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What the heck should my new sprite comic be?
BlkKnight at 9:11PM, Jan. 31, 2010
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Something original works.
That's “Dr. BlkKnight” to all of you.
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Darth Mongoose at 8:51AM, Feb. 1, 2010
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Why not make your own pixel graphics from scratch? Or get out a pencil and paper and draw something? You could make an original comic with original characters and your own storyline! It's great! Try it!
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SwinS at 11:03AM, Feb. 1, 2010
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Making your own sprites is wicked fun, you should totally try! I'm totally in favor of trying something original. ; P
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I Am The 1337 Master at 3:07PM, Feb. 1, 2010
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Go pokemon GO!!!


Umm…


Pokemon: Go Lame! (jokes on how dumb the new pokemon is)
Mario: And Luigi kicks his ass
Kirby: Kirby and the amazing man of many kirbs
LoZ: (this is?)
Metroid: I be smexy beast


All of those were supposed to be funny. Come up with a point to the comic before the title or everything you do will be “guess work”
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Metruis at 7:59PM, Feb. 1, 2010
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Okay, you know what? THIS is how you make a comic.

STEP ONE: Come up with a plot.
STEP TWO: Decide which medium of art would be best to tell your story/jokes/whatever.

Not

STEP ONE: Decide you want to make a sprite comic becuase you're too lazy to draw.
STEP TWO: Find a plot.

I'm not dissing sprites here, because they are appropriate for some comics (8-bit Theatre comes to mind) but when you tell a story, you should chose a medium of art best suited to telling that story… not making a story fit your medium.

Writing should come first!
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Blood zx at 8:13PM, Feb. 1, 2010
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Metruis
Okay, you know what? THIS is how you make a comic.

STEP ONE: Come up with a plot.
STEP TWO: Decide which medium of art would be best to tell your story/jokes/whatever.

Not

STEP ONE: Decide you want to make a sprite comic becuase you're too lazy to draw.
STEP TWO: Find a plot.

I'm not dissing sprites here, because they are appropriate for some comics (8-bit Theatre comes to mind) but when you tell a story, you should chose a medium of art best suited to telling that story… not making a story fit your medium.

Writing should come first!

Whenever I try to draw, it just really fails.
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Metruis at 10:54PM, Feb. 1, 2010
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No one starts by drawing masterpieces. ;) You have to practice to get good at art. But as I said… I'm not dissing sprites… I have a sprite comic myself. =P I'm just saying, fit the art to your story, not the story to your art.
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lothar at 1:29AM, Feb. 2, 2010
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apply this same way of thinking to music.

“well i dont know how to play an instument. but i wanna start a band. now what kinda music should we play. maybe country. maybe regae. maybe classical. i dont realy know but it needs to be easy as all hell ”

GO BACK THREE SPACES !
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Darth Mongoose at 8:44AM, Feb. 2, 2010
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Blood zx
Whenever I try to draw, it just really fails.

Practice.
Practice, practice, PRACTICE!!!

Don't make a comic for the sake of making a comic. Make a comic because it's a medium you enjoy working in and you have a really good idea which you want to make happen, or some really funny jokes you want to tell.

If you really, absolutely can't draw well because you have no hand-eye coordination or whatever, then there are plenty of other ways to make art. Sprites can be made from scratch with even just mspaint with a little effort, or you could make one of those 3d model comics, or work with vector graphics, or take photos of people or action figures or little cardboard models.
If you are dedicated to making a quality comic, then you will find the means. How well it comes out depends on how much effort you put in on your end.

Comics are very labour-intensive. I don't advise making them unless you're really passionate and have ideas that you think would work best in the medium of sequential art. If you have a story idea, but don't like making comics, then write it as prose, or make a game of it or something instead.
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Kroatz at 4:44PM, Feb. 3, 2010
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Darth Mongoose
Don't make a comic for the sake of making a comic. Make a comic because it's a medium you enjoy working in and you have a really good idea which you want to make happen, or some really funny jokes you want to tell.

I agree with Darth Mongoose on this one, I have tried making comics for the sake of making comics and it just doesn't work…

I do encourage making comics though… and I have some ideas:
1- Make a comic about the Wii, just stick 6 white pixels together and you have some art, it gives you a chance to write a good story. (JOKE)
2- Mario gets eaten, Link takes over his job, Luigi and link wear matching outfits!
3- Donkey Kong gets caught by a pokéball, DonkeySmash!!! (Not to be mistaken by Donkeypunch)He fights in pokébattles!

Yeah that's all I got.
I encourage you to try and draw stuff though…
Or if you really are as bad as you seem to think you are just try and find an artist to accompany the briljant stories I just came up with…
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Blood zx at 4:52PM, Feb. 10, 2010
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Darth Mongoose
Don't make a comic for the sake of making a comic. Make a comic because it's a medium you enjoy working in and you have a really good idea which you want to make happen, or some really funny jokes you want to tell.

I agree with Darth Mongoose on this one, I have tried making comics for the sake of making comics and it just doesn't work…

I do encourage making comics though… and I have some ideas:
1- Make a comic about the Wii, just stick 6 white pixels together and you have some art, it gives you a chance to write a good story. (JOKE)
2- Mario gets eaten, Link takes over his job, Luigi and link wear matching outfits!
3- Donkey Kong gets caught by a pokéball, DonkeySmash!!! (Not to be mistaken by Donkeypunch)He fights in pokébattles!

Yeah that's all I got.
I encourage you to try and draw stuff though…
Or if you really are as bad as you seem to think you are just try and find an artist to accompany the briljant stories I just came up with…
check out bloody comics and somebody lock this topic
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slipknot6SIC6 at 2:33AM, March 26, 2010
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Whenever I try to draw, it just really fails.

Practice.
Practice, practice, PRACTICE!!!

Don't make a comic for the sake of making a comic. Make a comic because it's a medium you enjoy working in and you have a really good idea which you want to make happen, or some really funny jokes you want to tell.

If you really, absolutely can't draw well because you have no hand-eye coordination or whatever, then there are plenty of other ways to make art. Sprites can be made from scratch with even just mspaint with a little effort, or you could make one of those 3d model comics, or work with vector graphics, or take photos of people or action figures or little cardboard models.
If you are dedicated to making a quality comic, then you will find the means. How well it comes out depends on how much effort you put in on your end.

Comics are very labour-intensive. I don't advise making them unless you're really passionate and have ideas that you think would work best in the medium of sequential art. If you have a story idea, but don't like making comics, then write it as prose, or make a game of it or something instead.

Okay, this is pissing me off. What if someone wants to make a comic based on the game (or whatever) the sprites are on. Me being someone who CAN'T DRAW FOR SHIT, don't make comics for the sake of making comics. I try to interpret the general idea with my own plot, characters, etc. And all those dipshits knocking down sprite comics, can't draw for shit either. Making sprite comics are hard and monotonous. Not to mention the limited possibilities. But that's what makes them good.
Also, how are spriter's lazy? Half the comic “artists” don't even color, not to mention shade. I've never EVER knocked down another persons art style until today. Why do comics have to be drawn? Do games have to be drawn? Do all books have to be drawn? To T.V. shows have to be drawn? NO, plot is what is important. A comic could be just about three squiggly lines. What if the whole comic was just about three squiggly lines chatting about being a line, would that interest you? What if the comic was about three squiggly lines that were from the future travling back in time to tell the squiggly line society of a threat from a tangent universe. Would that interest you, at all?
See? Big difference. You may think both are lame, but the second scenario is far more interesting then chatty lines. A sprite comic about two people being sucked into a video game and adjusting to live in the video game could be far more interesting than a drawn comic about three squiggly lines chatting. Being that as it may, the same thing applies visa-versa.
Another topic: the reason why drawn comics are so damn popular is because most consist of random porn, and tons of “Yao-Yuri” shit. Which means gay and lesbian. Now I'm not against gay's, for my dear brother is gay, but I think it's just another fad like the horrid Twilight. The reason why it's a fad because someone made a really good Yao-Yuri comic, and everyone made basically the same comic, because they wanted a good comic so bad. That being said, the same applies for sprite comics.
I hope I shed some light on you ignorant “artists”
I hope you go read a fucking sprite comic
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Ryuthehedgewolf at 4:00AM, March 26, 2010
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Okay, this is pissing me off. What if someone wants to make a comic based on the game (or whatever) the sprites are on. Me being someone who CAN'T DRAW FOR SHIT, don't make comics for the sake of making comics. I try to interpret the general idea with my own plot, characters, etc. And all those dipshits knocking down sprite comics, can't draw for shit either. Making sprite comics are hard and monotonous. Not to mention the limited possibilities. But that's what makes them good.
Also, how are spriter's lazy? Half the comic “artists” don't even color, not to mention shade. I've never EVER knocked down another persons art style until today. Why do comics have to be drawn? Do games have to be drawn? Do all books have to be drawn? To T.V. shows have to be drawn? NO, plot is what is important. A comic could be just about three squiggly lines. What if the whole comic was just about three squiggly lines chatting about being a line, would that interest you? What if the comic was about three squiggly lines that were from the future travling back in time to tell the squiggly line society of a threat from a tangent universe. Would that interest you, at all?
See? Big difference. You may think both are lame, but the second scenario is far more interesting then chatty lines. A sprite comic about two people being sucked into a video game and adjusting to live in the video game could be far more interesting than a drawn comic about three squiggly lines chatting. Being that as it may, the same thing applies visa-versa.
Another topic: the reason why drawn comics are so damn popular is because most consist of random porn, and tons of “Yao-Yuri” shit. Which means gay and lesbian. Now I'm not against gay's, for my dear brother is gay, but I think it's just another fad like the horrid Twilight. The reason why it's a fad because someone made a really good Yao-Yuri comic, and everyone made basically the same comic, because they wanted a good comic so bad. That being said, the same applies for sprite comics.
I hope I shed some light on you ignorant “artists”
I hope you go read a fucking sprite comic

Okay, this is really pissing me off.

First of all, if someone wants to make a comic based on a game, go right ahead. That's all fine and dandy, just as long as your fine with the fact that it's not really your idea. (It is, and then again, it isn't) Video-game related webcomics are probably the most popular genre out there, and with that said, probably the most over-rated.

You get a gamer, who reads up on one of the many famous Videogame webcomics (Penny Arcade, VGCats, etc..) then goes, “Hey, if this person can do it, I can too!” So they pick up a pencil, start drawing stuff out, realizing that they aren't any good, so they completely give up. So in essence, those who give up are just being lazy.

And for those knocking sprite comics not being able to draw for shit either? Hey buddy, but I think that my art, or pretty much anybody else's art on this site that ACTUALLY bothers to draw out their stuff, has pretty good art.

Making sprite comics are hard and monotonous?
Oh yes, it sounds so unbearably difficult to sit there, copy/paste, MAYBE re-color a comic about a video-game, and just changing idk, 2-3 things. How about sitting there, and creating a whole world for your characters, your ORIGINAL characters, that YOU designed. And then figuring out all the different aspects of their world. And also drawing all of that out. You ever try that? I'm thinking that's just a little bit harder than doing a sprite comic. And if you try to deny that, then I believe you are in denial.

And when you said something about “not all comic artists color, or shade”, that's merely because some are in black and white. That's also a style, my friend. When you take ripped sprites from a video-game, that's called Plagiarism. Your stealing someone else's hard work merely because your too damn lazy to do it yourself.

Why do comics have to be drawn? Do games have to be drawn? Do all books have to be drawn? To T.V. shows have to be drawn? NO, plot is what is important.
This is by far the stupidest thing you could've said. I don't usually shoot people down when they try to speak their mind, but wow.

COMICS ARE A VISUAL MEDIUM. They've always been drawn. That's the whole point of it. It's the telling of a story through pictures. Yes, I do agree that they don't necessarily have to be drawn, but have you ever seen a photo comic (no offense), sprite comic, or any other comic sitting on the shelf of a bookstore? No? Don't think so. Comics have always meant to be drawn.

Video Games aren't really drawn, unless you count flash games.
Books are usually just text, unless it's a children's book/graphic novel.
T.V shows are either animated, or footage shot in real life.

This should be obvious to you. So, sir, as my rebuttal to your argument, I hope you actually realize that you are a dumbass, and that you need to really sit down, and try drawing a comic, and stop stealing other's work.

:)
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Kroatz at 11:43AM, March 26, 2010
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Okay, this is really pissing me off.

Why do comics have to be drawn? Do games have to be drawn? Do all books have to be drawn? To T.V. shows have to be drawn? NO, plot is what is important.
This is by far the stupidest thing you could've said. I don't usually shoot people down when they try to speak their mind, but wow.

COMICS ARE A VISUAL MEDIUM. They've always been drawn. That's the whole point of it. It's the telling of a story through pictures.

(…)

Video Games aren't really drawn, unless you count flash games.
Books are usually just text, unless it's a children's book/graphic novel.
T.V shows are either animated, or footage shot in real life.


Hehe, GOOD video games all go through a million different hours of sketches and storylines. every character has to be drawn a million different times, made in either 3d or in 2d, colored, all that shit. So, yeah, comparing a comic with a game, comics lose when it comes to being a visual medium.

Sprite comics are usually the lazy way out.

-O O-
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slipknot6SIC6 at 5:28PM, March 26, 2010
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Okay, this is pissing me off. What if someone wants to make a comic based on the game (or whatever) the sprites are on. Me being someone who CAN'T DRAW FOR SHIT, don't make comics for the sake of making comics. I try to interpret the general idea with my own plot, characters, etc. And all those dipshits knocking down sprite comics, can't draw for shit either. Making sprite comics are hard and monotonous. Not to mention the limited possibilities. But that's what makes them good.
Also, how are spriter's lazy? Half the comic “artists” don't even color, not to mention shade. I've never EVER knocked down another persons art style until today. Why do comics have to be drawn? Do games have to be drawn? Do all books have to be drawn? To T.V. shows have to be drawn? NO, plot is what is important. A comic could be just about three squiggly lines. What if the whole comic was just about three squiggly lines chatting about being a line, would that interest you? What if the comic was about three squiggly lines that were from the future travling back in time to tell the squiggly line society of a threat from a tangent universe. Would that interest you, at all?
See? Big difference. You may think both are lame, but the second scenario is far more interesting then chatty lines. A sprite comic about two people being sucked into a video game and adjusting to live in the video game could be far more interesting than a drawn comic about three squiggly lines chatting. Being that as it may, the same thing applies visa-versa.
Another topic: the reason why drawn comics are so damn popular is because most consist of random porn, and tons of “Yao-Yuri” shit. Which means gay and lesbian. Now I'm not against gay's, for my dear brother is gay, but I think it's just another fad like the horrid Twilight. The reason why it's a fad because someone made a really good Yao-Yuri comic, and everyone made basically the same comic, because they wanted a good comic so bad. That being said, the same applies for sprite comics.
I hope I shed some light on you ignorant “artists”
I hope you go read a fucking sprite comic

Okay, this is really pissing me off.

First of all, if someone wants to make a comic based on a game, go right ahead. That's all fine and dandy, just as long as your fine with the fact that it's not really your idea. (It is, and then again, it isn't) Video-game related webcomics are probably the most popular genre out there, and with that said, probably the most over-rated.

You get a gamer, who reads up on one of the many famous Videogame webcomics (Penny Arcade, VGCats, etc..) then goes, “Hey, if this person can do it, I can too!” So they pick up a pencil, start drawing stuff out, realizing that they aren't any good, so they completely give up. So in essence, those who give up are just being lazy.

And for those knocking sprite comics not being able to draw for shit either? Hey buddy, but I think that my art, or pretty much anybody else's art on this site that ACTUALLY bothers to draw out their stuff, has pretty good art.

Making sprite comics are hard and monotonous?
Oh yes, it sounds so unbearably difficult to sit there, copy/paste, MAYBE re-color a comic about a video-game, and just changing idk, 2-3 things. How about sitting there, and creating a whole world for your characters, your ORIGINAL characters, that YOU designed. And then figuring out all the different aspects of their world. And also drawing all of that out. You ever try that? I'm thinking that's just a little bit harder than doing a sprite comic. And if you try to deny that, then I believe you are in denial.

And when you said something about “not all comic artists color, or shade”, that's merely because some are in black and white. That's also a style, my friend. When you take ripped sprites from a video-game, that's called Plagiarism. Your stealing someone else's hard work merely because your too damn lazy to do it yourself.

Why do comics have to be drawn? Do games have to be drawn? Do all books have to be drawn? To T.V. shows have to be drawn? NO, plot is what is important.
This is by far the stupidest thing you could've said. I don't usually shoot people down when they try to speak their mind, but wow.
Someone
COMICS ARE A VISUAL MEDIUM. They've always been drawn. That's the whole point of it. It's the telling of a story through pictures. Yes, I do agree that they don't necessarily have to be drawn, but have you ever seen a photo comic (no offense), sprite comic, or any other comic sitting on the shelf of a bookstore? No? Don't think so. Comics have always meant to be drawn.

Video Games aren't really drawn, unless you count flash games.
Books are usually just text, unless it's a children's book/graphic novel.
T.V shows are either animated, or footage shot in real life.

This should be obvious to you. So, sir, as my rebuttal to your argument, I hope you actually realize that you are a dumbass, and that you need to really sit down, and try drawing a comic, and stop stealing other's work.

:)


You fucking idiot!
Dumbass Said
Making sprite comics are hard and monotonous?
Oh yes, it sounds so unbearably difficult to sit there, copy/paste, MAYBE re-color a comic about a video-game, and just changing idk, 2-3 things. How about sitting there, and creating a whole world for your characters, your ORIGINAL characters, that YOU designed. And then figuring out all the different aspects of their world. And also drawing all of that out. You ever try that? I'm thinking that's just a little bit harder than doing a sprite comic. And if you try to deny that, then I believe you are in denial.
That's what monotonous means dumb fuck. And who's to say that we're not ALOUD to make sprite comics? Why the fuck are you judging some for making a sprite based WEBCOMIC, fuck head, WEB comic! Do you understand fuck face? Yes WEB, not REAL, WEB!!!!!!!!!!!!! People who make WEBcomics don't sell them in stores. They are for viewing pleasure. If you want to a REAL comic go to a fucking comic store! So, Ryuthehedgewolf, think before your ignorant mouth starts running
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skoolmunkee at 12:36AM, March 27, 2010
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Everyone in this thread must officially calm the hell down. Let's keep it civil, even though sprite comics are a source of much rage for some people.
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
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ozoneocean at 7:20AM, March 27, 2010
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I agree with SKoolmunkee here. There's no need for swearing and all this agro.
There's nothing wrong with the concept of sprite comics. Everyone is creative in their own ways. :)

lothar
apply this same way of thinking to music.

“well i dont know how to play an instument. but i wanna start a band. now what kinda music should we play. maybe country. maybe regae. maybe classical. i dont realy know but it needs to be easy as all hell ”

GO BACK THREE SPACES !
lol, what about sampled music? A lot of good music is done through sampling. -A lot of crap too, but that's true for anything.



 
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Ryuthehedgewolf at 3:45AM, March 29, 2010
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Okay, this is pissing me off. What if someone wants to make a comic based on the game (or whatever) the sprites are on. Me being someone who CAN'T DRAW FOR SHIT, don't make comics for the sake of making comics. I try to interpret the general idea with my own plot, characters, etc. And all those dipshits knocking down sprite comics, can't draw for shit either. Making sprite comics are hard and monotonous. Not to mention the limited possibilities. But that's what makes them good.
Also, how are spriter's lazy? Half the comic “artists” don't even color, not to mention shade. I've never EVER knocked down another persons art style until today. Why do comics have to be drawn? Do games have to be drawn? Do all books have to be drawn? To T.V. shows have to be drawn? NO, plot is what is important. A comic could be just about three squiggly lines. What if the whole comic was just about three squiggly lines chatting about being a line, would that interest you? What if the comic was about three squiggly lines that were from the future travling back in time to tell the squiggly line society of a threat from a tangent universe. Would that interest you, at all?
See? Big difference. You may think both are lame, but the second scenario is far more interesting then chatty lines. A sprite comic about two people being sucked into a video game and adjusting to live in the video game could be far more interesting than a drawn comic about three squiggly lines chatting. Being that as it may, the same thing applies visa-versa.
Another topic: the reason why drawn comics are so damn popular is because most consist of random porn, and tons of “Yao-Yuri” shit. Which means gay and lesbian. Now I'm not against gay's, for my dear brother is gay, but I think it's just another fad like the horrid Twilight. The reason why it's a fad because someone made a really good Yao-Yuri comic, and everyone made basically the same comic, because they wanted a good comic so bad. That being said, the same applies for sprite comics.
I hope I shed some light on you ignorant “artists”
I hope you go read a fucking sprite comic

Okay, this is really pissing me off.

First of all, if someone wants to make a comic based on a game, go right ahead. That's all fine and dandy, just as long as your fine with the fact that it's not really your idea. (It is, and then again, it isn't) Video-game related webcomics are probably the most popular genre out there, and with that said, probably the most over-rated.

You get a gamer, who reads up on one of the many famous Videogame webcomics (Penny Arcade, VGCats, etc..) then goes, “Hey, if this person can do it, I can too!” So they pick up a pencil, start drawing stuff out, realizing that they aren't any good, so they completely give up. So in essence, those who give up are just being lazy.

And for those knocking sprite comics not being able to draw for shit either? Hey buddy, but I think that my art, or pretty much anybody else's art on this site that ACTUALLY bothers to draw out their stuff, has pretty good art.

Making sprite comics are hard and monotonous?
Oh yes, it sounds so unbearably difficult to sit there, copy/paste, MAYBE re-color a comic about a video-game, and just changing idk, 2-3 things. How about sitting there, and creating a whole world for your characters, your ORIGINAL characters, that YOU designed. And then figuring out all the different aspects of their world. And also drawing all of that out. You ever try that? I'm thinking that's just a little bit harder than doing a sprite comic. And if you try to deny that, then I believe you are in denial.

And when you said something about “not all comic artists color, or shade”, that's merely because some are in black and white. That's also a style, my friend. When you take ripped sprites from a video-game, that's called Plagiarism. Your stealing someone else's hard work merely because your too damn lazy to do it yourself.

Why do comics have to be drawn? Do games have to be drawn? Do all books have to be drawn? To T.V. shows have to be drawn? NO, plot is what is important.
This is by far the stupidest thing you could've said. I don't usually shoot people down when they try to speak their mind, but wow.
Someone
COMICS ARE A VISUAL MEDIUM. They've always been drawn. That's the whole point of it. It's the telling of a story through pictures. Yes, I do agree that they don't necessarily have to be drawn, but have you ever seen a photo comic (no offense), sprite comic, or any other comic sitting on the shelf of a bookstore? No? Don't think so. Comics have always meant to be drawn.

Video Games aren't really drawn, unless you count flash games.
Books are usually just text, unless it's a children's book/graphic novel.
T.V shows are either animated, or footage shot in real life.

This should be obvious to you. So, sir, as my rebuttal to your argument, I hope you actually realize that you are a dumbass, and that you need to really sit down, and try drawing a comic, and stop stealing other's work.

:)


You fucking idiot!
Dumbass Said
Making sprite comics are hard and monotonous?
Oh yes, it sounds so unbearably difficult to sit there, copy/paste, MAYBE re-color a comic about a video-game, and just changing idk, 2-3 things. How about sitting there, and creating a whole world for your characters, your ORIGINAL characters, that YOU designed. And then figuring out all the different aspects of their world. And also drawing all of that out. You ever try that? I'm thinking that's just a little bit harder than doing a sprite comic. And if you try to deny that, then I believe you are in denial.
That's what monotonous means dumb fuck. And who's to say that we're not ALOUD to make sprite comics? Why the fuck are you judging some for making a sprite based WEBCOMIC, fuck head, WEB comic! Do you understand fuck face? Yes WEB, not REAL, WEB!!!!!!!!!!!!! People who make WEBcomics don't sell them in stores. They are for viewing pleasure. If you want to a REAL comic go to a fucking comic store! So, Ryuthehedgewolf, think before your ignorant mouth starts running

Lmao.

I didn't say you weren't ALOUD to make them, and can you please stop swearing? You sound like a 13 year old. And actually, you're wrong. PVP is a WEBcomic, sold in stores. Penny Arcade, also sold in stores. Hero By Night I believe, was also sold in stores.

I'm just wondering why you'd want to copy off of somebody else when you could come up with your own original idea. I mean, yeah, I can understand if you want to make a story with characters from a video-game, I guess. But if you go as far as not even attempting to draw it out? :\

And I did think before my so-called ignorant mouth started running, because I used to be a spriter myself. Until I realized that I was only copying off of others, and made an effort to start drawing.

So yeah, swearing will get you nowhere (I apologize for the one word I said up there :P).

On Ozone's post, I suppose that everyone is creative in their own ways, but if somebody actually made custom sprites, I wouldn't have a problem, to be honest. If every other genre of webcomic (read as style) can put a lot of hard work/effort in their stuff, why can't sprite comic artists? That'd be like if we took random pieces of comic art/other people's characters that they drew, threw them in some panels, and made a story for them, based off of something that somebody else created.
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ksteak at 5:56AM, March 29, 2010
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I love that one sprite comic, Pokemon VS Mario and Bowser Z, cos there was this one punchline, that was all “no u” and i laughed so hard i threw my fist at the screen true story.
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ozoneocean at 10:13PM, March 29, 2010
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That'd be like if we took random pieces of comic art/other people's characters that they drew, threw them in some panels, and made a story for them, based off of something that somebody else created.
In music they do that all the time. It's what made Sean Combes (Puff Daddy) into a multi-millionaire.
-Of course everything he ever did was amazingly lame, but the point is that there is quite a market and a lot of public acceptance for that sort of thing, the same in art, comics etc.

I'm not going to defend bad sprite comics, but I will defend their right to create using game sprites.
Anyway, it's almost become its own subculture, like Emo or hipsters or something. Spriters all get into each other's work and have a very strong little community vibe. They have their own thing going that the rest of us don't always get. Which is fine.

Let them be. ^___^
 
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Ryuthehedgewolf at 8:15AM, March 30, 2010
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That'd be like if we took random pieces of comic art/other people's characters that they drew, threw them in some panels, and made a story for them, based off of something that somebody else created.
In music they do that all the time. It's what made Sean Combes (Puff Daddy) into a multi-millionaire.
-Of course everything he ever did was amazingly lame, but the point is that there is quite a market and a lot of public acceptance for that sort of thing, the same in art, comics etc.

I'm not going to defend bad sprite comics, but I will defend their right to create using game sprites.
Anyway, it's almost become its own subculture, like Emo or hipsters or something. Spriters all get into each other's work and have a very strong little community vibe. They have their own thing going that the rest of us don't always get. Which is fine.

Let them be. ^___^

Actually, with music it's completely different. Because it's a widely accepted genre. Heck, they even have a game on it (DJ Hero). Because that's what DJ'ing-Hip-Hop is all about.

But I suppose your right. You win this time, spriters.
>:)
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Kroatz at 3:20PM, March 30, 2010
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I know Oz and Skool said not to swear but:
What the fucking shit fuck ass fuck is mario gonna do now is an example of a good sprite comic, it's semi-original, it doesn't do any stupid crossovers and it doesn't pretend to be better than it is.

I'd like more sprite comics to be like that. Most I've seen really screw up the duck and have even driven (more) talented artists away. DD has become cluttered.
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El Cid at 4:09PM, March 30, 2010
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I'm not terribly fond of most sprite comics either, but to anyone who'd leave the site just because they think they're too good to rub elbows with spriters I say good riddance. Anybody here ever watched Sealab 2021 on Cartoon Network? The whole show was done using recycled animation cells from a cancelled 1980s cartoon series. And it was funny as all hell. It's definitely possibly to do great things with recycled art, if you're creative and understand how to exploit the strengths and weaknesses of the medium.
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ksteak at 1:26AM, April 1, 2010
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What the fucking shit fuck ass fuck is mario gonna do now is an example of a good sprite comic

Surely it is the Frasier of web comics. Such high caliber humor. “restroom”. hohohoho! *sips wine*
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Blood zx at 12:10PM, April 2, 2010
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My GOD this has turned into a war!

Well, Slipknot6SIC6 is right. I have seen A LOTZ of good sprite comics, and good drawn comics. Drawing, I'll admit, takes more effort, but could you say that THIS is effortless?:
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slipknot6SIC6 at 2:57PM, April 2, 2010
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My GOD this has turned into a war!

Well, Slipknot6SIC6 is right. I have seen A LOTZ of good sprite comics, and good drawn comics. Drawing, I'll admit, takes more effort, but could you say that THIS is effortless?:
thank you
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Skullbie at 3:57PM, April 2, 2010
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My GOD this has turned into a war!

Well, Slipknot6SIC6 is right. I have seen A LOTZ of good sprite comics, and good drawn comics. Drawing, I'll admit, takes more effort, but could you say that THIS is effortless?:
Wait, are you being sarcastic? Because yes that looks like he just pasted some sprites onto a pre-made background with only 3px lines as panels, then plopped on an arial font. Unless he made those sprites himself its beyond effortless. @_@
 
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Ryuthehedgewolf at 12:05PM, April 5, 2010
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My GOD this has turned into a war!

Well, Slipknot6SIC6 is right. I have seen A LOTZ of good sprite comics, and good drawn comics. Drawing, I'll admit, takes more effort, but could you say that THIS is effortless?:
Wait, are you being sarcastic? Because yes that looks like he just pasted some sprites onto a pre-made background with only 3px lines as panels, then plopped on an arial font. Unless he made those sprites himself its beyond effortless. @_@

Actually, that does look pretty effortless. All you would have to do is save, This, This, and This, cut/paste the select sprites, put the backgrounds on side by side, slap on some text, with a transparent orange word bubble. Would take maybe 45 minutes at most. Probably not even that. So honestly, it would be rather effortless.
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slipknot6SIC6 at 8:08PM, April 21, 2010
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Why can't we get this straight? It's not nice to make fun of other people, or there skill level, or what they like. The comic example may not have the most effort, but it doesn't really matter. Ryu, why the hell do you care about someone else's art style. Really? Is it affecting you in anyway? If you don't like them, please, just don't read them. Okay? Good.
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