Hiya Anon! I’d be happy to answer your question:
In actuality my Dark Souls comics are illustrated by hand!
[proof of said workmanship with three pages shown sitting on top of my keyboard & tablet!]
Here’s a closeup of the lower of the first page shown:
[Where you can still see my pencil guide lines…]
The only time that I will illustrate with an art program for the comic is during ‘extra pages' and to do the effects - plus other minor edits.
And to answer your other question, I primarily illustrate using Paint Tool Sai. I do have Painter 12 as well as Photoshop CS3 but I find that Sai, since it’s less ‘crazy’, just works better for the way I work. I do, however, still do art in Painter 12/CS3 but I need to tweak the settings so it doesn’t take me ten minutes just to save a 10Kx15K pixel canvas… [I work really, really big.]
Thanks! Anyone else got a question for me?