I happened to see a video recently of how the Penny Arcade folks Photoshop their strips, and it's quite different from how I do it. So I tried my hand at it here, and I must say I like what I see.
You have to have a very steady hand, so I still need a lot of practice, but I will use this method in future. Not on Shaw, that's going to be a lot more realistic. Perhaps on the Blue Android story.
The thing in the picture is... I dunno. Some sort of elf thing.