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Re: Comic Art Question

On Fri, 17 Sep 1999 06:59:49 -0400, Nate Piekos <nate@piekosarts.com>

>OK, This is non GROO, but Comic related....  Comic artists generally draw
>the original art on 10" x 15" bristol board (or its equivalent) right?  OK
>here's the question... is that 10 x 15 measurement right to the edge of the
>printed page, or is it the total height and width of the drawn panels?  
>I'm guessing it's the total height and width of the drawn panels, and the
>actual paper is a bit larger.
>I'm basing this guess on the fact that the H & W of the panels usually
>comes out to 6" x 9" on the printed page, exactly 2/3 of 10" x 15".
>Therefore original art would be reduced to a nice easy figure like 2/3.

ME: 10" by 15" is the image area.  Usually, they cut the paper to 11"
by 17" and then rule off a 10" by 15" area .  

Some artists work other sizes but the 2:3 ratio is pretty constant.  

Mark Evanier
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