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Postby Xaq on Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:38 pm

Sorry, couldn't resist. ;-)
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Postby Alina P on Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:24 pm

Gah! You beat me to it!
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Postby JmcV on Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:43 am

first, uhm, fan post? i mean not that layne isn't a fan but being boyfriend and mr. super-assisty with website & comic man he kinda doesn't count.

so i totally win the fangirl prize right? take that TRENT!!! i'm a bigger fangirl than you!! muahahahha!!
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Postby Americangothic on Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:11 am

Dammit. I was hoping to be the biggest fangirl....

Oh well...such is life.

Congrats on your new forum and website design. It's looking really smooth! And I love what you are doing with the vampires...but then...I love vampires...giggle giggle giggle

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Postby Alina P on Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:26 am

J - I should hope that you're a bigger fanGIRL than Trent... Being that Trent is all manly and such. ;)

Not that it matters much. I love all my fangirls (and boys) the same. You guys rock! Yay, people on my forum!

Thanks Gothia! Glad to hear that the new design is such a hit. I gotta ask you one thing, though - how do you keep up with the full-page, 5-day a week updates? And in watercolor no less! Awesome!
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Postby JmcV on Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:17 pm

Trent is manly now? Sorry I must have been confused by the giddy girlish giggling (oooo alliteration).

Aww I shouldn't be mean to the guy. And I think I can answer question about Gothia. Clearly must be some sort of alien with 18 hands, or else have a team of slaves doing her evil bidding. Or both. (o:
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Postby Americangothic on Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:02 pm

Well...you're gonna hate my answer.... everyone does....

the time it takes most people to do their comics on a computer, I do mine in half. I only spend about 5-10 hours a week on this hobby of mine. I spend more time on the forums and keenspace IRC chat than I do on my comic.

I draw up five days at a time in a pad of watercolor paper usually in one night with pencil while watching the news. The next night I will ink them all, then the next night I might do all the gray marker work (saves me a lot of watercolor work) Most of my work is done sitting on the couch watching TV.

Then I assembly line the paint too...I do all reds at one time, all blues, etc. five at a time, so one week will look pretty similar. I just lay it all out on the dining table and splash the paint around.

The next night I scan stuff in and do the text..then upload.

What makes me stumble is the web and html work...and I blow chunks at computerized coloring despite having taken a digital art course. Give me old school any day.

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Postby Xaq on Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:09 am

Wow, there's two comics now linking Weregeek. :-) American Gothic, and If/Then/Else. And actual fans in the Forums. Crazy!

Gothia, Alina takes about the same amount of time to do her strips (at least, the smaller 3-panel ones), although she colours on the computer. It's when she gets ambitious and does huge multi-panel ones with complex backgrounds that it takes longer!
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Postby Americangothic on Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:05 am

That's awesome that she can do them so fast.

There was a thread about a month or two ago (every now and then it gets brought up to the top again) about "how long does it take you"

I'm rather stunned at some of the answers...some of these folks spend 18+ hours on ONE and only one page and that is why they only update once a week or once every two weeks.

It's been my experience so far that consumers love their updates 3 times a week or more. That's why I'm reading Weregeek! I fully admit I'm "short attention span theater"

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Postby Alina P on Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:59 pm

Yeah, I'm the same way. All of the comics that I read on a regular basis are updated at least 3 times a week. I'll still read the ones that have less updates, but I tend to forget about them and just go back once in a while to read a big chunk at once.
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Postby Xaq on Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:18 am

Agreed... anything less than 3x a week just doesn't keep my interest. Comics like that are meant to be checked only once a month or so. :P
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Postby UnicornEmily on Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:56 am

I totally agree with you there! That's why I went for weak art and frequent updates with my comic strip. I am constantly jealous of my best friend, who draws Nowhere University -- she has terrific art AND a terrific story AND updates three times a week, while I can only boast the good story and frequently updates with mine. (Sheepish laugh.)

Of course, now that I've discovered Weregeek, I have two fabulous webcomics to be jealous of! :shucks: Not that I really consider this a bad thing, of course. ;)
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Postby Tom the Fanboy on Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:42 am

Am I supposed to post here first?

Well, I guess not, but 10 pounds of Pocky will get me into any forum.

Love the comic! I've already gotten a couple friends reading.
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Postby Mravac Kid on Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:11 pm

Well, I guess this is a good thread to post this...

"Dustin is a major Star Wars/Trek geek and owns both a lightsaber AND a bathlith"

And you call yourselves geeks? Shame on you. :p
Bat'Leth was the spelling, last I checked.

And I'm not even a major geek. :p


Anyways, I just found the comic thanks to Pablo's LJ post, and it looks quite interesting. I shall keep an eye on it, though I don't suppose I'll post here much.

I'll also take the opportunity to pimp out the comic I'm coloring, the link is in the buttons. Updates every weekday, with full-size, full-color pages!
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Postby Tom the Fanboy on Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:45 pm

Sorry, I was under the impression that "bathlith" was Ferengi pornography.
A Lithograph of verious species bathing.

I really wasn't interested.
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Postby Xaq on Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:53 pm

And you call yourselves geeks? Shame on you. :p
Bat'Leth was the spelling, last I checked.

And I'm not even a major geek. :p


That would be my fault... I'm not really a big Star Trek fan, and I was transcribing from dictation. I probably should have looked up how to spell it. ;)

Edit: Fixed!
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Nice!

Postby Aerieblue on Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:00 pm

Followed the link from Pablo's LJ and really love the comic. :lol: I showed it to the folks around my fiance's office and some of them have it bookmarked now.

(I'm from a big BOFFER LARP community.)

Two thumbs up!
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Postby Alina P on Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:57 am

You know, I've never tried a boffer LARP, but it seems like it'd be pretty fun! (Especially if you read Jennie Breeden's Geeba's on Parade. <a href="http://geebasonparade.keenspot.com/" target="_blank">[link]</a> Hee!)

I can't say for certain, but it seems like boffer LARP is far more widespread in the U.S. than here in Canada. I'd wager there's even more boffer LARPers than theatre LARPers! It's the opposite here. I can think of lots of different theatre games in a many cities, often with upwards of three theater games in the same city at the same time, but I've been hard pressed to find any boffer-style games.

Maybe it's too cold? ;)
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Postby Xaq on Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:06 pm

There's some NERO games in Ontario (three of them, it looks like) and one in New Brunswick... and there's also Sunfall, which runs out of Edmonton (and which actully pre-dates NERO, although it was called DreamQuest back in the mid-80's). There's a game called Havoc in Winnipeg, and a handful of independents scattered around Ontario, plus Yggdrasil in Quebec. That's about it... whereas there's dozens and dozens of World of Darkness theatre-style games all across Canada.

After doing that little bit of research, I was suprised and delighted to discover a LARP wiki. Check it out: LINK
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Postby Thunderhowl on Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:22 pm

I think the closest we come to boffer LARPS here in SK is the SCA crew. They are pretty hardcore here.
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