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Xenny on Sept. 16, 2009
I haven't decided on an update schedule yet - I'm going to see how frequently I can manage it first. I'm hoping for about twice a week though.
at 8:08AM, Dec. 22, 2009
that chick has a freeky looking face
at 8:40AM, Sept. 29, 2009
Argee with Little Swan and SkyAngel! Aren't they great! The best two guys in webcomic land! I thought you put a photo on top of your drawing also. Its a real nice surrealist look to the scene.
at 10:31AM, Sept. 26, 2009
Thank you Sarah, the same could be said about you.
Xenny, you're welcome. Your encouragement means a lot to me too, so we're even. I am glad that you didn't take my comment as a criticism, because it really wasn't meant that way! I really like it the way it is, although I can understand that you'd like to keep the pen and ink feel. However, for the record, I think the way you have it at the moment is gorgeous as it is. But I will follow your artistic reign, as it is your comic, and therefore your choice. As long as you keep making it, I don't mind ^^
at 11:54AM, Sept. 19, 2009
Little Swan is just wonderful isn't she! So supportive. I have to agree with what she said about thinking that you had used photograohy in some way as the guy with the bike looks so real. It's certainly not criticism though. I like everything about this strip so far, even the layout and the written text in between, so don't panic and go changing your format too soon. Personally I like this approach, I think it suits the story matter perfectly and makes your work unique. I've read a few other graphic novels that dared to be different and they prove that if the story is a good one then the artist deserves to have full control of our perception of it; so don't feel you have to conform to tradition. It all works really well, and I'm already drawn into finding out what will happen and why the girl looks kind of haunted in that last panel.
at 11:35AM, Sept. 19, 2009
Little Swan - thanks so much for your encouragement. It means a lot. It's also very helpful to read what you said about the photograph likeness, as that's something I wanted to try and avoid! I do the panels in ink and pen on paper, and then scan them in and touch them up in Paint Shop Pro (like Photoshop but cheaper and better). I did worry that I was doing a bit too much touching up and they were losing their 'raw' feeling. I think the street picture has it and I'm pleased with that, but the guy on the bike and the girl's face in the last panel are edited far too much and have lost that edge.
I know your comment wasn't meant as a criticism, don't worry! I'm just saying it's useful because it confirmed something I was a bit worried about. It's very tempting to just keep touching up here and there on the computer with the aim of 'perfecting' things, but the risk is that you lose the natural look that the pen and ink gives. I'm going to be more careful about that from now on.
at 3:47AM, Sept. 19, 2009
I agree with jaex, it looks great. And I know what you mean about an illustrated novel... my comics are pretty much that too, hehe.
Your style is so unique, it almost looks like photographs. You're very talented.
at 5:08PM, Sept. 17, 2009
Hey. Thanks for the comment. I'm not sure if I'm going to stick with this sort of layout - I might start using a more nomal sort of strip. The reason I chose this was because it's going to be more of an illistrated novel than a comic, and this is an easy way to fit as much text in as I want. I'll see how it goes though.
As for the art - it's a combination of ink on paper, and photoshop.
at 5:01PM, Sept. 17, 2009
I'm kind of liking how the panels sort of float on the page like that. The art style is intriguing, too.