Posted by Dash Shaw on April 5

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  1. Brett says:

    I have a few questions regarding the animation-
    Are are you using light boxes? And if so, did you make your own?
    Are you using technical pens for character animation or something else?
    OK that’s it, I’m just curious about the process. Maybe you could even do a post about it some time?

  2. Dash Shaw says:

    Hey Brett, occassionally we post process posts. I try not to use a lightbox just because they make my eyes hurt but I have a couple, one is a glass drafting table that I put a light under except it’s a purple light because I bought that kind accidentally and never bothered to return it. The other is a normal small lightbox. I’ve tried lots of different pens but starting last year I use Tombow brush pens for everything– comics and animation frames. I buy them in bulk and I’ve fallen in love with them.

This is a shared production blog for the forthcoming animated feature, "The Ruined Cast," written and directed by Dash Shaw. Produced by John Cameron Mitchell, Howard Gertler, and Biljana Labovic. Contributing artists are Jane Samborski, Frank Santoro, Lily Benson and Ray Sohn. Music by James Lucido.