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by MichaelYakutis
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Space Lincoln Art Contest - Win Project Wonderful Funds!
Replies: 0
Views: 4562

Space Lincoln Art Contest - Win Project Wonderful Funds!

We're holding the first ever Webcomic Underdogs art contest featuring our beloved mascot, Space Lincoln! This is your chance to win a $25 Project Wonderful credit! Here are the details - - Create an end of the year holiday-themed piece of artwork featuring Space Lincoln. His face can be seen at the ...
by MichaelYakutis
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Join WEBCOMIC UNDERDOGS: Best Friend to the Indie Creator
Replies: 3
Views: 7542

Re: Join WEBCOMIC UNDERDOGS: Best Friend to the Indie Creato

What do you charge for your freelance art? The answer - probably not enough! Are you a freelance artist by any chance? Or perhaps looking into entering the world of paid commissions? Maybe you're a writer looking for an artist? Check out the most recent blog series at Webcomic Underdogs - It's Calle...
by MichaelYakutis
Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Join WEBCOMIC UNDERDOGS: Best Friend to the Indie Creator
Replies: 3
Views: 7542

Re: Join WEBCOMIC UNDERDOGS: Best Friend to the Indie Creato

Just wanted to mention that a great blog has been added to the site about the difficulties for some people to adhere to deadlines. Writer Marisa Brenizer set a challenge for herself to write the blog in less than 15 minutes. After that it's pencils down! Check out Don't Fear The Timer.
by MichaelYakutis
Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Join WEBCOMIC UNDERDOGS: Best Friend to the Indie Creator
Replies: 3
Views: 7542

Re: Join WEBCOMIC UNDERDOGS: Best Friend to the Indie Creato

Just wanted to announce that we've made a few updates to the About section and FAQ in order to hopefully better explain the purpose of the site.
by MichaelYakutis
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Join WEBCOMIC UNDERDOGS: Best Friend to the Indie Creator
Replies: 3
Views: 7542

Join WEBCOMIC UNDERDOGS: Best Friend to the Indie Creator

So you have a webcomic. Now what? Do you maybe find yourself wishing that: 1.Your pageviews would miraculously increase? 2.Your "Comments" section would live up to its name? 3.Your Facebook fans included more than you, your characters, and your mom? 4.You could b!tch, moan, and rejoice with other co...
by MichaelYakutis
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Safety Goggles
Replies: 3
Views: 5986

Re: Safety Goggles

This is "Safety Goggles," which is about a handful of mad-scientists-in-the-making as they attend college. The art is pretty bad for the first thirty some-odd strips, back when for some reason I decided drawing with a dip pen was a good idea, despite never having done any sort of work with a dip pe...
by MichaelYakutis
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Praesidium - A Hard Sci-Fi Mini Series
Replies: 7
Views: 19081

Re: Praesidium - A Hard Sci-Fi Mini Series

Wow, that's some incredible artwork. I'm getting a distinct 2001 meets Alien vibe. Really love those starscapes and all the minute mechanical details on the ship. I can appreciate great background work, since I've seen how hard our artist struggles with setting. It's one of the biggest weaknesses p...
by MichaelYakutis
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: My Girlfriend's Dog - A Strip About A Boy Who Hates A Poodle
Replies: 4
Views: 13115

Re: My Girlfriend's Dog - A Strip About A Boy Who Hates A Po

We've been updating My Girlfriend's Dog on Tapastic these days as part of a promotional type thing. You can check out the comic here and read the new updates: http://tapastic.com/episode/2178 Thanks!
by MichaelYakutis
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Client Flaked So I Used The Art To Make My Own Fantasy Comic
Replies: 1
Views: 6918

Re: Client Flaked So I Used The Art To Make My Own Fantasy C

The first issue of Aurel has reached the half way point where the story really starts to unfold. It's been updating MTWTF and you can check out the latest page here: http://tapastic.com/episode/3402
by MichaelYakutis
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Client Flaked So I Used The Art To Make My Own Fantasy Comic
Replies: 1
Views: 6918

Client Flaked So I Used The Art To Make My Own Fantasy Comic

It is a time when the fallen angels live among the earthly gods. These angels, the Aurel, strain to preserve their identity and maintain their ancient celestial ties. The gods of Terra, however, have other plans in mind. Aurel is a fantasy comic that rose from the ashes of a bad freelancing experien...
by MichaelYakutis
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Praesidium - A Hard Sci-Fi Mini Series
Replies: 7
Views: 19081

Re: Praesidium - A Hard Sci-Fi Mini Series

*sigh* It's sad when forums like these are hit with blatant spam like the one above...
by MichaelYakutis
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Any Tips for Site Redesign?
Replies: 12
Views: 13335

Re: Any Tips for Site Redesign?

I agree with everything you just said, McDuffies. Ads with sound are the ABSOLUTE worst. And I hate it even more when they don't kick in right away (usually from slow internet), and a minute later you suddenly you hear all these weird sounds and for a minute you think itunes is going nuts and you're...
by MichaelYakutis
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Praesidium - A Hard Sci-Fi Mini Series
Replies: 7
Views: 19081

Re: Praesidium - A Hard Sci-Fi Mini Series

Here's the promo image for the first entry....

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by MichaelYakutis
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Inking/Lining - What's your preference?
Replies: 11
Views: 11177

Re: Inking/Lining - What's your preference?

...I do my comic digitally on photoshop CS3 using the standard 'hard round' 2px with the 'pen tilt' control dynamic.... 2px, that'll certainly get you some fine lines! I use anything and everything. Kinda depends on the project I'm working on and my mood. I usually start with a sable hair brush (I ...
by MichaelYakutis
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Any Tips for Site Redesign?
Replies: 12
Views: 13335

Re: Any Tips for Site Redesign?

I've recently re-designed my site, and although it's not entirely finished i'm happier with how it looks. I've gone as minimal as I can, because I figure - I don't want to look at advert banners, I imagine no one else does either. Yeah, nobody likes ads. But without ads, the only thing you have to ...
by MichaelYakutis
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: The Speculum of Time
Replies: 0
Views: 4881

The Speculum of Time

About a year ago I was fortunate enough to work with a talented writer on a sci-fi comic that he had hoped to get published. It almost got picked up by Top Shelf Publishing, but as much as they said they liked it, they weren't taking on many new projects at the time. So, a year later, we've decided ...
by MichaelYakutis
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: And To Be Loved - A Hipster Webcomic
Replies: 9
Views: 13484

Re: And To Be Loved - A Hipster Webcomic

Well, chapter 8 (the webcomic endeavor chapter) has come to a close. But we're eagerly looking forward to starting chapter 9! You can start reading chapter 8 at the beginning here:http://www.andtobeloved.com/storyline/and-to-be-loved-chapter-eight/ , or see how it ends here: http://www.andtobeloved....
by MichaelYakutis
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Praesidium - A Hard Sci-Fi Mini Series
Replies: 7
Views: 19081

Re: Praesidium - A Hard Sci-Fi Mini Series

@Vorto- Thanks! I'm glad you noticed the hair. Since the mission started in the 80s, it would only make sense that the hairstyle is not modern. The comic is a lot of fun to work on, but I have very little free time in which to do so. It is serving as sort of a test run for another, larger, project I...
by MichaelYakutis
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Praesidium - A Hard Sci-Fi Mini Series
Replies: 7
Views: 19081

Praesidium - A Hard Sci-Fi Mini Series

Finally, after much delay, I am able to launch my sci-fi series, Praesidium . Aboard the interplanetary exploration vessel The Praesidium, First Class Engineer Camille Rogner has awoken from cryogenic stasis to find the other members of her crew either dead or missing. Her ship has been floating lif...
by MichaelYakutis
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: New Steampunk Web Comic
Replies: 33
Views: 34498

Re: New Steampunk Web Comic

Hadn't been to the site in a while. Why is Houdini in a group with both Tesla AND Edison?? Tesla and Edison would never have been caught dead in the same room together! They quickly became rivals after Tesla's short employment under Edison. Did you hear about the Oatmeal guy raising enough funds on ...