Sequential Art Bristol

Surfaces and Formats for Sequential Artists Strathmore® fine art bristols and illustration boards have been the choice among sequential art professionals and award winning illustrators for years.

Strathmore is now offering those best selling bristols in convenient formats to fit the application. We are also introducing a new bristol surface and a new illustration board for wet media. The comic, cartoon and graphic novel industry is growing – picture
your story on Strathmore.

Contributing Artists to the Sequential Series

Katie Cook

Katie Cook created original artwork for the
covers of the new 200 Series Sequential Art Bristols.

Katie Cook is a professional illustrator, cartoonist and comic artist working out of the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. She graduated from the College for Creative Studies in 2004 with a BFA in illustration, her love of cartooning and comics has led her to where she is today.

Katie has done licensed and comic work for DC, Marvel, Star Wars, HEROES, Lord of the Rings, and more. She loves being a nerd and being able to draw nerdy things for a living is like a dream come true.

"I use Strathmore® smooth bristol for every project that comes my way. The smooth surface takes ink beautifully and my underlying pencils erase away without smudging or tearing any of the paper. The bristol is also a really bright white, which gives everything great contrast and an automatic vibrancy. The board can take all kinds of artistic abuse, like marker, watercolor, gouache and colored pencil and still stay intact, which is rare for illustration paper that's not mounted to a board. It's pretty hefty stuff! I really love this bristol and can go through an entire pad of the 9" x 12" board in one sitting just sketching out ideas!"

You can learn more about Katie, her work and her cat at

Sequential Art 200 Birstol
David Peterson

David Petersen created original artwork for the
covers of the new 300 Series Sequential Art Bristols.
David Petersen was born in 1977. His artistic career soon followed. A steady diet of cartoons, comics, and tree climbing fed his imagination and is what still inspires his work today. He is the creator of the Mouse Guard series and is excited to be working on projects he dearly loves doing. David was the 2007 Russ Manning Award recipient for Most Promising Newcomer and in 2008, won the Eisner for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 and Mouse Guard Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album - Reprint (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 Hardcover). David and his wife Julia reside in Michigan with their dog Autumn.

"Strathmore® offers everything I need in a bristol paper: a consistently smooth surface that can handle a nib of a pen or a pool of ink. And all at an affordable price."

Learn more about David, Mouse Guard and find a list of his appearances at

Sequential Art 300 Birstol