precinct, Chris and Walt head over to the museum. While walking up the museum stairs, Walt is knocked over by a man rushing up the stairs. Chris does his best to help Walt from falling, but to no avail.

After being pulled out of the bushes and getting back on his feet Walt enters the museum with Chris. After taking in their first view of the exhibit, Chris and Walt, are greeted by Albert and Skinner.

Answers to the C&W Quiz

1) "Treasure of the Tombs".

2) Historical things.
Character Profiles: Albert
3) "The Daily Informant".
Character Profiles: Rollins
4) The media.
Character Profiles: Rollins
5) Sergeant.
Character Profiles: Skinner

Till next time...
Well, that's all for now. Again I hope you enjoied this 3rd installment of my monthly newsletter. Next month will have more quiz questions and "Behind the Scenes" stuff. See you then!

Again if you have any ideas, please tell me, I am eager to .

C.J. Sage

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