Q. What happened to boasas.com? There was no activity for the longest time, and now there are a bunch of comics with a completely different art style. What gives? (I’m not complaining; just confused.)
A. Well, I got a little bored. So, I took some time off, went to Afghanistan, decided to start a podcast and just stopped thinking about comics for awhile.
Of course, then I started thinking about comics again and decided to archive the old BOASAS and begin anew.
Q. Why the change in style, Steven?
A. I felt the old style became a little restrictive after 10 years and I wanted to try to grow and evolve as a cartoonist.
I did away with all the rules I’d set up and just starting drawing the characters in whatever way I felt like at that moment. This helps to keep me interested and it’s a lot more fun.
Q. How do you make the new comics?
A. The key tools are: an iPad, the Adobe Ideas app and a stylus or two. First I draw the characters and background elements on the iPad and export them to Adobe Illustrator. Then I add color, maybe some photographic textures and the text.
Q. What about the lettering?
A. It’s based on my own printing style. I created it on the iPad using iFontMaker.