I am going to be doing a weekly blog entry on here (every Tuesday) dedicated to Composers/Arrangers/Drill Writers workspaces. I got this idea from another website that does this with cartoonist workspaces, but I thought it would be interesting to do with composers. To kick it off, however, I will go ahead and show off my own workspace and area.
1. WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DO YOU DO?
My name is John Bogenschutz, and I draw Tone Deaf Comics. Contrary to popular belief, I work alone and do everything including writing the comic, drawing the comic, website maintenance, run my store site, pack and ship all merchandise, etc.
2. WHAT HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE DO YOU USE?
My computer is a 27″ iMac (3.4 GHz Intel Core i7, 32 GB Ram, 2 GB Graphic Processor, 768 GB SSD). I use a medium Wacom Intuos tablet to draw into a program called Manga Studio 5. I use Photoshop to create posters and shirts.
To write the comics I use Evernote. I notate all of my ideas into Evernote, and then flesh them out into scripts in there as well.
3. WHAT IS YOUR WORKSPACE LIKE?
I work in the basement of our house, so I don’t see a lot of sunlight. I have an area for my desk and computer, but my favorite room (and my wife’s, as well) is my merchandise room for all of the posters, books, and shirts that I sell on my store site.
I built a standing desk out of different parts that I bought at IKEA. It is the perfect height for me and I’ve used it for almost three years now and absolutely love it.
4. WEBSITE LINKS
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If you would like to submit your own workspace please send all info and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. Just send enough info for the four different questions asked and 2-4 pictures of your area. Thanks!
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