Canson Fanboy Seqential Art Papers

Canson Fanboy Seqential Art Papers

(♪♪♪) ED:
Today we’re going to talk
about a new line of papers, and it is for
the comic book industry. So Canson has
developed a new paper; we call it Fanboy. It is really our manga
and comic line. It is new paper, different from
the traditional papers that artists are
used to using. Traditionally, artists
have used bristol, bristol
and bristol-type papers. But today,
we have this new paper which is very heavily sized. It’s smooth in texture and has
a very bright white finish. The bright white finish allows
for maximum contrast between the ink line
and the light and the dark. It also allows for
brighter colours because the colour sits
on top of the surface. It also gives us
sharper ink lines, which is very important
because we don’t want bleeding or feathering. In reproduction,
that’s not a good thing. Also because the marker
sits on top of the surface it allows for blending,
which is unique, because up ’til now,
most papers, the ink was absorbed
into the surface and once you put it there, it stayed
right where you put it. Because of that hard sizing, we have excellent
erase-ability. And although this is
an opaque sheet of paper and looks very white, if we use a light box,
we can actually– makes this paper
transparent enough that we can
use it for tracing. With all that said, let’s look at
this sheet of paper, of Fanboy paper, and we can see
from the ink to the marker to the graphite. Also one of the things
that artists do is they start out
their renderings with a non-photo
blue pencil, as we see here
in this illustration. From there,
the artist then will start their marker rendering,
or they’ll begin inking. In the Fanboy line,
there’s a wide range of different products,
from the comic strip, and notice that these are all
printed in a light blue ink. We call this non-photo blue. That’s when it
goes to the printer, this will not be reproduced,
only what has been drawn, so we have the comic strip, we have a layout page
which gives us more blocks with notes here so the artist can
start their concept. From that they actually
move to what we call a concept page where they explore further
the art and of course make
additional notes. There is two formats of
popular comic books today. One is the manga. The manga book
is much smaller than the traditional comic book
that we’re used to. But the manga sheet
offers one full page, so it would be two pages
drawn on this, again notice
the blue line, and then this is
the traditional comic book size
that would be used. We also offer trading cards,
which are very popular with the young people today. The artist can
draw on this, and then slip this card
into a sleeve, and it becomes
a collectable item. For the budding new artist we have our
Make Your Own Comic Book, Make Your Own Manga,
and also Make Your Own Novel, miniature novel. These offer a 28 page
book that’s stapled, blank pages. It also offers some
brief instructions to get the artist started, and it also offers
some stencils, balloon stencils
and cell stencils to get them started. With this said,
we have a wide variety to fit this new market. These are very popular
in the education system, teachers find that most
children today would like to express
themselves in comics, so it has become a very
very popular art form. To explore these papers
and others further, I invite you to
visit the website. Thank you. (♪♪♪) Captioned by GigEcast

Dereck Turner

14 thoughts on “Canson Fanboy Seqential Art Papers

  1. jubei455 says:

    love this paper better than blueline and cheaper too

  2. aayylala says:

    I think it is awesome

  3. Original Username says:

    great vid! 🙂

  4. Paul Pellicci says:

    wish you had this when I was younger and was interested in comics.

  5. Timeship says:

    Do you by chance know which inkjet or laser printers would take this paper? Most of them can't handle more than 76lb cardstock through the manual bay 😉

  6. Blick Art Materials says:

    @TimeshipStudio The Product Information team at Blick Art Materials is best suited to answer this question – please email them at: info @ dickblick . com or call toll free at 1-800-933-2542.

  7. countpierce88 says:

    it alss-the bright white finish……

  8. Breex Oinkz says:

    cant wait to get mine!

  9. elite4x says:

    is the traditional comic book paper double sided?? please reply 😀

  10. flaminbabies735 says:

    It sucks to be one of the people who bought the "manga" paper.
    Comics and manga are the same size in their original format, but they're resized for the graphic novels.

  11. TimeCode Mechanics says:

    Strathmore's comic paper is cheaper and just as good. I think we're being hit in the pocket for blue line. I will admit the manga sized paper seems best for modern comics which have less panels depending on whose drawing.

  12. jorge mendoza says:

    i need the manga paper .. SOLD !!

  13. Maggie Wang says:

    what are the dimensions for the manga paper?

  14. Saskia Keultjes says:

    this video is great

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