Jim Lee & his iPad

Published on April 6th, 2010

I love Jim Lee so much, I have a Jim Lee’s ‘Hush’ Batman tattoo on my shoulder, and I love Apple. I don’t even like looking at a PC, as I feel sick when I do. So when I first heard about this story imagine how happy I was. Mr co-publisher of DC Comics himself, Jim Lee, posted these tweets.

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  • Ha–I bought sketchbook pro for the iPad–went to information and found some of my art for the Naples Comic Con shown Franceso Salvati’s.
  • Using fingers now–stylus on the way.
  • OK just playing around for an hr w/Sketchbook for the iPad; hard using finger to paint but did this rough
  • Waiting on @JeffBlinkinsop to bring me a pogo stylus once his lovely wife and he welcome their 2nd child into this world!
  • try adding layers and changing brushes. u need to zoom in to do detailed work then zoom back out for some fun results
  • also on the color dial on brush menu, see the lil eyedropper? Superimpt tool to select existing colors on screen
  • so i think using pogo for detail work and using fingers for larger expressive strokes
  • Gonna start a Joker headshot real quick on my iPad. Hopefully the Yankees keep this game alive 🙂 while I sketch

Sure, I know if you’re just reading these tweets it does not sound like a lot of fun. I am also sure you’re dieing to know what his Joker headshot looks like. Why not take a look yourself.

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Not bad right? This was only his first weekend with the iPad and a stylus so imagine what kind of great artwork that we’ll be seeing from some of our favorite artists. Is the art of a sketch book dead now? Are we all going to have are iPad with us at cons.

I hope not but I found this cool little story that I wanted to share with you, since Sheldon has covered the iPad in his blog.  For those who are asking if I have one of these new sexy apple toys, the answer is NO. But you can fix that if you like Comic Impact, so readers email me and we can talk.

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Simon Daoudi
Simon@comicimpact.com