Our Good Pal Triangle Sal in: MASSART FIRST YEAR is a commissioned project I worked on during the summer of 2018. It is a free informational comic used to introduce incoming students to the resources available to them at my alma mater, MassArt. My clients at MassArt gave me a basic outline of the information they wanted included in the comic and I directed the project to fit the style and characters I created. Working with the Studio Foundation Department and Academic Resource Center at MassArt was great and they gave me almost complete creative control for the project. I am really happy with how it turned out and I hope that it was helpful for all the students!

View its entirety below along with some documentation of my process.


I sketched some ideas for the characters and talked with the folks at MassArt about what would work well for the project.

After we got together and discussed how long the comic was going to be, I received an outline of the information MassArt wanted touched on throughout the zine. To get some basic ideas out, I sketched some tiny thumbnails of what some of the spreads would look like. 

Below is a breakdown of my process for page 4 of the comic from pencil to final ink:

Here's a time lapse video of me inking the cover for this comic: