When I started thinking about backyard, I’d never made a comic before, let alone with a limited palette and regular posting schedule. In an unusual display of caution, I decided to create a mini-comic with the same format and palette before embarking on the real thing.

waves allowed me to figure out a format and process I’d use for the rest of the comics, and to try out a little app called Procreate I now do almost all my work in. I figured if I could convincingly draw the ocean in a palette with very little blue, backyard plants would be no problem. It worked out surprisingly well!

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