@bmacbride I'm amazed (and a little jealous) you managed to 11 pages done in a week.
Kamikaze is made by a team of 3 people. Here's what our most recent finished page looks like:
And our process takes a literal week from beginning to posting. Luckily, the writing bit is always done ahead of time (we finish a full episode script before starting work) so that's out of the way.
We start out with Alan thumb-nailing and roughing in the pencil lines. He'll take the script, break down which parts we want to turn into pages and draw from there.
Then Havana comes in and does all the clean line art, keeping everyone consistent and on model. She uses a light table to get everything pretty and clean. Can you tell we come from an animation background? Haha!
From there we go into ink/paint and backgrounds simultaneously. Alan models environments (if needed) and builds them up from vector line art, to greyscale, and then into color and texturing.
Example model used for backgrounds. We mostly use SketchUp for a very basic idea, and Alan adds in the tiny details later. This is the Razor's compound, a kind of organized gang's headquarters in the comic.
So we take screencaps of the model and then Alan begins the vector trace, then takes it to greyscale toning like so:
Then color and texture is added!
(Insert image here because upload is being buggy...you can see the full finished bit at the bottom!)
Meanwhile, I (Carrie) do all the ink and paint. Going from base inks, to flat fills and final shading.
And then the final shades!
From there the inks/colors are thrown in over a finished background. Havana comes back in to do the lettering.
And then Alan settles down to do the final composite which includes color treating, throwing the lettering on the page, and special effects like dust, holograms, or glowing stuff, or anything else that might need finishing. This is usually the fastest part of the process and he can whip it out in about an hour and a half or less than that on the simpler pages.