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6 days ago, 4:49 AM #1
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One week ago, 11:27 PM #2
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Result in thread: Unofficial Comics Thread
One week ago, 7:24 PM #3
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highly recommend Paper Girls. only managed to get ahold of the first couple issues but it's damn good so far. basically, it's sci-fi shenanigans starring pissed off, lethal-weapon-wielding kids from the '80s. it has a lot of great action scenes and is a good study for more vivid, saturated color schemes.
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One week ago, 6:14 PM #4
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good to see others with >10 hours, last time a thread like this went around I saw a lot of answers like "3 hours" and there was no way I was going to hop in there with my mighty 10(?)-20(?) hours...no idea how long they actually take. my perception of time is substandard and my free hand is locked on alt+tab. all I can say is that they take about twice as long when my rough sketch sucks and three times as long when my script ain't hot and there are revisions the whole way through no matter what.
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8 days ago, 6:48 PM #5
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9 days ago, 3:47 PM #6
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Lutzbug:Right before I left for college, I made a comic that I thought was incredible. I had so much fun making it and at the time, it was the best thing I’d ever drawn and written. It was my first complete comic. I was still riding the high of having created it when I moved into the dorm.

I decided to show it to a guy I was thinking about dating. He glanced at it briefly and dropped it next to him, then changed the subject. He didn’t read it at all. Not one word bubble was read; no amused little chuckles; no comment about the work I’d put in. I was a naive kid with high hopes and I wasn’t used to that kind of complete and total disinterest. I didn’t want anything to do with him after that because I was upset by his reaction and I was embarrassed to have shown something so personal to someone who didn’t respond to it.


that's soul-crushing, damn I'm so sorry that happened to you

it may not seem like a big deal to people who aren't into the creative arts but this stuff takes so much work and love, it's rough to show your work to someone and have them not care at all. full disclosure this is part of why I don't talk to people I know about my work, because this stuff is my life and there's no way anyone else would even come close to matching my intensity about it, and I know that's a me problem, not the fault of anyone else, but it would be nice if people did show enthusiasm for other people's work more
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9 days ago, 2:59 AM #7
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Boss Rush is about a cool glasses-wearing action hero/scientist who has to fight a crap ton of Big Bads to finally defeat the illuminati

edit: jamanning7 that's actually exactly it lmao
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9 days ago, 2:11 AM #8
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with strangers I can be the weird comic guy whereas people I know would have to reconcile this whole mess with the other aspects of my personality
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9 days ago, 1:51 AM #9
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one of my friends stumbled across my work because one drawing blew up in a community that they're also a part of

still chasing that attention high, but not with irl people because screw that, the only people allowed to see my extremely intimate creative work are total strangers
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29th Jul 2020, 12:17 AM #10
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JammyTheBirb:the 'hit on head, black out, wake up fine' trope


I know full well it's not realistic but I like it too much not to use it :(
sucks that people get annoyed by it. I read every story in Erowid's vaults for my drugs sequences, can't you let me take artistic liberty with severe head injuries?
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27th Jul 2020, 6:44 PM #11
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daysofsuturepast:People seem to unconsciously connect art and writing to the person who made it, which is fine when it’s a faceless stranger. ... But when they know you, as a real person, it’s like the work still has to be assimilated into your identity somehow.

this is why I don't like showing my work to people I know. my art and writing tend to be on the more effed up side of things. they ask if I'm okay and not only is that a really awkward conversation, it's annoying to have the mental health talk when I wanted to be talking about creative work.

on the other hand, the parasocial relationships that can result from total strangers reading a more intimate or emotionally charged work are also tough to deal with.
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26th Jul 2020, 3:37 AM #12
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Depends on the story you're writing. "um's" and "uh's" are natural in a slice of life, not necessarily in a high fantasy. Add slang and misspeaks as necessary, if it helps the flow or worldbuilding. A character could stammer on a significant word to signify something they're not comfortable with talking about, for example.

There's this stunning song featuring a recording of a man telling a story from his childhood. A lot of punk bands use clips from old movies or shows in their songs (especially powerviolence bands) but you can tell that this isn't scripted by the nature of the misspeaks. It's an interesting look into how we recognize and process errors. Particularly the sentence at 1:07--I'll let you guys listen for yourselves.

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23rd Jul 2020, 10:12 PM #13
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when dialogue is the focus, filling your comic with dramatic shots and strange angles can be jarring. in fact it tends to flow better when your shots are more straightforward. you can pull back and zoom in as needed with mid-shots as your "default" and insert panels that focus on significant parts of the background or objects. the objective is to show what's important in each panel, whether that's the talker's expression, the listener's expression, a gesture, an object, something in the background, or even some image that illustrates the point of what's being said.

you have the choice of using the imagery to reflect the conversation, or using the imagery to carry a separate narrative that relates to the dialogue (or any combination or subversion of these concepts). keep it visually simple but don't be afraid to experiment with your format. not to plug but almost every full page I've done is like this, you're free to check it out if you want to see how I handle dialogue-heavy pages.

good luck!

edit: this took so long for me to put down that I got ninja'd by four people including OP twice
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Result in thread: fridge died, i cried
23rd Jul 2020, 4:28 PM #14
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fridge is dead
no more bread

though the air inside stagnates
at least you'll find those old magnets
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Result in thread: two word how you doin
22nd Jul 2020, 11:51 PM #15
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kinda weird
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21st Jul 2020, 5:00 AM #16
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interesting how we have infinite money for tear gas and "non-lethal" rubber bullets but no money to help people in any way whatsoever. the history of this country indicates massive amounts of resources for violence and oppression against those who would advocate for supporting anyone not already in the upper class. and of course, the laws don't apply to the oppressors until someone manages to hold them accountable.

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20th Jul 2020, 11:13 PM #17
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here's step 1 in counterlegislation--
https://www.thenation.com/article/society/aoc-bill-federal-identification/tnamp/
(headline: A House Bill Would Require Feds to Identify Themselves)

stay safe out there.
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20th Jul 2020, 1:35 AM #18
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Matt Comics:it's basically this.

Merged Doublepost:

see?

Merged Triplepost:

I told you.


how deep does this go
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16th Jul 2020, 3:48 PM #19
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15th Jul 2020, 8:31 PM #20
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terribly sorry if this is too far, will replace with something more pleasant and less drug-related if needed

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