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25th Oct 2014, 9:03 PM #1
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And one small bump... I've posted another couple of strips since the first announcement. You can see the latest HERE. The various kaiju are going to a Halloween costume party...
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"Giant Radioactive Lizards Eloquently Discuss Collectible Tobacco Pipes", 14th Oct 2014, 8:31 PM #2
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This is going to be too weird and eclectic for probably everybody in here, but WTH... I've been a member of the collectible pipe hobby for over 20 years now, and one day I had some time to kill and thought, "I'll make a web comic where all my Godzilla toy collection discuss the vagaries of the pipes & tobaccos hobby." And with that, this ridiculous thing was born.


Giant Radioactive Lizards Eloquently Discuss Collectible Tobacco Pipes

I've probably managed to narrow down my audience to around six people on earth, who will appreciate both kaiju and pipes, but nobody's paying me for this so c'est la vie.
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14th Oct 2014, 8:24 PM #3
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This is loads of fun to read, albeit also a little weird to now be old enough to see younger people being nostalgic about stuff that was *after* my youth (Nostalgia for me = 70's). The art style is excellent, really clean and simple and well done, without a lot of Photoshop froufrou tacked on to tacky it up. I like.
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24th Apr 2013, 12:26 AM #4
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Phantosanucca:Little Witch Academia. Animated short film from Japan(with English subtitles).

Clear a half-hour from your schedule. What dat. There isn't a single frame of this one that I don't love to bits.


That was adorable. It was like Kiki's Delivery but bottled and squashed into a smaller timeframe. Thanks for the recommendation!
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12th Apr 2013, 8:43 PM #5
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Tylinn:Here you are, Centcomm!



Dang, that's awesome! I've got to say, I love your use of color and texture.
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11th Apr 2013, 4:10 AM #6
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The Wall Street sequel. Entertaining enough, but a bit meh compared to the original, despite having the same actors and director. I'd have thought that the events of the 2008 crash would have made for a riveting backdrop for the movie, but unfortunately it tends to wander all over quite a bit, and bogs down in family/relationship stuff. Douglas is still excellent as Gordon Gekko, however, and he makes the movie worth watching in his portrayal of an aging true SOB.
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10th Apr 2013, 8:28 PM #7
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KentuckyFriedPopcorn:

Agreed on that part. OTOH, I've never rated anything low because it just seems rude to me - I guess it comes off to me as a sort of passive-aggressive way to bash something without having to accept credit for your bashing. Normally if I don't like something, I try to explain why in the comments section. Then again, I generally always try to leave theoretically useful comments anyway, instead of just simple "Awesome!"-type remarks. If a bunch of people dislike something, that doesn't really tell the creator *why* they disliked it, so I feel like if I'm going to give something a bad review, I at least owe it to the creator to explain what it was that I didn't like.


I really dont like leaving negitive comments on a comic i would rather PM them to the author - a lot of people actually cant handle negitive comments and get bent out of shape over the slightest thing. they may want to imrpove but no one likes being told - You need to fix X and then the drama bomb hits and they are going "why didnt you like my awesome rendition of X or X ( insert fan comic rehash ). or they cant draw the human figure worth a damn. even phrasing it correctly and gently often gets a negitive reaction. "why u downvote my comic of pure win!" some artists are good at taking crits .. others .. not so much.



For those folks, basically, I have no sympathy. I've worked in a creative field professionally for 15 years now, and if you want to do it, you've got to be able to handle constructive criticism. There's a difference between that and pointless bashing, and one needs to grow up enough to perceive and understand that difference. If someone can't handle a thoughtful suggestion, they don't need to be doing comics (or anything else creative, really), because they're going to be in for a life of serious pain once they inevitably encounter the *genuine* trolls out there.

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10th Apr 2013, 7:15 PM #8
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TheOneBlueGecko:I think dislikes are good...honestly, in a way I wish people voted more for how they feel for all comics, rather than just giving things a 5 if they like it and nothing if they don't. (Which is how it usually works here.)



Agreed on that part. OTOH, I've never rated anything low because it just seems rude to me - I guess it comes off to me as a sort of passive-aggressive way to bash something without having to accept credit for your bashing. Normally if I don't like something, I try to explain why in the comments section. Then again, I generally always try to leave theoretically useful comments anyway, instead of just simple "Awesome!"-type remarks. If a bunch of people dislike something, that doesn't really tell the creator *why* they disliked it, so I feel like if I'm going to give something a bad review, I at least owe it to the creator to explain what it was that I didn't like.
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9th Apr 2013, 11:45 PM #9
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I would probably actually skip "Dislike", to be honest, and just let comics be rated on the number of 'Likes' they collect, as on FB. Otherwise you'll just have the same problem - People setting up random accounts to dislike-bomb anyone they have a grief with.
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9th Apr 2013, 10:54 PM #10
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A friend of mine had to shut down comments/feedback on his Tumblr account because he had some sort of troll type basically leech onto him and start continuously sending him insulting messages. I just don't get the mentality behind that sort of thing. I mean, if somebody annoys me that much, I just frickin' ignore them and stop visiting their pages or whatever. I can't understand why anyone would want to expend the energy to do that sort of harassment. I would much rather put that time into something fun.
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9th Apr 2013, 6:32 PM #11
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Finished! First time I've done something this detailed of one of you male types. I hope it's acceptable!





Acceptable? No, it's not acceptable, I demand a full refund! :D

But seriously, that is awesome. I love it! Gonna be my new avatar here and on FB now. It helps that you made me at least 15 years younger. :D Love the texturing. Once again, I'm impressed by how good you are at making a digital drawing look like a pen & paper drawing. Thanks a bunch!
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9th Apr 2013, 6:27 PM #12
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KentuckyFriedPopcorn:That's just terrific. I wish I could do work in digital media that looked half that natural, but unfortunately my digital work all tends to look flat and plastic-ey to me. If I want a pic to look like that, I have to do it with natural media. Love the facial expression. I always feel like it's really important to capture something... *anything*... in facial expression rather than just blank stares.


I've always had the same problem too. With this, I used custom brushes for the first time, and suddenly it was a LOT more like painting on a canvas. It's actually kind of turned my entire view of photoshop around. If you like natural media, I'd really recommend looking up some PS brushes!


I can't seem to get them to *behave* like natural media, though. By contrast, I really enjoy painting with Procreate on my iPad, because its natural media brushes work like natural media - That is, watercolors can be blended and moved around and thinned, etc. In Photoshop everything just sort of goes down and sits there, dead. Do you have any specific explanatory links or tutorials or anything you can recommend?
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9th Apr 2013, 4:09 PM #13
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Tylinn:Thanks for all the critiques, everyone! I tried another one with all your suggestions, and I think I'm definitely seeing better ways to improve myself now (though, it should be noted I used a reference for this one where I didn't for the last one, since I wanted to work on coloring techniques, rather than drawing).



I'll keep on trying these techniques in the future! <3


That's just terrific. I wish I could do work in digital media that looked half that natural, but unfortunately my digital work all tends to look flat and plastic-ey to me. If I want a pic to look like that, I have to do it with natural media. Love the facial expression. I always feel like it's really important to capture something... *anything*... in facial expression rather than just blank stares.
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9th Apr 2013, 1:57 AM #14
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KentuckyFriedPopcorn:One would be mad to let an offer like this pass by...!

(Disclaimer - Needless to say, I will not be offended if you choose to skip mine in favor of the inevitably better looking people who will inevitably come along)


What are you talking about? You is SO sexy!




Merci, madam! Maybe I was, back in the Paleolithic age, but these days I more resemble Tony Stark minus the good looks, the money, and the intelligence. Hey, I've got a goatee, though!
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9th Apr 2013, 12:25 AM #15
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^ This. Don't fret it. Half the charm of webcomics in general is the sense of experimentation that comes with them. Devoting tons of worry into making it all totally consistent and perfect from the start usually just means that you'll never start. My strip has gone from B&W to grey tones to fully digital to fully analog and constantly flips between B&W and color, depending on my mood and how much spare time I have. Roll with it and enjoy yourself.
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9th Apr 2013, 12:20 AM #16
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One would be mad to let an offer like this pass by...!

C'est moi:

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And yes, that's my expression all the time when I'm on the internet.

(Disclaimer - Needless to say, I will not be offended if you choose to skip mine in favor of the inevitably better looking people who will inevitably come along)
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9th Apr 2013, 12:14 AM #17
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Something that no one else has mentioned - Your character is standing stiffly in an unnatural pose. Hers are standing & sitting like normal, believable people. It contributes to the strength of the image that they look like they're "really there" as opposed to modeling a pose, if you follow.

Love your inking and colors, though. Don't change a thing in that regard. Her style is looser and more improv, which gives it a bit more dynamic punch, but that's an individual thing and not necessarily something you should try to copy.
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7th Apr 2013, 4:32 AM #18
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moizmad:THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL- Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy,
Penelope Wilton. A bunch of elderly Britons, for various personal reasons, decide to retire
to this "exotic" hotel in India. Turns out "exotic" was an ambitious interpretation of "run-down". Nevertheless they try and make the best of it while dealing with lost loves, new loves, money and health issues. Quite amusing at times altho not a really cohesive story line, but I toughed it out and award it a 2 1/2 on the Moizmeter!


We just watched that the other night! The wife and I both enjoyed it (but then again, I will basically watch Bill Nighy and Judy Dench in anything). I thought it was a good representation of expat life abroad, which isn't often presented very accurately. The trailer was a bit misleading, though, because it presented the movie as a lighthearted comedy when it was really a drama with some comedic moments.
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3rd Apr 2013, 3:47 PM #19
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I can't say much about it yet, but I *just* took the plunge and upgraded to Manga Studio 5. Expect a general bitching and griping review sometime soon.
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31st Mar 2013, 6:58 PM #20
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Bungy32:
But lately I've been doing my fun, web comic work with the iPad. I use the ArtStudio app for most of it. I can also export work from that app as a layered, .psd document if I want to do PhotoShop work with it.


Which Art Studio do you mean? I see a bunch of iPad apps all called Art Studio...
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