Between * Wars: Comic

Nominated for Best Webcomic 2015, the Irish 1970s series!

This is a webcomic/webstrip which, I suppose, is really a natural progression from my previous 2 projects - and With those, I published comics that I'd already made when I was a kid in the late 70s to early 80s.

Set in the late 1970s, this comic is a nostalgic and fun look at childhood play and geekery and the popular culture of that time. It draws on lots of my own recollections of that time.

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Above: The Front Cover

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Above: 'Stunt Man'

Above: 'How to Make Comics, the Professional Way'

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Case Study


At present [Late-Sept '14] it’s a landscape-format, full-colour strip in which there are no intended story-arcs – as yet. Each strip is a separate entity as is common in traditional newspaper strips. It may however move to grander story ambitions depending on how it develops and on how much time the creator has to spare for it.


At present, the strips are drawn with black pen on paper and coloured in Photoshop. Some tweaks are made to the linework and layout on computer. The frames and lettering are done in InDesign.  Eventually all of the linework might be done on computer, depending on how well I can adapt to that method.

Step by step—in pictures

From rough thumbnails, through rough pencils, to inks and cofull colour

Above: Scribbling ideas in 'thumbnails'

Above: Rough pencils on A4

Above: 'Pencils'—full-size

Above: Inks


Above: Colour 'Flatting'

Above: Finished colours

Above: Finished page with lettering

Read more about the comic

illustration and Script: John White
Media: Pencil, Paper, Photoshop, InDesign

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