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Cox and Forkum Pencil Rough


A little "behind-the-scenes" peek into today's Cox and Forkum post. You can see the finished ink piece later on today at coxandforkum.com

Comments (31)


Lol... this is one of the funniest C&F's I've seen in a while.


Just in time for Halloween!!

Interesting how the monster changed. He looks more menacing in the final version. Is it the same sheet of paper or did you redraw it for the final version?


I like how you added bulk to the monster in the final. (And just to be clear, I'm refering to the one coming out of the ground.)


Yeah...that's the advantage of a pencil stage. You can STILL make changes depending on the vibe. Allen made a big point of enlarging the zombie (I think I saw "Enlarging the Zombie" in concert!) for dramatic effect. No one knows how much Allen can look at one of my early drawings and then, with a single word, improve the hell out of it.

It was the classic case of Allen taking a good pencil rough and making it better.

And Kevin....that WAS that same pencil surface. It's just easier to go with the original pencil and then changing it, right on top of the original pencil. I can see the improvements immediately.

Jonathan Logan:

Is it me, or is her head actually shaped like a shovel? Could explain a lot...

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John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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