You'll Have That

What Did I Learn?

weekly webcomic reviews by Delos Woodruff

(This is a slightly edited repost of a review. You can see the original version here.)

You’ll Have That” is created by Wes Molebash

You'll Have That
You'll Have That

As always, my first impressions waylay me. All the ads I’ve seen for this comic are in color, so that’s what I was expecting. It turns out that all the recent comics are black/white/grey.

However, I really enjoy the stylization and line. In this case, the more subdued greys serve to bring out the art and the characters. It’s also appealing how the lettering and straight lines are done by hand, adding personality to the strip. Along with that, the character designs really appeal to me and I find the characters entertaining.

On the website, there are a lot of things to check out. So many things, in fact, that I’m at a loss as to where to go first. However, I suspect that is more the work of Viper Comics layout than the choice of the artist. I won’t hold that against YHT.

What did I learn?

I was reminded that there’s a real charm to fresh, human created line. (These days you can use a tablet which can take the human element out of the work.) And black and white is not inferior to color. Of course, you’ll need to see You’ll Have That for yourself.

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  1. Good point about tablets. They’re doing a lot of harm to people’s work, and the reason is, you really have to work in Illustrator and you really have to make your own brush, and those are both hard things to master. I’m all for tablets, but maybe 1% of users have come to terms with the brush issue. Compare Pug’s custom brush at http://lilnyet.com/ with what appears to be a stock brush on Shortpacked! here (scroll down): http://www.blanklabelcomics.com/
    Of course, I don’t know for sure, but that’s how stock brushes usually look.

    For anyone who is confused, the brush is what the plastic pencil tells the tablet to produce when you draw a line. You can set it for an inky line, or polka dots, or whatever, but if you don’t have an inky line that resembles your natural inky line, you’re going to lose some soul.

  2. Thanks for mentioning what a tablet is. Someday I’ll get one.

    (I always wonder if owning a table really would save me any time or help me make better work. I suspect that I’d be forever redrawing because I would have infinite erase.)

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