Two Minutes to Wondermark #544

Here’s a (time-lapsed) video of me creating the latest comic, “In which Jake gets a Leg Up”. The comic itself looks pretty simple, but I’m pretty proud of some of the subtle collage work that went into it.

If you liked that, here are some more “Two Minutes to Wondermark” process videos I’ve done in the past. I also often stream the comic-makin’ process live online — when I do, I always announce it on my Twitter!


  • Paul

    Wow, I never realized how much work goes into each comic.

  • Jason

    Wow, I had no idea you were working at that level to create each comic. Very cool. Now I have even more appreciation for Wondermark!

  • http://wrymouth.com Wry Mouth

    I find these, with the music accompanying, particularly funny if I have or have not seen the comic beforehand. I just end up chortling to myself. ;o/

  • http://exalen.tumblr.com Niv

    This is awesome. And yeah, a lot of work, but so worth it!

  • Brad F

    Wow. I feel slightly obligated to buy something from the store, now, to support this amount of work.

  • Chris

    And another wow. I also hadn’t realized how involved the process was. The construction of the skateboard from different sources was particularly impressive. Very creative use of resources.

  • Brandon

    Technical question: The horizontal lines that you edit out (the still prior to hitting play shows some of them) – are they like a scanning defect or just lines that didn’t fit into your plans?

  • Col

    I don’t think I ever really fully appreciated your mad genius until seeing this. Allez.

  • Avid Fangirl

    I love this! It’s fantastic to see you in action! Your work is very impressive and you’ve got that surrealist sense of humour but somehow you manage to keep it real. Could you tell me please what was the approximate elapsed real time?

  • Yiftach

    Your Photoshop skills are godlike. Kudos, as always, sir.

  • David Malki !

    @Brandon — the original image for the dude on the skateboard showed him standing in water (here’s what it looked like). I cut out the black lines and filled in the white lines where necessary.

    @Avid — the actual time elapsed in the video was 2 hours 40 minutes, plus some time spent looking through books and finding these particular images — maybe another hour or so.

  • Pascal

    David, what’s the song you used for this vid?

  • L.

    I was curious about the song, too!

    This was really educational and interesting. I’ll have to go back and check out the other two.

  • Mike

    That’s amazing! AND YOU FLY AIRPLANES TOO!!!