AnimeCanuck wrote:Hi Bryan!
Your little side rant.. (ha! Little my ASS! ) almost made me cry.
The Rich Rock is such a CUTE idea! I want cute, loving little kids like you were!!!!! ^^*
I wrote down the numbers,.. and when I turn 18 I think I might use them for my first ticket, do you (and your mom?) mind? They'd be for Canada's Super 7 (which means I'd have to add a 7th number in there... 7!) If you don't want me to, that's cool. I'll use Biblical numbers! (It worked for some woman in the Maritimes on TV!)
Anyways.. Yeah! So cute! *hugs*
You said "...that my lovingly fast-food cultured brain is frequently hard to start up when I want to draw more, and I end up procrastinating before the long and enduring task of making one single page; SOC is a grueling piece to draw!"
I know exactly how you feel. I often feel like that with Thermalyte, and even with J-Force, which is still only in the EARLY PRE-Production process right now. I mean.. I don't even have my 3 main characters!
Joy, the girl.. I know how I want her to look, and I like her name.. Then there's to be two guys.. I think I know how I want one of them to look.. But I haven't got a name for either of them. I have a basic plot and the first few strips vaguely floating around my mind.. but that's it.
And for a while.. (a long while, actually) I DID have the first page of Pelolos: Death and Rebirth in my head.. but now I kinda forget it, so it's not as funny. Besides, I had NO idea what to do after that, and you didn't even finish ACR yet! (ie: I'm waiting! *taps foot like sonic* ^_~)
I am so WAAAAAAY behind with Thermalyte.. She should have been in SPACE by now... *sigh*
And I'm also far enough behind with Nafta. I'm a horrible lazy-assed bitch!
And last week, I was reading some of your SoC archives, and I came across one of your rants where you said "Christine CAN draw! I know she knows I know it!" Or something like that. And that put me into a depression for most of that day. I was really sad, thinking.. "No.. I can't. I suck SOOOO terribly!" But not just 'cause of my artwork, but 'cause my lack of persistance, determination, artwork, character definition, sureness, and the fact that at THAT time, I lost my will to draw! (Aaaah! How horrible!) It's passed, now. And I feel better about my art now.. but some of the rest of that list still stands. (like lack of motivation)
Yesterday, I had the sudden URGE to draw up some Thermalyte pages! (YAY!) but I couldn't, 'cause I still wasn't done the CoL strip yet.
And if you look at it, you can SEE why I think I can't draw.. CAN'T YOU?
(Although, I really do like my last two "frames" with all the blood. Hehe. ^_~)
I hear ya.
Just keep at it, 'cause I personally think that YOU ROCK, and your art and storytelling ability is FABULOUS, possibly the best out there.
And you know that Pelolos: PTEMAI- ACR is STILL my favourite online manga out there, right?
You have such GUSTO! Such UNQUIVERING hands! (er.. faith!)
And a wonderful stick-to-it-ive-ness!
And I admire you for that!
(and WHOA, can you COLOUR! Teach me, oh Bry-sama! PLEASE!)
YOU HAVE WHAT'S KNOWN AS A RICH HEART!
AnimeCanuck wrote:YAY!!! Pelolos is almost done!? ^_^ (wait.. why am I so happy about this? I should be sad! It's ending! ... I guess it's 'cause there will finally be more strips to read... ^_____^)
You want me to look for your improvement? Okay! ^^ I'll do that for ya, buddy!
Please DO tell me how you colour. It's sooooo amazing! Especially the Zeila frame of your last Nafta strip... How did you do that neat design thing on her top AND the background and stuff?
I guess what I meant to say up there, is that when you draw, you put your heart into it. I don't. Well, I do.. but I don't put much heart into it (usually)...
But you... YOU PUT YOUR WHOLE HEART into it! And that's REALLY ADMIRABLE!!
And 8 hours!!!? (well.. yeah.. I can see that in your stuff... *sigh*)
Whoa! For my Nafta parodies, I was spending an hour to 2 hours on them. All inclusive Photoshop 6 from beginning to end.
I dunno how much time I spent on last weeks strip. At least 3 hours, I'd say. But Hmmm..
Okay.. I guess I'll HAVE to spend 8 hours on this week's strip! ... Or.. At least 6.. (I don't think I have that kind of time, if you know what I mean..)
This week.... Coloured Pencils!!!!!
Markers were fun.. and GREAT for the blood effect.. (heh. ^_^) But the colours weren't exactly quite like how I would have liked them.
I hope I do an EXCELLENT job this time...
And STUMP you!!!
Hopefully I'll draw some more Thermalyte before school starts on the 3rd, too. ^^
Maybe also the Conclusion of my Pelo/SoC crossover.
We'll see. ^_~
pOnju wrote:gah, I suck at writing...
But I just wanted to say that I found your article on "The Rich Rock" to be incredibly profound, and say a lot of the things that I think a lot of us who've been doing this for a while (these days I suppose that means more than 3 months) have been feeling, but couldn't quite put into words. Its definitely the case for me, however err.. pretentious as that may sound...
I like SOC - I have to admit I only started reading it recently, but I'm constantly amazed by the ingenuity of the layouts and the structure of the storytelling - its just so well done. Its good stuff dude.
Akira Hasegawa wrote:Hi Bryan, how have you been? This is Akira from "Tsunami Channel". I read your article "Rich Rock" through a recommendation of pOnju.
Both "Experimental Comic Kotone (ExCoKo)" and "Magical Mina (MaMi)" are experimental comics to me. I'm experimenting on character development, story telling, comic layout, drawing style, and readers' reaction with these comics. "ExCoKo" is focused on girl side of me: cute joke, cute character, and love stories "MaMi" is more focused on boy side of me: action, fight, and victory.
I am a biologist/compute scientist. I am a person who wants to experiment/understand everything (Mina really does portrait me a lot). I am learning comic techniques through my two comic strips, so in maybe future when I really really want to start my original story, I have enough talent to tell what I really meant.
I have to admit that "ExCoKo" is based on "Tenchi Muyo", "Love Hina", and other Japanese love simulation games ("To Heart", "Tokimeki Memorial"). "MaMi" is based on "Cardcaptor Sakura", "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure", and "3x3 Eyes". There is no way any comic artists can come up with truely original story right from the beginning. By copying/learning from other favorite artists, then it's possible to come up with own style. Some people criticise me of being a copycat, but I hope eventually these two comics will become original little by little as I begin to develop my own original words...
One of the great thing about webcomic is, you have a way to express your work to the world very easily. Since you are free to do anything, yu can experiments on many different drawing/story telling styles and hear the reaction from readers. "Webcomic" is really a nice training place to level up techniques. "I want to improve more, More, and MORE!!" is the driving force behind "Tsunami Channel".
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