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by mikemacdee
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: How to get better at writing comics?
Replies: 115
Views: 91896

Re: How to get better at writing comics?

Take a break from comics and practice writing prose. Refine your writing by getting critiques and experimenting with different genres. Read the genres you're interested in and study what those authors do, maybe rewriting pages or chapters that strike your fancy to better understand what the author i...
by mikemacdee
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Please review my superhero webcomic: Spark
Replies: 12
Views: 1954

Re: Please review my superhero webcomic: Spark

I flipped through it a bit. Spelling and grammar look pretty good for the most part (alley is the space between buildings; ally is a friend or cohort). You structure many pages to encourage the reader to see what happens next, which is good: for example, instances where people look up and see someth...
by mikemacdee
Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greatest Villains of all time
Replies: 47
Views: 1534

Re: Greatest Villains of all time

Well most villains get their comeuppance Indeed, most...but not all. Which is why I vote Portia from The Merchant of Venice. She ruined her dad, got all his money, manipulated the main guy 'til he was literally her property, and got her girlfriend to do the same with his best buddy to basically tel...
by mikemacdee
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Deadhead Zero: The Liveliest Comic On The Web!
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: Deadhead Zero: The Liveliest Comic On The Web!

Actually I hide it to avoid spoilers. The stories rely on an element of mystery and suspense that sorta fizzles if the newest page is right up front, especially if you're not supposed to know who the villain is 'til the end.

Thanks so much for the comments, y'all.
by mikemacdee
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I should stop
Replies: 76
Views: 2738

Re: I should stop

...getting into debates. It stresses me out and I'm no good at debate anyway.
by mikemacdee
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doodles 11: Actual doodles also accepted.
Replies: 1756
Views: 73320

Re: Doodles 11: Actual doodles also accepted.

MixedMyth wrote:She wants cyberbraaaaaaaAAAINSsssss....
That's wicked cool. I love the cyber-detail.
by mikemacdee
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Comic Pitching
Topic: Deadhead Zero: The Liveliest Comic On The Web!
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Deadhead Zero: The Liveliest Comic On The Web!

Deadhead Zero is sci-fi crime fiction starring a quippy detective with an unusual trait . If you like mysteries, guns, neo-noir and cyborg women, this is the webcomic for you! Rated pg-13 for violence, innuendo, general creepiness, and occasionally crude language. Deadhead Zero is updated 2 days a w...
by mikemacdee
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doodles 11: Actual doodles also accepted.
Replies: 1756
Views: 73320

Re: Doodles 11: Actual doodles also accepted.

I drew Pimpette beating the crap out of my guy. http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/5thman/dedhednpimpette.jpg It was gonna be the 6th of a set of ads for my webcomic, but I decided 5 was more than enough. Anyone who wants to is welcome to color it. He's bound in minimalist chains....which turned...
by mikemacdee
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Query: Reading your own comic?
Replies: 50
Views: 3368

Re: Query: Reading your own comic?

I re-read my stuff pretty frequently. For some reason it takes me forever to determine if something needs to be fixed or not, so constantly re-visiting my work helps. I guess it's like when I write a manuscript and keep going back through it for edits....except, y'know, it's already online while I'm...
by mikemacdee
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What made YOU happy today?
Replies: 1900
Views: 161018

Re: What made YOU happy today?

I got a cartoon published in the newspaper on Saturday. I sent it through the Letters to the Editor section of the paper's website and didn't even dream they'd go for it. First time I've been print-published.

It wasn't a paying gig, but it was still cool. And now I know I can probably do it again.