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by FinbarReilly
Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: Cartoonists' Choice Awards
Topic: Status for this Year
Replies: 7
Views: 10690

Status for this Year

I'm sort of curious if the awards are happening this year. I know that they've started late before, but I haven't seen anything posted here or at the main site. Thanks!

FR
by FinbarReilly
Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Dropdowns and Crossovers
Topic: Fantasy Dropdown
Replies: 42
Views: 17645

Letting you know that SP is at http://sexpercussions.spiderforest.com ...Anyway to update the link?

FR
by FinbarReilly
Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comics = High art
Replies: 150
Views: 886

rkolter: I see Moderator in your title; Why stir it up if you're supposedly done? Why put me in a position where I feel I need to defend myself? I'm Irish and a Scorpio; do you think I won't at least attempt to defend myself? Why do you need a reason to re-enter the fray? Just let it go! You and I a...
by FinbarReilly
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dos and Don'ts of Webcomic-dom, part II
Replies: 183
Views: 1331

Gratuitous violence: Using violence just for the point of violence. Having a fight because you can't think of anything else to do...You know that scene in most action movies where they are interrogating someone and they rough him up a bit? Sorta like that (they didn't need to rough him up, but did i...
by FinbarReilly
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dos and Don'ts of Webcomic-dom, part II
Replies: 183
Views: 1331

We were past that, but if you really want to discuss it: Do steal from Shakespeare (or any other classical source); inspiration is where you find it. Don't forget the limits on copyrights if you really need material; "Peter Pan" becomes public domain sometime next year. Do put things into new settin...
by FinbarReilly
Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone know a good place to self publish?
Replies: 23
Views: 226

netpoet: 1) Keep in mind that the cost issue in this case is because you have a lot of pages. For that size, $10-$15 isn't that bad (most $5 books are about 200-250 pages). 2) I'm willing to take a look at it if you want some added feedback. Blacklisting: A lot of lulu publishers have said that they...
by FinbarReilly
Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dos and Don'ts of Webcomic-dom, part II
Replies: 183
Views: 1331

Dude, relax; this is entirely different. Besides, Hamlet needs to be made fun every so often...All that angst in one place just asks to be made fun of...

FR
by FinbarReilly
Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dos and Don'ts of Webcomic-dom, part II
Replies: 183
Views: 1331

So...let me put it this way: Do have a plot with twists, turns, and a definite end. You can always do a second chapter. Don't have one-dimensional characters. Ask yourself one question before using a character: Would I go to a bar with this character? Do remember that the three-act structure is your...
by FinbarReilly
Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pixar: 20 Years of Animation
Replies: 134
Views: 663

I liked Lilo and Stitch as well. A bit heavy on the moral, but fun nonetheless. My friends won't let me watch Tarzan with them ever again (I kept calling Jane "Belle", Tarzan "Beast", and let's just say I would have given the MST3K guys a serious run for their moeny that night!). I also thought Lion...
by FinbarReilly
Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dos and Don'ts of Webcomic-dom, part II
Replies: 183
Views: 1331

Yeah, it can be fun; we got a lot of great remarks on a Vash Wanted poster that was on a cafe wall... re: Hamlet (sorta OT) Sorry, I've got to mention this....I've been having a lot of fun trying to imagine the production meeting for Hamlet (if Shakespeare had had to deal with today's producers). Da...
by FinbarReilly
Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dos and Don'ts of Webcomic-dom, part II
Replies: 183
Views: 1331

Do feel free to steal things that you like in stories. Don't do it enough that you are obviously stealing or break copyright laws. Do try new things, just to see if yo can pull it off, if nothing else. Don't be afraid to make big changes if things just aren't working out. Do feel free to put weird t...
by FinbarReilly
Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dos and Don'ts of Webcomic-dom, part II
Replies: 183
Views: 1331

Just 'cause: My usual method is to plot it out, with a general idea of the characters I'm going to do, usually in a very rough outline form. I then set up the characters (basic stats, general personality, and notes on relationships with other character), and only then do I start writing the script, ...
by FinbarReilly
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dos and Don'ts of Webcomic-dom, part II
Replies: 183
Views: 1331

Don't make all military or religious characters one-dimensional. All characters shold have a reason for doing what they do besides "It's convenient for the plot." FR I think you could even expand this to consider characters first, then plot. I'm just noting that a lot of characters that are militar...
by FinbarReilly
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dos and Don'ts of Webcomic-dom, part II
Replies: 183
Views: 1331

Do make sure that your characters have something sympathetic about them. Nothing kills a comic faster than not having a character to root for. Don't make all military or religious characters one-dimensional. All characters shold have a reason for doing what they do besides "It's convenient for the p...
by FinbarReilly
Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Webcomic "Folk Art"
Replies: 17
Views: 136

Aslo, by grafitti I also meant verbal statements (jokes, sayings) reoccuringly written on walls, not only the visual kind. I'm not sure I know the english name for it or if it has the special name at all. Nope; no special name. Any "art" or writing in places it shouldn't be is usually referred to g...
by FinbarReilly
Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comics = High art
Replies: 150
Views: 886

1) I am sorry if you feel ganged up on... but, if you are going to go argue against some widely accepted opinions and ideas, you have to make sure you have some damn good arguments to back yourself up. Yeah...I know.... Re: "Ulyses": I'm still annoyed that it made the Best 100 list a few years back....
by FinbarReilly
Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Race in Comics
Replies: 124
Views: 1390

Tolerance of cultures goes both ways, remember. Let the old feller have his views and you have yours. I don't see why people are so offended by this. :o You can't change the views of someone who has been thinking like that for so long, so why waste your time doing it. I think that's basically what ...
by FinbarReilly
Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Webcomic "Folk Art"
Replies: 17
Views: 136

1) I'd also debate tatoos being folk art as they may signify something important to the wearer, but that significance is limited to the wearer and not the group (whereas originally it was part of initiations and major events). 2) ... to be fair-and-biased, anyone care to argue strongly that webcomic...
by FinbarReilly
Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apply for being drawn in your underwear
Replies: 343
Views: 1540

I'll hate myself for this later...

Use me! HAVE FUN!

FR
by FinbarReilly
Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pixar: 20 Years of Animation
Replies: 134
Views: 663

I can't believe they've been around 20 years, though. The Adventures of Andre and Wally B. Yep; definitely weird... jen babcock: Good luck either way. I know that those programs can be murder... Disney buying Pixar: Man, I wished I lived in a stable universe...Even though I agree that the seperatio...