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by Jin-roh
Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Are my characters any kind of believable now?
Replies: 6
Views: 3089

Re: Are my characters any kind of believable now?

Okay... I tend to think of flaws in terms of the 7 deadly sins, but also in general DSM-IV type issues. If I were to list, the character flaws, it would be this: Ian - Pride and judgmentalism. Also, his epicureanism can work against him. Andy - Anger, bitterness, pride. Mark Collins - Sloth, high an...
by Jin-roh
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Are my characters any kind of believable now?
Replies: 6
Views: 3089

Re: Are my characters any kind of believable now?

I know this question is completely open ended, but I have no other way to ask it. What makes characters interesting? I have always assumed that my comic is within its own niche, and I get lauded by people who are in the niche audience, but how can I make the weirdo-isms of quarter life Christians mo...
by Jin-roh
Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Are my characters any kind of believable now?
Replies: 6
Views: 3089

Re: Are my characters any kind of believable now?

3. Can you read their emotions? More or less, but greatly exaggerating the faces and body language would really improve it. Try copying pictures of Spongebob and Ren & Stimpy to get a feel for what the artists are doing. Hmmm... I'd have to take a 2nd opinion on that... as Spongebob and Ren & stimp...
by Jin-roh
Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Are my characters any kind of believable now?
Replies: 6
Views: 3089

Are my characters any kind of believable now?

When I first started my comic back in 2005, one criticism is that my characters were flat and they were not very expressive. Now, several years later, I am hoping that I've improved in that area. My next "long story arc" will probably be another romantic dramdy. I am developing a few new characters ...
by Jin-roh
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Stupid Inventor - Contructive Criticism Please!
Replies: 3
Views: 2220

Re: Stupid Inventor - Contructive Criticism Please!

I believe that most of the 1001freefonts are both royalty and liscense free. Besides, it is not as if you are selling your comic.
by Jin-roh
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Stupid Inventor - Contructive Criticism Please!
Replies: 3
Views: 2220

Re: Stupid Inventor - Contructive Criticism Please!

Pretty clever so far! You are doing a good job at short, punchy, comic (something I never mastered). My only critique? Check out 1001freefonts.com and blambot.com for some new fonts. Comic Sans is generally considered and affront to the webcomic deities. I could imagine a "Stupid Inventor" logo like...
by Jin-roh
Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: need tips and critique on my comic
Replies: 21
Views: 7096

Re: need tips and critique on my comic

I am not sure why many comics write in all caps. My guess is that it is probably for a nice "clean" look. Blambot is a great place to start. 1001freefonts.com is also good. Yes, that font looks nice to me. I use "Anime Ace" and have for over two years. It is all caps, is nice and readable, and can d...
by Jin-roh
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: need tips and critique on my comic
Replies: 21
Views: 7096

Re: need tips and critique on my comic

I actually think your site looks fine. Better than mine anyway.

It is my personal opinion that hand drawn text should be avoided whenever possible. I would suggest finding and using any non-comic sans font you can find. You can get them for free.

Your MYST comic was clever.
by Jin-roh
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: It's official, I plead for your guest strips!
Replies: 2
Views: 1949

Re: It's official, I plead for your guest strips!

That's very nice of you. I was almost shipped of to a boarding school myself once. I hope your there for good reasons. The situation sounds like a bummer, but think it of it as a chance to use/learn some skills in persuasion. What I would do is find a teacher you really like, and that likes you. Fin...
by Jin-roh
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: reading OUTSIDE your genre for your muse.
Replies: 13
Views: 6151

Re: reading OUTSIDE your genre for your muse.

Ahhh very cuddly... a last minute paper..

Why not read "7 Habits of Highly effective people" for your next "outside of genre" reading?

Yes, I am being tongue and cheek, but that book is actually really good. Helped me navigate around relationship blunders this last summer.
by Jin-roh
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: reading OUTSIDE your genre for your muse.
Replies: 13
Views: 6151

Re: reading OUTSIDE your genre for your muse.

That makes sense, actually.

I think that makes most of the comics I read "outside my genre" too then. I read only one college life/religion type comic and the two others are fantasy.

Now that I think about it, I could probably stand to read more comics.
by Jin-roh
Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: reading OUTSIDE your genre for your muse.
Replies: 13
Views: 6151

reading OUTSIDE your genre for your muse.

One of my favorite authors, Terry Pratchett, said that to be a good writer you must read extensively outside and inside your genre. I think this is very good advice. Now, our genre is webcomics, and I know we all probably read eachothers and our own non comic genesis favorites, but what about outsid...
by Jin-roh
Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Anything But Real Life turns an arbitrary age!
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: Anything But Real Life turns an arbitrary age!

I like the "sex like music" joke.
by Jin-roh
Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: what songs inspire you when writing?
Replies: 23
Views: 8416

Re: what songs inspire you when writing?

I'm going to assume that "dail tone" is another "punk rock/ska-ish" band and not that you are an incredibly boring person. :lol:
by Jin-roh
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Drawing, writing, and time management.
Replies: 7
Views: 2786

Re: Drawing, writing, and time management.

I'd like to quote Mitch Hedberg now,"When I write a joke a sit down and think of a joke and if it's funny I write it down, or if the pen is too far away I have to convince myself that what I said ain't funny." Note: don't be lazy like me >.< Ahh Mitch Hedberg. Funny guy, and one of the very few ind...
by Jin-roh
Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: It's official, I plead for your guest strips!
Replies: 2
Views: 1949

It's official, I plead for your guest strips!

Okay! Here is the scenario, I won't be updating this December because I need to plan ahead for my comic and will also be working my ass off so I can finish up this last semester of Grad school. I know that there are least a dozen people out there who have seen my comic and are willing to take a the ...
by Jin-roh
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Drawing, writing, and time management.
Replies: 7
Views: 2786

Drawing, writing, and time management.

A thought occurred to me yesterday. When I draw, I sit and get the entire strip done in one sitting. Now, my comic is not as artistically intensive as the art of others, but it still takes a big chunk out of my day. Furthermore, since I am really bad at predicting how long it will take to draw one, ...
by Jin-roh
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Who else is doing a few strips for Halloween?
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Who else is doing a few strips for Halloween?

:( I wish had heard from you guys earlier. My story arc ends today so I can't very well give any shout-outs.
by Jin-roh
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sci-Fi Slang
Replies: 17
Views: 6237

Re: Sci-Fi Slang

Why not just use some slang from 50s pulp sci-fi? I mean, it is not as if most people would recognize it now anyway. If you want to pay homage, pay homage.

Also, I am sure the original Battle Star Galactica has lots of slang in it somewhere, if you stomach that disco sci-fi
by Jin-roh
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: WRITING: What to call sci-fi money
Replies: 19
Views: 7665

Re: WRITING: What to call sci-fi money

3D Studio MAX, and Photoshop for compositing the pages together. And before you ask, yes, every last scrap of the 3D modeling is mine; I'm not using a program like Poser to create the characters.
That's pretty hardcore. Quite a bit of work.