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Postby McDuffies on Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:39 am

Redtech wrote:Oh And McDuffles...STAY AWAY FROM THE SAMMICH!

make me
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Postby Black Sparrow on Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:26 am

debcooper wrote:
KWill wrote:
legostargalactica wrote:
debcooper wrote:hey everyone i'm Deb. i'm a longtime comic fan/reader. see u around the forums.


not if we're invisible!

Or if we close our eyes =)


...'tis true. I too, however, have the power to make myself invisible. :p


Gee, now I feel silly strutting around fully visible. I'm an open target among an army of ninja!

Meh. Strut proudly in the open, new people, and hope the oldbies don't pick off too many of you!
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Postby Salyavin on Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:39 am

Prepare my vampiric ninjas our time is nigh and soon we shall rule this forum :evil: ....

I wrote that out loud didn't I.

Anyways any new people who want to become vampiric ninjas just report to me and I'll make you a mindless slave to my will in no time at all.
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Postby Black Sparrow on Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:41 am

Nope. You did not. I didn't see a thing.

And we totally won't use it to your disadvantage later, either. Image
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Postby Salyavin on Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:48 am

Oh thanks that's very kind of you :D

Waitaminute how can you use something you didn't read to my... Oh you were being ironic weren't you. I should have been able to tell what with the devil smiley and all
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Postby Redtech on Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:21 pm

mcDuffies wrote:
Redtech wrote:Oh And McDuffles...STAY AWAY FROM THE SAMMICH!

make me


Taking the "make" literally. I don't have a cloning vat available. :(
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Postby Jerseycajun on Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:32 pm

First time here, just hoping to add to the discussions and community in general, and maybe picking up a few experience pointers from or picking up a few extra loyal readers to my strip :)
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Postby The Mortician on Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:02 pm

Welcome jerseycajun.
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Postby McDuffies on Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:39 pm

Redtech wrote:
mcDuffies wrote:
Redtech wrote:Oh And McDuffles...STAY AWAY FROM THE SAMMICH!

make me


Taking the "make" literally. I don't have a cloning vat available. :(

I guess we'll have to wait for mcDuffies hegemony till you get one.
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Postby Alpha Knight on Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:04 pm

hello all, i am the Alpha knight, which doesn't mean im the strongest knight, i just got the first letter of the greek alphabet.
ive seen mango in a forum known as Kirby's Rainbow Resort. i "followed" her comics and recently discovered this forum's exsistance!
so hello, i may pop up here from time to time.
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Postby Deca on Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:17 pm

Hello I'm Jess, I'm new here. ^^
I love this site so much. Usually I tend to lurk around it's a learning experience just looking through all the variety of comics.
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Postby Salyavin on Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:13 am

Hello and welcome, we'll have you undead in no time :D.
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Postby Deca on Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:10 am

Salyavin wrote:Hello and welcome, we'll have you undead in no time :D.


Thanks but I have more of a preference towards pirate vampires, they are far superior. :D
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Postby Black Sparrow on Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:16 pm

Deca wrote:
Salyavin wrote:Hello and welcome, we'll have you undead in no time :D.


Thanks but I have more of a preference towards pirate vampires, they are far superior. :D


Oooh, don't tell that to the zombie ninja... they won't like that.
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Postby Birdie on Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:17 am

Hey remember me? I think I'm back, it depends on how much freetime I allow myself. I have been trying to log in to go back to regular updates for my comic, and apparently I can't log in. I'll go to the help thread and see what I can do, but I just wanted to say howdy to everyone.
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Postby Dr Legostar on Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:07 pm

where the hell have you been, you bastard?
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Postby Jen_Babcock on Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:20 pm

I tend to pop in and out- being active and inactive for long periods of time. Last year was stressful and depressing, but I think I've regained my ability to participate in online social interaction again.
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Postby Birdie on Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:13 pm

legostargalactica wrote:where the hell have you been, you bastard?


Long story short? Computer has been broken, I've been doing SFF as a handwritten xeroxed minicomic that's getting some readers, and I miss my CGers.
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Postby Sangrim on Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:28 pm

Hi, I'm Alex, joined up recently. I just have to say I love this site, especially the help forums. I also find myself getting stuck reading all the wonderful comics here every now and then. I can't believe I've missed this community for such a long time.
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Postby Blackhole on Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:43 pm

hey people. Let me bore you with my personal comics history. Grab a bag of chips and a drink and read away! yay!! :D


I've been making my own comics for fun ever since I was 9 or 10 years old. First I loved the newspaper comics and stuff like Garfield and was making my own three panel strips. Then I got into comic books and for a while struggled to make my own and had the problem of well,.. everything. When I was 14 (1995) I discovered some book from the local library about making and publishing comics and it totally opened my eyes. :o It was a revelation to me to find out so much info about not only making comics,.. but it had examples of comics from other countries as well as small press and indie comics. I learned about doing thumbnails and layouts based on scripts from that book.

I used to draw and ink(with pens and markers) and letter my pages(by writing the text and balloons on separate sheets of paper, cutting them out and sticking them onto the art),.. then get some 11x17 sheets of paper and stick the comic pages on the front and back of the 11x17 pages to lay it out like a magazine and then ask my dad to make copies at his job.
Then I started to draw on 11x17 paper and ink with crow quills, brushes, and bottles of ink. By that time I would type the text in MS Word and then print out all the text,.. draw balloons around them,.. and cut and paste them onto the art.

Then I started buying the bristol board blue-lined 11x17 art boards and worked on them. I got sick of cutting and pasting the text and balloons onto the art so I started to just write and draw in the text an balloons but it was kind of crappy.
I was going to a local college in 2000 and bought a Wacom tablet and it came with Painter. I messed with it a lot but found that I draw much better with plain old pencil and paper.

Then around 2002 I had kind of a freak out and suddenly got all depressed and stopped making comics and being creative. About once a year I would start something but just give up and go back to waiting to die. :cry:

Then the Fall of 2006,. after Thanksgiving, for some reason I started to just feel happy again and the depression was gone. I started really itching to make comics again so I finally made my first finished comic book since 2002! I started it after Thanksgiving and finished it by Christmas and it was kind of the best thing I had done. (well,.. now when I look at it I see low detail backgrounds and awkward poses,.. but I had lots of fun.) That book was the first time I had scanned my art into my PC and then lettered it in MS Word. It worked out just fine.

But I've got lots of stuff I'm working on right now and I'm not depressed anymore. Comics make me happy. :)

---------BUT WAIT,..there's more! get another drink!-----------

AS far as subject matter and styles and what comics I like to read:

I grew up reading The Punisher and X-Men,.. then moved on to Spawn and The Maxx and Wildcats,.. then got into Sin City and then Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and Preacher other small press stuff and weird indie stuff. Now I mostly just read old comics form the 80's and 90's in the back issue bins. I used to love the computer coloring and glossy paper when it first showed up but now I prefer the old coloring and rough paper. (or black & white)

I never really got into Manga. Yes I've got the Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed, and Dominion books,.. but it was just a dabble. I draw in a more American style. I have my serious(sort of) stories where I draw semi-realistic,.. then I have my cartoony stories where I draw.... uuuhhh..... cartoony.


So in a nutshell, I'm 26. I love stuff from the 90's,...,and comics make me happy.


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