Fortunately, I got my chance last week at Floating World Comics. Farel was doing a signing for First Thursday. We got to speak for a while, which is cool because I got to ask a thousand questions - mostly cartoonist shop-talk. A few tidbits:
- He does use a brush, but also employs the PITT pen for detail work. I use the "M" size PITT pen for Falling Rock, but I've been contemplating switching to brush. That is something I'm going to experiment with this summer.
- For a guy who uses a lot of perspective (buildings, room interiors, sewers), he basically freehands his lines. However, he does put down "a few" pencil guide lines, just to give himself a frame to work within. This was gratifying for me, since his looser style would look very strange next to crisp, measured perspective lines.