Hey y'all, me and my team are putting together a book about a character me and danielthecreator made up together. It's a mystical three-eyed cat that takes people on spiritual journeys they don't want to go on. They often learn nothing and end up worse for wear. Also on board are talents Shane Mellisse and Skribble This
A pledge would mean a load, but If you're short on cash and like what we're doing, spamming this link to peeps that like cats, toilet humour, psychedelica and comcis would also be really appreciated!
Good thread idea! I'm pretty inconsistent with them but occasionally satisfied. I gotta agree with the Grapple Seed guy, I know that my speech bubbles generally were better-fitted (if not scrappier) when done by hand, but I've gotten lazy.
When doing it in Photoshop (I dunno what the equivalent in GIMP is) I use a layer property called "stroke" which essentially creates an outline. combining this with a lasso (whichever kind) is an easy way of doing them. Sticking an additional outline (as a layer underneath, and only on the bubble, not the speech tail, or whatever you'd call that) can make it look kinda nice too.
Trying to get back in the swing of some character animation, so made another gif. I thought i'd try drawing it from scratch with the tablet as an experiment, but i'm definitely quicker with pen and paper. Could have done with some in-betweens but...eh.
Looks like you're already a lil' swamped, but I'll try and crawl my way in early. Petty Beach is 26 pages, but alas Brocko 'N Frens is a mere 14. Or 15 if you include the cover - which I feel contains obscure enough a cinema reference for me to be amused by.
Do pop a message if you do ever get round to looking at it/them :)
Sajan Rai:Currently have picked up The Dice Man, again.
That is one of two books to make me laugh out loud on some form of public transit. Easily one of the funniest things I've ever read. Thrilled to hear others enjoy The Dice Man! ...And have heard of it, for that matter.
Aah. Hilarious, shocking, insightful. Did you ever try being a Dice man? I gave it a shot some years back, I keep a dice with me a lot but I haven't tried picked it up as a habit again yet (I'm not implying using it in exploits resembling those of Rhinehart's)
I've yet to read any Flannery o' Connor, Zippi_Bird. Will have to look out for her books next time I'm out shoplifting.
(I kid, I don't shoplift. Street urchins do that for me)
I read 'Cat's Cradle' by Kurt Vonnegut recently, and really enjoyed it. It's bizarre, hilarious, stupid, kinda dark and pretty awe-inspiring. Recommended to anyone that likes my comics. I also found this by the author, some nice tips on writing. Currently have picked up The Dice Man, again.
Hey, I dunno if danielthecreator has posted about this already, but we're putting together a free newspaper comic for the July London Film and Comic Con. We're funding it through adverts, but we want as much as possible for those adverts to be comic-related. The plan is to produce 2000 for our first issue (which we're distributing at the convention) and the advert spaces we're offering are:
I think yeah - just share it with your friends and followers more. I tend to link my pages (on the rare instances I actually do them, eurgh) on my Facebook page, then share that on my timeline. When I remember, I share on Twitter too. If a photo isn't embedded in the link (as sometimes happens) just add one - people are more likely to click on something if there's an image attached.
Ahah. Pretty nice. I like the backgrounds, don't see much but I get a feeling of the town/time of day etc. I guess if I were to be nitpicky, i'd say maintain the typical thing of backgrounds being a lot more detailed than the character art, only in the last panel, I guess the car's interior looks a bit strange against the kid's Dad. That's me fishing for critique though, it's great.
I've put up the first page of Petty Beach chapter 2. It opens with some predictable antics.
Something I'm working on at the moment. Poster? Future cover? Future sleeve? I don't freaking know. I just felt like drawing big the other day, so I did. It may actually be more finished than I think...but I'm gonna re-do the awful splots at the top, and do something about the buildings in the background (some shading with the medium blue mebbe?) put some patterns on her clothe and also replace my font with some hand-written stuff. I'm thinking Roger Dean rip-off style (but as legible as I can get it) This has made me want to start paying more attention to shadows detail etc, which is cool.
huge fan of the shading on this. Makes me wanna pick up a brush again. I can see this stuff looking really beautiful printed. The bottom panels in particular have brilliant tonal variety in them. Can't honestly pick out any faults...I suppose the train conductor looks a little roboty...but I figured that was intentional? Plus I imagine they had to be stiff and on their best behavior. Keep up the good work.
Today's Childish Butt-Vomit is the second page of Brocko 'n Frens. Brocko continues explaining his master plan to Barnabus Buggles the Bear.
Was up til about 6am putting together my first ever zine on the computer. Needed a name for it. Blurted out a few ideas with Dan before got to Childish Butt Vomit. I dunno if it was the tiredness or what, but It had us in stitches. So I stuck with it.
Holy crap that's awesome Tibbitz. Are you using a dry ink brush? Really nice style. You've managed to seperate the characters, background and posters wonderfully. I wonder what it'd look like if the background lines were in a different colour, but I'm sure you've messed around with that kinda thing already. Big fan of the composition too - great work.
I'm putting up a story about school shenanigans in all new Childish Butt-Vomit. It's about a Lizard, Bear and Baby Seal.
Kablamzors! 4-colour risograph print. It kinda has two covers, the stripped-back one, and the sleeve which, when folded, reads "childish butt vomit BEACH", which amuses me greatly. Also, it can be purchased here.