Wednesday Night Comic Creators Club 001: October 2008


#1

Hi guys, welcome to our first Wednesday Night Comic Creators Club thread.
(it is an experiment, after all, so I hope we get at least one reply)

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:
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[li]One panel Strip [/li][li]Three to Four Panel Strips[/li][li]Comic Book [/li][/ul]Think of it of a club within the forum for people who WANT to do comics.

GENERAL RULES:
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[li]Every Wednesday night a new week long thread will be posted on the CGTalk Daily Sketch Forum called:[color=darkorange]Wednesday Night Comic Creators Club XXX: MONTH YEAR [/li]

This will be the CORE thread, created by the moderator, (that would be me)
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[ul]
[li]You can post on the core thread anything you want as long as it related a to a sequential art idea[/li][li]If yo ualready have a web comic, well SHOW IT to us…[/li][li]WIP entries should be on the artists WIP thread. This thread might be hosted on the WIP forum OR…the Member SKETCH Collection [/li][li]This is a thread to allow creators to have fun so please feel free post your Comments[/li][/ul]IF and only IF we gather enough interest we might start doing voting for:
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[li]Best Writing [/li][li]Best Story [/li][li]Best Art[/li][li]Most Updates[/li][li]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[/li][/ul]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

PS
I would like to thank all who contributed to ideas to this concept.
Specially Kirt, Andrewley, Erilaz, Enayla and Supervlieg.


#2

This thread inspired me to make a comic. A bad one, but one nevertheless! Thanks Roberto, this is a really cool idea.

Anyway, this was just a silly little foray into the comic book thing, I might try and make some gritty noire stuff. Or, y’know, try.

By the way, anyone know any good vertex graphics software. I used flash for this one, just cause it’s the only graphics program that delivers the extremely clean, smooth look I like, but I kind of felt dirty afterwards. Dunno why, it just felt cheap and un-something or other.


#3

Nice strip!,

And to answer your question about other options for vector software.

You could use Adobe illustrator, but Flash is used A LOt for professional artwork.
And it is a proven program for vector animation.

-R


#4

cowtrix, I like your idea!

I hope not to offend anyone with the strips below…

no.1

no.2

no.3

The most difficult thing for me is creating dinamic movements… and drawing things which don´t induce illness to the viewer. It`ll get better!
I like the idea of this thread! I just don´t understand why to limit it to a week?
Also I think it would be more interesting if the creators were fed with topics, much like the DS.
Anyway thanks for opening this thread!

[Sorry for the long post. I don´t know how to post img´s in a row]


#5

Welcome to the fold.

Well guys this thread is open ALL WEEK, so you may post at any time.

I will post a new thread next Wednesday Night


#6

hey Roberto,

what about storyboarding? I am not very focused on comic book creation, but have some stories I would love to fit into storyboards maybe, to work on my cinematographycal goals :slight_smile:
With the windowed page format, it can somehow fit into the comics area imho.


#7

Go ahead…

The core focus is storytelling


#8

and you can import Illustrator into Flash (if I am not mistaken)


#9

Anyway here’s a little teaser of the kind of stuff I want to do…


#10

Pushing the limits of sequential art…

I think professionals do the ink first. Then color it. Hence sketching then drawing with a good pen is not a bad idea in my eyes.


#11

Hi, Roberto! Brilliant idea!
I have one question- If I want to do some kind of comic book with one long story (many pages) - should I just post here my pages one by one?


#12

Update 2:

I’m trying to avoid it, but eventually I’m going to have to stick a face to the characters. I just gotta think up one…


#13

Cool. I’m going to have to scan some of my sketches… perhaps vector-ink them…


#14

That would be ideal…
All tipes of sequential art are welcome.
The idea of this thread is to create an artificial deadline (every Wednesday Night).

In the case of people doing graphic novels it can help motivate a person to finish a book.


#15

Just looking at that dialogue the day after: I’m going to need to rewrite most of that…


#16

It’s not much, but here’s what I’ve got so far, only 2/6 panels (6 hrs)… will finish in the next two days.


#17

Wow that looks awesome!
Your stle has really evolved.
Looking forward to more.

-R


#18

say, will discussions of our story plans, and comments be held elsewhere?

The core focus is storytelling

so, if i have more words than pictures, ie illustration for story. will that be allowed?


#19

Fine by me


#20

Thanks Roberto!

Here’s my submission (16hrs, Illustrator, Photoshop, Wacom). It’s my first non-parodic, finished comic.