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The Feedback Thread (Now In Color!)
dueeast at 10:13PM, June 7, 2007
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This would be the thread for your thoughts and opinions about:

1. The plot/story (in general)
2. The artwork
3. The events/art of specific pages
4. Specific characters
5. Anything else you'd like to add, positive or otherwise
6. Ways to improve Due East
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SilverWordz at 7:05PM, June 18, 2007
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I'm anxious to see the new color pages. The sample you put up was nicely done, but as I said on that page, I'll be sad to say goodbye to your great pencil shading. I hope you'll be able to get the same full bodied feeling with the markers.

But I also think that with your already developed skill and instinct in shading, that it'll only be a matter of time working with the markers until you really get a feel for them and we'll be seeing just as amazing work, only in color. :D


As for the plot and characters. I think one of the things that I enjoy the most about Due East is the reality of it all. I see so many comics that are based so far out of reality. And I do like them, I love them in fact. But its refreshing for me to read a real down to earth drama. Your characters are all human, and it comes across, none of them are an idealized, or an exaggerated personality. They're easy to related to.

As I mentioned in the other thread though, I would like to see Doug come out a bit more.
The little glimpse I had of Carolyn's family also makes me wonder if we'll be seeing more of them. I get the feeling her brother is a real handful.
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dueeast at 1:12PM, June 22, 2007
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My goal as an artist is to convey just as much in the colored pages as was shown in the shaded pages. I've been shading with pencils for a loooonnnnng time, so this is a major adjustment to me – but I do see that color adds a dimension to the comic, just as shading adds a dimension. We'll just have to see what happens!

And concerning Carolyn's family: yes, you will see more of them, starting with Book Three.

Concerning Doug: Expect to see some major developments with Doug over the next few books.
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TitanOne at 3:22AM, June 29, 2007
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SilverWordz
I'm anxious to see the new color pages. The sample you put up was nicely done, but as I said on that page, I'll be sad to say goodbye to your great pencil shading. I hope you'll be able to get the same full bodied feeling with the markers.

But I also think that with your already developed skill and instinct in shading, that it'll only be a matter of time working with the markers until you really get a feel for them and we'll be seeing just as amazing work, only in color. :D



I'm assistant to Allen on the strip, and trust me, the colors will not take away from his “full-bodied feeling”. His color effects are handicrafted and unique in appearance, and they add a lot of visual excitement to the scenes with his characters. What I have seen of the new pages looks great!
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full_armor at 12:50PM, Sept. 9, 2007
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Ditto that, Titan_One. You and Allen have truly made a great team with the coloring!
* ^_^*
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