Comics – because it’s there

Elayne Riggs

Elayne Riggs is the creator of the popular blog Pen-Elayne on the Web. She was a founding member of Friends of Lulu, an organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of girls and women in comics, as readers and creators. She is married to inker Robin Riggs, with whom she shares two cats, and has odd love/hate relationship with Hillary Clinton.

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5 Responses

  1. Elayne Riggs says:

    Please put some pants on that woman, she must be freezing! :)

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      Steam heat in the loft– can't turn off the radiators. Horrible, but there it is. (That's our story and we're sticking to it.)

  2. Glenn Hauman says:

    Incidentally, Shannon Weaver also flatted this installment. Hi, Shannon!

    • Russ Rogers says:

      What does "color flatted" mean?

      • Glenn Hauman says:

        Ah, what a flatter does… The flatter goes through the art in something like Photoshop, breaking it down into its basic components, separating areas with flat colors which are rendered, detailed and finished by the main colorist. Although flatting isn’t glamorous, it is a necessary stage in completing a comic nowadays.Flat colors were what most comics looked like prior to about 1985 or so, then we started using airbrushes, watercolors, markers, and other neat effects.A lot of inkers do similar things with assistants, I just prefer to make sure mine get credited.Mark Sweeney has a good tutorial on flatting at