Number One(a), Introduction Update

Musings In Grayscale Issue #1a


It seemed only fair to create an update to the original comic, Issue 1.  Enter Issue 1a, which is actually the most recently composed of all the Musings In Grayscale as I write this.

I still struggle with self-doubt.  Constantly.  I still feel as if I’m trying to re-establish my identity.  To do that, I need to understand myself.  A very fundamental part of the Musings In Grayscale is that exploration and search for understanding.  I hope that I can make it entertaining for you, my readers, along the way.

Images Used

Panel 1: A selfie, grayscaled and tweaked in Photoshop.
Panel 2: Stock photo of a printed circuit board (PCB), grayscaled.
Panel 3: NASA photo of a black hole, grayscaled and tweaked in Photoshop.
Panel 4: Cell phone camera shot, taken with the Paper Camera app.
Panel 5: Cell phone camera shot, taken by me and grayscaled.
Panel 6: NASA photo of the full moon rising over the Wasatch Mountains, grayscaled.

Number One, Introduction: Cube, Keyboard, and Roots

musings in grayscale comic #1Notes

This was the first comic I created, using the original version of Comic Life.  It was composed sometime in 2013, I think.

Images Used

  • Panel 1: A selfie shot with the Paper Camera app on my Android phone.
  • Panel 2: My cube at Intel, shot with Paper Camera.
  • Panel 3: Another Paper Camera shot.
  • Panel 4: A stock picture of an Intel i386 CPU, grayscaled.
  • Panel 5: A selfie (foot-selfie?) taken with a Canon Sure-shot digital camera and grayscaled in Photoshop Elements 9.
  • Panel 6: The roots of a Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) growing over the burned trunk of the same tree. Shot, developed and printed by me in 1985.