GoPogo wrote:I have a question. (Its a bit exciting to have the first question on here, I must say.)
Do you already have the story planned out, or are you making it up as you go along?
GoPogo wrote:Don't even get me started on Sid Vicious. I could rant for hours about him. Okay, maybe not hours, but a few solid minutes at least.
I wish I had another question for you, but at the moment I don't. Not any good ones, I mean.
Tenma wrote:Nice place you got here, Monroe. Now, let me just stretch out grind my feet on your couch...
I don't think I've ever heard of anyone doing the lettering and bubbles first. That's an interesting way to do things, though, and I can see how it would give you a better idea of exactly how much space you have to work with. I usually hit it in between setting my lineart in the frames template and coloring, in case I need to make adjustments.
I remember you saying something about quitting drawing and coming back to it several years later to do Out There. Did you do anything else of this magnitude before the great hiatus, or was it always kind of just a hobby? I ask because you seem to have a well-defined style and excellent consistency, which suggests you've had a lot of practice.
rcmonroe wrote:Yeah, to me doing the word bubbles first just makes sense, because then I know exactly what space I have left to work with. I can see how it wouldn't be necessary in your case, because you usually have much wider panels than I do and therefore a lot more space to work with. When one of my windy characters goes into a diatribe though, I know that with my skinny panels space is going to be at a premium.
As for my style, I started drawing comics when I was a wee lad, drew a daily strip in college, then a couple of weekly strips in various community (read: very low-circulation) newspapers after that before throwing my hands up in the air. So I did have a lot of practice. I guess it's like riding a bike, because when I started again, it felt a lot like it did in the old days.
I'm getting to the point where I'm starting to feel like the drawings are consistent, but I'm not there yet. It's a funny thing--I didn't want to start the strip until I had sketched the characters enough so they wouldn't be changing a lot once I started the strip. But they have changed; maybe not radically, but the change is noticeable. I wonder if you've also found the following to be true: no matter what you think you know about your characters, the final decision always seems to be up to them.
KAM wrote:How do you feel about people you don't know suggesting your comic for reviews?
KAM wrote:How do you feel about your characters making cameos in other comics?
KAM wrote:Okay, I noticed your comment over at the Studio Rat forum & thought I should stick my head in & say hi & there didn't seem to be any other thread for that.
Been reading Out There from the 3rd comic. Cracked up, read the first 2 & bookmarked it. Just not much of a forum person.
Cloudy wrote:Sure, I'll bite. Have any artists ever influenced your drawing style, and if so, who and in what way?
Schprocklabor wrote:rcmonroe wrote:Am I dating myself?
You sure are, you young whippersnapper. Where's the love for George Herriman, Winsor McCay, and A.D. Condo?
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