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by Geekblather
Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the Weirdest Thing You've Done for Your Comic?
Replies: 53
Views: 865

-Made excel sheets for personal worth estimation and financing for characters. -Designed closets for characters, so that I know what they wear. (I can't tell you how helpful that one is.) -Notes on family trees and birthdays. -created a character livejournal as an easter egg for the site. -designed ...
by Geekblather
Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How serious are you?
Replies: 67
Views: 1500

I co-write my strip. And really- the characters run the strip. So, I don't bother classifying it. They do whatever they're gonna do, and I'm just along for the ride. I'm not 'super serial' about it, but I do believe in updating consistently, because it keeps up readership, and then the characters do...
by Geekblather
Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Girls vs Boys
Replies: 41
Views: 1429

legostargalactica wrote:
it's very simple, when men make comics, there are more fart jokes.
... and girls make jokes about dookie!
by Geekblather
Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: lettering programs? Need suggestions...
Replies: 11
Views: 514

What are some of the difficulties you've been having with Photoshop? That might make it easier for people to offer advice. If it's a cost issue, The GIMP is free, and most people find that it gets results comparable to Photoshop for most things.
by Geekblather
Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Art Supply Sites?
Replies: 12
Views: 372

You can also get really good deals from ASW My old art prof swears by it...
by Geekblather
Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using reference images for drawing
Replies: 45
Views: 1003

I have a similar thing, of source pictures. I also like to scan sites for different faces I find interesting. Some of them become characters, some don't, but it helps to have a facial reference for characters I don't draw very often.
by Geekblather
Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Scanning Grayscale drawings...
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Sorry, by tweedle I mean adjust the levels, curves, brightness, color balance, and contrast until it looks how you want it.
by Geekblather
Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Scanning Grayscale drawings...
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Try scanning it in color, in photo mode, and then tweedling it. I had the same issue with lineart and greys coming out weird, and that helped.
by Geekblather
Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making money...
Replies: 28
Views: 675

I make enough money to support my site, and to occasionally buy presents for folks. If I wanted to make 'real' money, I'd offer stuff to sell.
by Geekblather
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Writing and Art suggestions for Indo-American webcomic
Replies: 5
Views: 6756

Hm. It would be a lot easier to see what's going on with more contrast between the characters and the background. If you want to stick with the pencil, I highly suggest checking out Bad Blood . Liriel is really good at using pencil, and still keeping everything neat and legible. I also noticed that ...
by Geekblather
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you expect from a webcomic?
Replies: 46
Views: 771

I also like art that doesn't make my eyes bleed.

That's just messy.
by Geekblather
Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Okay, Lineart
Replies: 27
Views: 2257

I draw at 250 dpi, but I also zoom in to 200% or more when I ink. That alone makes a huge difference. (Just make sure to zoom out once in a while to keep your perspectives right.)
by Geekblather
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you expect from a webcomic?
Replies: 46
Views: 771

I'm also slightly OCD, and having that type of organization puts my mind at ease (and also makes the archive calendar look pretty...) Ooh yeah! I love that! Uhm. So, I expect that if a comic says they have a schedule, that they update on that schedule. Some, like Something Positive, don't claim to ...
by Geekblather
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Geek Blather's First Birthday!
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Oh, I have a whole passel of people nagging me about the comic. And- I just uploaded a new comic so... yaay!
by Geekblather
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Need some website and comic feedback.
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Maybe think about broadening your site design a little. As it is, the whole site is set up in one long line, you could put your cbox next to your blogger, or something. Stuff at the very bottom of the page tends to get lost. The background is kind of distracting, even though it's just black and grey...
by Geekblather
Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Geek Blather's First Birthday!
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Yeah, I have probably decades of script for it so... I plan on continuing it as long as the characters are chewing on my brain.

Speaking of which... ow.

Also.. hee. Bone.

-tittertitter-

Hee.

...


Tit.
by Geekblather
Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What gets in the way of your comic/website?
Replies: 68
Views: 1997

Uhm... ironically enough, the comic gets in the way of the comic. I'll esplain. I co-write the strip with a friend. She writes one set of characters, or "roles" and I write the other set, or "roles" and then we hash or "play" out the script. Okay, so, the comic is basically scripted by roleplaying o...
by Geekblather
Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Geek Blather's First Birthday!
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Murfle, not if I go back and look at the early strips... but, thank you. I actually started the comic after spending a year drawing all day every day, and really boning up on anatomy and faces. And... 20 years before that getting to the point where I could really practice Anatomy and faces... :D
by Geekblather
Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Geek Blather's First Birthday!
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Geek Blather's First Birthday!

I don't post in here very often, but I thought I'd pop in and say that my comic Geek Blather is going to be a year old as of November 7th. I'm going to try to make some wallpapers and some holiday cards to celebrate.
by Geekblather
Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Simple sketch. Any constructive criticism?
Replies: 16
Views: 524

I think that artists are harsh because we're also usually our own worst critics. Slacks posted asking for help and critique, theoretically with a bent towards making their art better. If everyone were to say, "Oh, it's fine, keep going..." that's kind of useless as a critique. So far as critique goe...