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Severed Ties ------->The current arc

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:30 pm
by TheSuburbanLetdown
I am taking a week off to work on the next story. I feel different now and I am going to attempt to crank it up a notch. The first page took me maybe 8 hours to pencil so far, and I'm not done yet. And I may change the way I ink things. Will it work? We'll see. It could end up sucking. It's expected run length will be close to 100 pages. I'll rename this thread when it's up and running so it'll be the official storyline thread.

Re: Some sort of announcement

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:08 pm
by Paul Escobar
Mmm, sounds well intriguing. :)

PeppermintAfterlife wrote:It's expected run length will be close to 100 pages.

Cor blimey, you making a graphic novel?

Speaking of which, I'd really like to see (as in, I would definitely buy) a The End of Things book. It's a fine comic you make, and IMHO fine comics should be printed on real genuine paper and placed right there on my bookshelf so I can re-read them without having to turn on the computer!

Re: Some sort of announcement

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:14 am
by TheSuburbanLetdown
Paul Escobar wrote:Speaking of which, I'd really like to see (as in, I would definitely buy) a The End of Things book. It's a fine comic you make, and IMHO fine comics should be printed on real genuine paper and placed right there on my bookshelf so I can re-read them without having to turn on the computer!

It would be pretty cool to compile this and sell it in a book format some day. One of my goals with this next story is to up the quality as much as possible so that it would be worthy to have in a book of some sorts.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:20 am
by TheSuburbanLetdown
So it's begun. I guess it doesn't look as different as I thought it would, but basically I'm trying to boost the general effect. What I mean is cleaner art and layouts that are more carefully thought out. And less random hatching. Not much to really talk about yet, but page one is up.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:53 pm
by Gildedtongue
Wooo, definately going to go eat at the Otaku bell!

Hmmm, now, how old are those magical shorts Evan have? I mean, if he had them back in middle school, I hope someone will remind him that bone structure does expand and clothing doesn't last forever...

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:44 am
by TheSuburbanLetdown
He's had the magic shorts since the end of Junior high. Perhaps that's one of the many problems.

I dunno if I'f ever go somewhere called Otaku Bell But if I ever wanted sushi and refied beans then I guess I'd have no other choice.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:16 am
by TheSuburbanLetdown
No update on friday. My wrist hurts.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:04 pm
by Paul Escobar
PeppermintAfterlife wrote:No update on friday. My wrist hurts.

Pain sucks. Here's to a speedy recovery.

Can't say much about the new story yet, but I like the way the characters are interacting, their personalities contrast each other well. Art looks real good.

And "Otaku Bell" made me LOL. :)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:14 pm
by TheSuburbanLetdown
Heh, thanks. After hanging out this Christmas with my sister's boyfriend, who is a professional illustrator, I'm trying to focus on the draftsmanship and do less hatching.

I think I'm starting to get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from holding the pen too tightly. As well as drumming and using a keyboard everyday. So I'll be taking it easy for a while.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:29 pm
by JTigerclaw
I was (and still am) impressed with the effort put into draftsmanship. It looks nice. :D

Maybe try doing the comic in spurts so you don't overexert yourself and your precious wrist. Keep your wrist happy, and you will be happy.

Unless you... you know... get shot in the chest or something.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:34 am
by TheSuburbanLetdown
Thanks.

What I think I'll do this weekend is pencil a few pages, but not lay any ink onto them. It's mainly when I'm inking I hold the brush and pen too tightly. Penciling is not really a problem though. I keep that a little looser.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:43 am
by Bloodied Fox
~grants the author bonus cool points for the use of the word "wanker" :P~

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:10 am
by Gildedtongue
Definately love the trenchcoat Evan has. Excellent job on the fabric of that. looks like the wind and such are actually affecting it.

Well...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:28 pm
by Never Mayhem
I couldn't post this long message I wrote, but that's ok. I was just saying I just realized the gang would make for an amusing band. See...? Maybe...?

Image

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:36 am
by TheSuburbanLetdown
mmm, blood.

Funny you should mention band. Evan is a percussionist. Not much mention has been made of it yet though other than what's mentioned on the character page (which need some major updating, ugh), but it's about to come up real real soon, And Maynard was playing the bass in one panel back in the previous story.

Heh heh.

Gildedtongue wrote:Definately love the trenchcoat Evan has. Excellent job on the fabric of that. looks like the wind and such are actually affecting it.

Thanks. I'm paying more attention to the folds in clothing now. That's part of the reason there's less hatching than the older pages.

Of couse Robert Crumb does a good job of folds and hatching, but I'm not Robert Crumb. Nor do I want to be.

I think wanker is a funny word.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:27 am
by Col
PeppermintAfterlife wrote:Of couse Robert Crumb does a good job of folds and hatching, but I'm not Robert Crumb. Nor do I want to be.


That's a relief.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:27 pm
by TheSuburbanLetdown
Col wrote:
PeppermintAfterlife wrote:Of couse Robert Crumb does a good job of folds and hatching, but I'm not Robert Crumb. Nor do I want to be.


That's a relief.
Yeah I know. He's a bit creepy.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:12 am
by Yeahduff
You're so repressed.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:16 pm
by Never Mayhem
yeahduff wrote:You're so repressed.


Well, aside from being eccentric or openly perverted, I did think he was a crumby artist in general... no pun intended there. It all seemed so bloated and obnoxious, but not in a good way.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:22 am
by TheSuburbanLetdown
I rather enjoy Robert Crumb. His career spans several decades, so he has developed a number of different styles that he can whip out like a tool from a Swiss army knife. After a while his self-loathing thing can get a little old, but one can't deny his influence on the comic world. Plus he can draw incredibly well when he wants to.

yeahduff wrote:You're so repressed.

I'm not really repressed, so much as full of hate.

Oops, I sound like that jackass that never calls us. I can't have that.

*fills self with "love"*