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If anything could happen...what would you like to see come from your work here?!?
ipokino at 9:13AM, Dec. 9, 2008
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We all have very different ideas of why we post our work here on DrunkDuck. Some of us just want to be ‘cool’ with the other kids in school, or want to make a bit of money, or be ‘found’ and hired to become the next Frank Miller! Who knows. What do you wish for when you see your comic come up in the search?

Myself, I don't worry about money too much, or being ‘found’ because frankly, my comic uses so much of my time and creative energy, I'm not good for much else. I had to give up another title which I really liked, because I was invested in this one. However, I have a fantasy about what could come…

I started reading comics in the late 1970's about the time I joined the Air Force (military barracks…lots of time on hands in foreign country…ect) and immediately ran into the X-Men which had just ushered Chris Claremont on board. I quickly became a huge fan and admirer of Mr. Claremont. If I had anything to wish for with Robot Wars–I would wish that Chris Claremont would pay it a visit and leave me a comment…that would sooooo rock!
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Custard Trout at 10:18AM, Dec. 9, 2008
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I hope to work my way up to ruler of the planet. It seemed like such a simple plan:

1. Make webcomic.

2. Conquer Earth.

I haven't made it to step one yet.
Hey buddy, you should be a Russian Cosmonaut, and here's why.
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Hyena H_ll at 10:35AM, Dec. 9, 2008
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Honestly, I just want as many people as possible to read it. Posting it online seemed like a better way to get a bigger audience than my previous strategy of harrassing everyone I know to buy a printed copy.

If anything could happen, of course I'd like to do this for a living. But I don't think that's a particularly unique hope.

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usedbooks at 10:55AM, Dec. 9, 2008
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I originally imagined my story as a TV series. In fact, my concept pages collected dust for a while as just a pipe dream (imagining an artist would magically appear and bring it to life) until I finally convinced myself to try to “bring it to life” myself even sans any art ability.

So, if anything could happen, it would be for that TV series to magically take form – or for an artist to take an interest in my story and redraw it properly from my crude storyboards. That would be pretty amazing and completely impossible.

Of course, that is not why I post my comic here. I post it here so my friends can see it (since we no longer live in the same town). I write only as a hobby and am not an artist by any stretch, so I have no dreams or even desires to pursue comicking. (I don't even read any non-web comics, aside from a single manga series.)
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Product Placement at 11:24AM, Dec. 9, 2008
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Similarly to usedbooks, I myself have few ideas for a TV show. I have for example a very detailed idea for an 3-4 season long adventure show. Possibly in cartoon form but in that case I would have to tone it down a bit to make it more PG.

At the moment I'm writing a silly just-for-the-fun-of-it stick figure comic. One day if I find a talented artist though I'd start a bigger more serious story. I just really hope it's not one of those pipe dreams that'll never come true.

Edit: Oh I forgot. I'm at the moment writing a play that I'm gonna try to sell out. If that works then who knows? I might be a step closer to my dream of creating a decent show for you guys to watch.
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NickGuy at 11:57AM, Dec. 9, 2008
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ipokino
We all have very different ideas of why we post our work here on DrunkDuck. Some of us just want to be ‘cool’ with the other kids in school, or want to make a bit of money, or be ‘found’ and hired to become the next Frank Miller!

hey who told you what i want?


in all seriousness, my first goal was to make a comic I found worthy of print. Ive done that and Ive put it on the web. my next step is to gather it and self publish it as a book and im working on that right now. my thrid step is to whore the hell out of my book and make some money and maybe option it off to image or dark horse.

“Kung Fu Komix IS…hardcore martial art action all the way. 8/10” -Harkovast
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“Kung Fu Komix is..told with all the stupid exuberance of the genre it parodies” -The Real Macabre
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 12:58PM, Dec. 9, 2008
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Have more extravagant idears.
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I have a gun. It's really powerful. Especially against living things.
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Aurora Borealis at 4:28PM, Dec. 9, 2008
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I have several goals…

First, I'd love to be able to tell all the stories that are sitting in my head. there's around 80 of these noted down on paper, although some of these are actually a series of various stories, so the actual number is much greater most likely.

To do that, I'd need to do two things: get fast enough to produce large amount of pages every month (otherwise I'll run out of lifetime to tell all the stories) and find some independent financing, hopefully by selling enough selfpublished trades/graphic novels through places like indyplanet.

(after seeing various articles on how difficult it is to make it in traditional printed comics it seems more and more like the way to go).
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Hyena H_ll at 5:02PM, Dec. 9, 2008
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After some consideration… uh, can I change my answer to: “I would like a harem of exotic women, and legion of sychophantic minions to do my bidding?” I mean, comics can get you that stuff, right?
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harkovast at 5:26PM, Dec. 9, 2008
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I'd like to be able to live off writing my comic.
If that could be my full time career, that would be awesome.
So any rich excentric millionaires reading this, if you want to hire me to write it, I promise to post a lot more often!

For more Harkovast related goings on, go to the Harkovast Forum
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machinehead at 5:29PM, Dec. 9, 2008
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Two words, Chicks man. I'm doin this for the poon. Chicks dig a guy who draws crude cow comics. Oh wait i'm married and my wife doesn't really give a shit. What the hell am I doing here?
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kyupol at 6:44PM, Dec. 9, 2008
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To me, its more about getting out to people.

Similar to the reason why people post their own homemade videos in youtube or newgrounds or any of those other sites.

Its more like a blog. But its in pictures and its not exactly about real life. Its a fictional story with certain emotions and ideas embedded into it.

At the same time its a way of entertaining myself. Video games and books get boring. People get boring. Need a change of activity.


But on the other hand, I don't wanna be on the top 50. It makes me nervous for some reason. I dunno it must be just my personality. If maybe I happened to be a radio talk show host or a musician, I don't think I'd be pushing to the sky no matter how many people would listen to me. But maybe with a little encouragement from the outside, I'd do it. lol

Anyway, I'm content with my comic the way it is. Which it fluctuates anywhere from 100-300 in rank (considering there's more than 15,000 comics in drunkduck already).
NOW UPDATING!!!
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Skullbie at 6:53PM, Dec. 9, 2008
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Offshore impossible fantasies eh? I want to go to a comic convention and sell my printed comic, then have some actually attractive babe(at a comic convention) seductively drag me into the bathrooms(totally doesn't have a mile-long line) and pull me into a vacant stall (because the bathroom is empty and doesn't smell like a thousand unwashed nerds used it) and ask my autograph.(hot)
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Djeinus at 7:41PM, Dec. 9, 2008
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For the heck of it! And to get myself to do things on time. I have completely failed at that…
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Croi Dhubh at 10:38PM, Dec. 9, 2008
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I just want people to read it and get a lot of enjoyment out of it. I'm not interested in making a living out of it or anything.

An Internet meme would be cool, though
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json at 10:53PM, Dec. 9, 2008
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2 reasons.
1) i want people to read this piece of chaos i have created with the help of my friends. the story is silly and there are enough lame and ridiculous jokes for it to be funny, even if you are not a geek. i just want more and more people to read it and have a good laugh. oh, and more readers to participate in my stupid mothly “readers' suggestions” crap i like to do.

2) i just want to finish the “Powerjeff” story already. this legacy has haunted me for over a decade and is the living testament that i never finish anything. i get really close, and turn my back on it to start something new i'll never finish. this is my chance to finally complete this saga, and start a new era of accomplishment instead of half-assedness.
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Druchii at 1:26AM, Dec. 10, 2008
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Well, initially, I want to be able to complete the story I have so far, but ultimately, I wanted to re-do the story in flash animated form, complete with voice work, music, the works. I wanted to post each issue as it's own webisode.

I guess I just don't want to have a normal job. :)
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BffSatan at 1:44AM, Dec. 10, 2008
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I just want to make something that somebody somewhere in the world enjoys.

Also I am a bit of an atention whore.
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Katch at 2:03AM, Dec. 10, 2008
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I wanted to get my ideas out on paper, it's really more of a challenge for me because i've always been terrible at drawing out a story. When i get better at it (practice dammit o_e ) maybe i'll work on getting my stuff looked at ^^
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ozoneocean at 2:34AM, Dec. 10, 2008
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Well a movie would be nice- catapult my creation into the pop-culture stratosphere and make it a household name for 15 minutes or so… That'd be nice

Heh, buuuut that's not happening any time soon :)
Maybe one day, maybe not.
 
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Aurora Borealis at 3:25AM, Dec. 10, 2008
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Oh, I forgot to add… making money in my case would be easier as I live in a place where you could easily live for 500$ a month (nothing extravagant though, but the bills would be paid, food would be bought etc.) So a sale of 100-200 books a month (talking trades/graphic novels here) would make it possible for me to live from that :D

And since we're getting into more extravagant ideas… my own print-on-demand company that'd be big enough to hire translators in several languages so that I could sell my books all over the world without relying on local publishers :D

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Ironscarfs Ghost at 4:23AM, Dec. 10, 2008
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I hope to get Ozone's stapler…when he's not looking.

shhhhh…..
Er……..boo!
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ipokino at 7:14AM, Dec. 10, 2008
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Hyena H_ll
After some consideration… uh, can I change my answer to: “I would like a harem of exotic women, and legion of sychophantic minions to do my bidding?” I mean, comics can get you that stuff, right?

Umm–if you make a comic…can't you just ‘create’ your lovely little harem of bounteous bouncing beauty. It may not be ‘real’ but it can be satisfying nontheless!

Skullbie
Offshore impossible fantasies eh? I want to go to a comic convention and sell my printed comic, then have some actually attractive babe(at a comic convention) seductively drag me into the bathrooms(totally doesn't have a mile-long line) and pull me into a vacant stall (because the bathroom is empty and doesn't smell like a thousand unwashed nerds used it) and ask my autograph.(hot)

Why is this so impossible? If I was a cute, single, nerdy, comicbookish gal, I'd be in line for ya!
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bravo1102 at 7:39AM, Dec. 10, 2008
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The Nobel Prize for Literature, and tons of other awards in the SF/Fantasy world.

No, not really. Just to get my stories written and out there and hopefully someone, somewhere, reading and enjoying it.

So occasionally I google my other comic title (The title is a word I coined, so it's easy, any mention refers to MY Story {I am a god! lol! Gets out pin to deflate ego} ) and see where it has popped up. (WTF? Germany? I read German so I know the guy liked it! I'm international! lol! )

Attention whore? Former class clown, fast with the reparte. C'est Moi
Yeah I plead guilty. Hell, I also plead for readers. ;)

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Hyena H_ll at 8:33AM, Dec. 10, 2008
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Umm–if you make a comic…can't you just ‘create’ your lovely little harem of bounteous bouncing beauty. It may not be ‘real’ but it can be satisfying nontheless!


Can I quote you on that next time my shrink tells me that “drawing stuff” is not a substitute for living a functional and fully-adjusted life? Of course, she's also all the time tellin' me that I probably ought to shift my focus from “obtaining harem” to “obtaining gainful employment”. Pssht.
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mattchee at 2:32PM, Dec. 10, 2008
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My initial goal was to get my stuff read by folks who want to read it.

Seems like that's happening.

So mission accomplished.

Next step: Get it optioned for the next mega-budget Zach Snyder block buster. We're in talks. Well. I'm in talks. No one's really talking to me. Really… I haven't done much talking either. No one to talk to really.
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ozoneocean at 6:50PM, Dec. 10, 2008
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I want my stuff made by Uwe Boll! Staring Brittany Spears! And Claude Van Damme! :)
 
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DAJB at 12:45AM, Dec. 11, 2008
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All I'm really aiming to do at the moment is to get Shades finished, so I can then tackle the next big hurdle of getting a print version made. I know print is not considered essential by a lot of webcomickers but Shades was written with a view to it being read in one stretch and, to my mind, that's just so much easier with a nicely bound dead tree in your hands!

I suppose if "anything could happen" I'd then want that nicely bound dead tree to make me millions. But I'm not counting on it!
:D
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Senshuu at 3:05AM, Dec. 11, 2008
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I put my comics up here as mirrors in an attempt to get more exposure/readership from a comic-specific community. I feel a little more motivated to get pages done when people here respond. :D I enjoy making the pages greatly, but I also enjoy other people enjoying them.

As for why I make comics in the first place… storytelling + art. I want to do them, and I want to do them well. I have to have at least one memorable sequential story before I die.
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Katsu at 5:39AM, Dec. 11, 2008
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I often joke with my husband that my comic will become an animated movie and Ayumi Hamasaki will sing the movie's theme. She's doing it for the Dragon Ball movie, she can do it for an unknown comic's movie someday too. haha!

Honestly, I draw comics because I enjoy drawing the pages and putting them up for my friends to read. I'm surprised others who I don't know enjoy the comic and send me comments. :3 I do kinda want to be invited to an anime con as a guest someday…but that's my little dream.




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