Remember my paper dilemma?
I tried the free sample that Bienfang sent to me via the Hobby Shop in downtown St. Catharines. (I was very excited about getting a free 14 x 17 pad of paper for FREE . . . however, I danced a little too soon, they just sent me a small tablet. This, of course, makes more sense on their part and it did allow me to try out the paper anyway.)
I liked the paper. It's pretty good, better than the Strathmore Series 300. But I prefer the Canson paper . . . sigh . . . CANSON, WHY DID YOU DISCONTINUE THE 14 X 17 " PADS?????? I would have been true to you forever!!!! (Well, for as long as I'm doing my comic strip anyway)
SO . . . since I had purchased two pads of the Strathmore Series 300 pads to tide me over, I did the most reasonable thing . . . I procrastinated on ordering the Bienfang paper. Lo and behold, I discover I am OUT of the Strathmore paper and (all together now) I NEEDED MORE PAPER!
Not to worry, I thought. I'll zip down to the Hobby Shop, pick up another pad or two of Strathmore and order the large quantity of Bienfang that the company requests in order to make the shipment.
I arrive at the Hobby Shop the day before I am to begin drawing (I'm not a COMPLETE procrastinator, give me credit that I didn't wait until the DAY that I needed the paper) and -
STRATHMORE SERIES 300 IS DISCONTINUED!
Well, at least, the Hobby Shop can no longer order through their supplier because their supplier has gone bankrupt.
So I bought some smaller pads of Bienfang which will work for my daily size strips, but will have to piece together the sundays in Photoshop.
That'll teach me. I haven't quite decided WHAT it teaches me, however. It's either not to procrastinate or to start using a Wacom . . .