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Hells yeah!

Postby Miloe on Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:35 am

Fantastic! I took a test from my friend's Livejournal, discovered I'm most like Betty Bunny, read through all of Purple Pussy, clicked on the 'Keenspot' box-link in the very upper left corner of the Purple Pusy homepage, scrolled through some of the comics and their descriptions that I found there, read the one for 'Alien Dice', thought, "This is gonna be f*in' awesome", then stayed up til 1:30 reading the comic... That was Thursday. I finished it yesterday, and now after twelve hours of excellent sleep I offer my most heartfelt props and kudos.

I very much enjoyed reading your comic. I ceremoniously typed it into the little bar you type addresses into, forever cementing it into the places I go to everyday by way of clicking the down arrow...

I earnestly await the day that there's some f*in' poon-tang. Several times in reading the comic I got excited and started chanting, "Poon-tang! Poon-tang!", but to no avail. And don't worry, I don't want gratuitous, shallow, ridiculous manga-porn; I'm just a sucker for romance, and I can't wait for an 'I love you' and a picture of space or something, so I can fill in my own Danielle-Steel details to my 16-year-old-girl-heart's content...

Reading this comic made me want to start drawing my own; it made me wish I was better at drawing things like bodies and animals and backgrounds (I can draw faces, though!). And I wouldn't have said anything if it wasn't for that one comic in which you complained about a dearth of feedback. So, er, that was well played.

Cool!

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Postby Marcos on Sat Feb 07, 2004 11:30 pm

Drawing isn't the important skill for making a comic. If you can manage at least vaguely human-like shapes, you can draw a comic. Drawing a comic once a day will certainly improve your ability. The key skill is either being a good storyteller, or being able to come up with humor on a regular basis.
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Postby Syke on Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:00 pm

Yup, I've improved daily by drawing daily, you can see it in the strips, but sometimes when I'm not feeling good I don't draw as well.. I'll give a longer reply soon.
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Postby Miloe on Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:25 pm

I hope so!

Thanks for the encouragement, too... of course, I would want to make a comic and put it online, but that also requires knowing how to make websites and how to put images online and how to color comics, and all of that good stuff. I am very inept at most of those things.

Though I would like to draw some sort of fanart for Alien Dice... of course, I'd be clueless as to how to get it to anywhere (such as online or in someone's mailbox) once it was drawn in the sketch pad.

And it's amusing that the wish for a comic wasn't even the main part of my post, and it was the part that was jumped upon...

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Postby Kaasya on Sat Jul 03, 2004 8:19 pm

If you're talking pen and paper fanart....first step would be to get it scanned into the computer. If you don't have a scanner check with friends, your school if a student, the public library or one of the copy and printing places, like Kinko's.

Art done on the computer is easier. Just need to post it. Or e-mail it. Becareful of memory size of the image.....big files cause problems for e-mailing. Seems that somewhere in one of the Forums of AD, one of the AD contests it mentions proper size for images...seems fanart would be appropriate in that size.

Another webcomic I like is 9th Elsewhere. On its website http://9thelsewhere.com/
under "Extraness" is an "art process tutorial", 3 pages of helpful tips on layout and such for comics.

And for improving drawing skills there are lots of books on the subject, check a bookstore or library. The How to Draw Manga series is a good tutorial. And I agree lots of practice.
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Postby Syke on Sun Jul 04, 2004 5:50 am

D'oh.. I got distracted. I do that a lot.

Yes, I have about fifteen volumes of How to Draw Manga. ;)Including some pose resource books. That series has really helped me. Make SURE it's the one put out by Graphic-Sha. You get more for your money than the ones by Anarctic Press. (Those're decent... and give a few tips you won't find elsewhere, but overall it was better to buy the others.)

Also, there are some excellent books about anatomy that should be picked up. I don't remember who did them because I don't have any in front of me, but both have sketchy looking images on the cover, the yellow one has a lion on the front, the brown one has a human body/head on the front. ;)
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