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  01 January 2009
Wednesday Night Comic Creators Club 014: January 7 - 13 2008

Wednesday Night Comic Creators Club 013: December 31 2008 - January 6 2008
Hi guys, welcome to the Wednesday Night Comic Creators Club thread.


The idea of this series of week long threads is to be an incubator for your sequential
art ideas. This mean you can post ANYTHING that will facilitate the creation of your comic. (This means ideas, scripts, Concept Art, Finished art ) for:
  • One panel Strip
  • Three to Four Panel Strips
  • Comic Book
  • Storyboards (NEW!)
Think of it of a club within the forum for people who WANT to do comics.

GENERAL RULES:
  • Every Wednesday night a new week long thread will be posted on the CGTalk Daily Sketch Forum called:Wednesday Night Comic Creators Club XXX: MONTH YEAR


    This will be the CORE thread, created by the moderator, (that would be me)

  • You can post on the core thread anything you want as long as it related a to a sequential art idea
  • If yo ualready have a web comic, well SHOW IT to us..
  • WIP entries should be on the artists WIP thread. This thread might be hosted on the WIP forum OR...the Member SKETCH Collection
  • This is a thread to allow creators to have fun so please feel free post your Comments
IF and only IF we gather enough interest we might start doing voting for:
  • Best Writing
  • Best Story
  • Best Art
  • Most Updates
  • Most Views (IE Highest ratings: I want to keep track on who has been getting the highest number of hits on the WIP thread for the comic...more on this later
Keep this in mind.
A monthly comic book has 24 pages. And in order to have enough material for a graphic novel you should need to do 6 issues of a comic.

24 * 6 = 144 pages

This is why most pros do a at least a page a day.

And please if you do comic book, do it in multiple of 2.
Wednesday Night Comic Creators Club 010: December 10 - 16 2008
Hi guys, welcome to the Wednesday Night Comic Creators Club thread.


The idea of this series of week long threads is to be an incubator for your sequential
art ideas. This mean you can post ANYTHING that will facilitate the creation of your comic. (This means ideas, scripts, Concept Art, Finished art ) for:
  • One panel Strip
  • Three to Four Panel Strips
  • Comic Book
  • Storyboards (NEW!)
Think of it of a club within the forum for people who WANT to do comics.

GENERAL RULES:
  • Every Wednesday night a new week long thread will be posted on the CGTalk Daily Sketch Forum called:Wednesday Night Comic Creators Club XXX: MONTH YEAR


    This will be the CORE thread, created by the moderator, (that would be me)

  • You can post on the core thread anything you want as long as it related a to a sequential art idea
  • If yo ualready have a web comic, well SHOW IT to us..
  • WIP entries should be on the artists WIP thread. This thread might be hosted on the WIP forum OR...the Member SKETCH Collection
  • This is a thread to allow creators to have fun so please feel free post your Comments
IF and only IF we gather enough interest we might start doing voting for:
  • Best Writing
  • Best Story
  • Best Art
  • Most Updates
  • Most Views (IE Highest ratings: I want to keep track on who has been getting the highest number of hits on the WIP thread for the comic...more on this later
Keep this in mind.
A monthly comic book has 24 pages. And in order to have enough material for a graphic novel you should need to do 6 issues of a comic.

24 * 6 = 144 pages

This is why most pros do a at least a page a day.

And please if you do comic book, do it in multiple of 2.



My advice, KEEP IT SIMPLE

If you think you can't to a full comic book, do a 3 - 4 panel
newspaper strip. 5 - 10 updates a month are more than enough in my book.
And if you are going to do a comic book, do short stories first , since they usually have
4 to 6 pages. Think Twilight Zone, Tales from the Crypt or Amazing Stories for inspiration.
Good luck

-R



My advice, KEEP IT SIMPLE

If you think you can't to a full comic book, do a 3 - 4 panel
newspaper strip. 5 - 10 updates a month are more than enough in my book.
And if you are going to do a comic book, do short stories first , since they usually have
4 to 6 pages. Think Twilight Zone, Tales from the Crypt or Amazing Stories for inspiration.
Good luck

-R
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  01 January 2009
The great soup chronicles - chapter 2

Most of my comics up till now have been pretty static so I thought I'd try something a little more dynamic.
Here is my latest comic, as well as the ruff draft.

Last edited by TemperalVision : 01 January 2009 at 10:59 PM.
 
  01 January 2009
The Thrilling Conclusion



No more comics about soup. I promise.
 
  01 January 2009
I havn't had much work lately so I've spent alot of time on my comics. 3 in one day!


 
  01 January 2009
Trying out a 4 panel and stretching my angles. Not thrilled with it, but it's practice all the same.


Last edited by RedPeril : 01 January 2009 at 12:40 AM.
 
  01 January 2009
had nothing to do...

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  01 January 2009
Hey TemperalVision,

I really like that last one. The facial expression along with the "What the hell am I even looking at?!" is just great!
 
  01 January 2009
Thanks Mu.
As this comic suggest, I havn't been working so all I've been doing with my free time is draw and work on these comics. Sorry if I'm posting to much.

 
  01 January 2009
@TemperalVision: wow, you got a lot of installments this time. Funny & good stuff man! I like the bambi one
@RedPeril: HAH HAH, I've done something like that! It ends up worse, heh. Funny piece!
@Creeto: Funny. Nice work, neat looking style.

FINALY finished this episode I've been working on!
27 hrs (total for all panels): Illustrator+Photoshop+Wacom.
 
  01 January 2009
*Congrats on the completion Frenzi! Fire-breathing killer bunnies, I love it! Impressive combination of software in it's making, could you give a quick outline of what parts you credit to which programs?

*Temp, I've been wondering, are you using Flash to achieve that style?

*Cute, Cree. That style stands out.
 
  01 January 2009
Originally Posted by RedPeril: *Congrats on the completion Frenzi! Fire-breathing killer bunnies, I love it! Impressive combination of software in it's making, could you give a quick outline of what parts you credit to which programs?
Thanks! It's mostly created in Illustrator with the Wacom tablet (a 9x6 inch drawing -surface model). For the most part I sketch the whole comic sequence out on paper by hand. Then I scan it and clean it up in Photoshop. Then I open that file in Illustrator and put it on it's own layer in the background to use as a reference. I'll REDRAW the whole thing in Illustrator with the Wacom tablet. THEN, I'll "export" that file back into Photoshop for final publishing (because Illustrator always does weird things with color-formating and dimensions during final outputs). I'll make minor text adjustments and get the size and dimensions corrected.

On rare occasions I'll print directly from Illustrator (I usually print these comics out and make posters and place-mats. I'll print a 48 page book when I get enough episodes), but only if I can get the spooling-interface (usually some sort of Efi Fiery application) preferences set right or when the person printing knows how to use Illustrator. In fact, this latest episode gave me serious headaches because my computer is not powerful enough to "export" as a Photoshop file @ 300dpi (this particular episode was very processor intensive due to the hundreds of layers and that lab-rabbit cage). So either Ill have to take the file to work and see if I can get the computers there to export it or I'm stuck outputting from Illustrator.

Last edited by FRENZIEDmind : 01 January 2009 at 07:48 AM.
 
  01 January 2009
Quote:
Temp, I've been wondering, are you using Flash to achieve that style?


Well all my comics up too and including the ones about soup were done entirely in photoshop using a wacom tablet. This sucks for this style of comic mainly because I was trying to acheave a vector graphics style without useing any vector graphics. However I switched over to Illustrator for the "Bambie" comic and have been using it ever since. You can reely tell the differance in the quality of the line work.

My work flow is pretty much identicle to what frenziedmind described: I scan in the pencil work, bring it into illustrator, then start tracing over it, makeing refinements where needed. I do almost everything in illustrator now with a few exeptions where I bring it into photoshop to get a desired effect that can't be done in illustrator.


Quote: In fact, this latest episode gave me serious headaches because my computer is not powerful enough to "export" as a Photoshop file @ 300dpi (this particular episode was very processor intensive due to the hundreds of layers and that lab-rabbit cage).


I ran into a simular problem with my "shoping" comic because of all the layers of milk cartons in the background. I ended up exporting it to Photoshop by breaking it up into several different "export layers" and then reasemble it in photoshop(where I then added a nice blur/de-saturate effect)
BTW - Love the bunnies! So cool.

There is a pdf output I'm playing around with in illustrator. It retains all the vector information so it allows for high-detailed output with low file sizes. Plus you can zoom in for a close-up look if you want!

This is part of a comic I'm working on right now.

http://www.2-thumbsdown.com/Sketches/Panel_1_test.pdf

psst-----don't look to closely cuz there are some fo those "output artifacts" that frenzied minds descrided.

Last edited by TemperalVision : 01 January 2009 at 09:30 AM.
 
  01 January 2009
Originally Posted by TemperalVision: BTW - Love the bunnies! So cool.
Thanks!

Originally Posted by TemperalVision: I ended up exporting it to Photoshop by breaking it up into several different "export layers" and then reasemble it in photoshop
That's a great idea! I'll export each panel separately and put them all together in Photoshop. Good info man, thanks.
 
  01 January 2009
I got surprise for all for the next big thread...

-R
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