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Schwinnz
06-11-2005, 08:09 AM
Lately I have a lot of things happening to me that I'd like to give an outlet to, same things for opinions. I want to start a serie based on me and my friends, romanced of course, not only making some fun stuff for the sake of it but more serious things too, funny or not.

I don't feel like doing superheroes or another game or tech comic like the other 2000 out there tho.. far from it.

Do you guys think it would be interesting to anyone ? Any ideas ? (I never did any of that stuff)

stepington
06-11-2005, 08:15 AM
YES! There are many many good comics out there based in realism. To me they are more powerful than escapist fantacies. Go for it!

check out "Blankets" (http://www.popmatters.com/comics/blankets.shtml) by Craig Thompson - it's worth the experiance.
Blankets is rumored to have a film signed to it. Be one of the few to flip your head back and say, "Oh, I read that long before it was a film.":wise: I heard it's going to be live action with animated flashbacks.

I hope you share what you come up with.:)

paperclip
06-11-2005, 11:08 AM
If you're thinking of selling it, I'd consider whether or not the topic is relevant to other people! Action /anime /etc are popular because they are 'neutral' subjects, but when you get into more personal stuff (which is great, done well), it's sort of hit and miss. That's why you don't see too much of that sort of thing out there.
However, because there isn't much out there, if it does well, yours will capture a lot of the market!
Having said that, I think this sounds like an interesting concept and I'd like to see where this goes.

Ilikesoup
06-11-2005, 02:52 PM
Definitely do it! The webcomics I read (daily) are of the "reality based, funny friends" variety. Here's a sample:

Questionable Content (http://www.questionablecontent.net/)
Return to Sender (http://rts.lunistice.com/index.html)
Scary Go Round (http://www.scarygoround.com/)

About 10 years ago I did a 4-page comic about a rabbit being interviewed for a corporate job. I disliked my job at the time but hated going for interviews even more. The comic was just my way of dealing with that situation and trying to find the humor in it, so I understand where you're coming from. Will you be posting your work here on CGTalk?

Schwinnz
06-11-2005, 09:00 PM
Thanks for your encouragements !

I'll start working on it this week. Sure will post it here. :)

If it ever interests someone I could do some money with it maybe.. not my goal tho !

Rye
06-12-2005, 01:45 AM
Be one of the few to flip your head back and say, "Oh, I read that long before it was a film.":wise:

Pretty hillarious how that somehow makes us feel cool. Same as when we say "Oh, I was listening to this band long before they were on the radio" Nobody really cares, but we say it anyway.

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