Author Archives: Ragnar

Configuring ThinkPad Yoga 12 with Ubuntu 15.10

IMPORTANT NOTE! This post is now very much out of date. Most of the features that the spin.py tool provided now work out of the box with Ubuntu 18.04, except palm rejection. Go to┬ámy github page for instructions on how… continue reading »

Let’s Make Manga

I‘ve recently updated Gimp Book with a couple of new features. The biggest change is probably that it now supports right-to-left reading, for languages like Japanese. This should be great for any manga artists using the plug-in. I don’t know… continue reading »

Configuring Wacom Cintiq 13HD with Ubuntu 14.04

I‘ve just replaced my old and trusty Cintiq 21UX, with a smaller and more nimble Cintiq 13HD. The reason why I’m switching has nothing to do with the quality of the 21UX, in fact it’s great for what it’s for,… continue reading »

Making Comics with GIMP – Speech Bubbles

In this third tutorial on Making Comics with GIMP, we’ll cover how to make speech bubbles. Speech bubbles are an essential part of comics, and come in a variety of shapes and styles, most of which can be achieved with… continue reading »

Making Comics with GIMP – Panels and Gutters

In this second tutorial on Making Comics with GIMP, we’ll cover how to create panels, gutters and panel borders. Panel borders are the lines around each drawing, or panel, of a comic, while gutters are the spaces between the panels.… continue reading »

Making Comics with GIMP – Page Setup

GIMP is a great tool for making comics, especially when combined with my little GIMP Book plug-in, which provides a simple tool for managing multiple pages. In this first tutorial in a series on Making Comics With GIMP, we’ll use… continue reading »

Bug Fix to Gimp Book for Windows and More

I finally found some time, one late Friday night, to fix an annoying bug in Gimp Book that was introduced some time after Gimp 2.8.4 on Windows only. The bug would cause Gimp Book to crash when you tried to… continue reading »

Jot Launcher Script for Linux

While on the train to Sweden this weekend I wrote a little helper script to make it easier to run Jot under Wine. Previously the process was a bit convoluted, requiring quite a few steps. You can download the script… continue reading »

Up Axis Fixed in the Jot Exporter

Thanks to Damien Picard for fixing the Jot Exporter so that the up axis is correct. Jot uses Y up, while Blender uses Z up, which made moving the camera around in Jot rather clumsy. Damien added a checkbox to… continue reading »

Livre Gimp

Gimp Book is now available in French, thanks to Patrick Depoix. He sent me a translated version of the code, which in turn prompted me to add proper internationalization support to make translating easier in the future. I think it’s… continue reading »

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