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hollarino:

So, I’ve got 14 pages of my January Comics Challenge done already, I’m thinking of making this into a little Zine when it’s done. 

This is an autobiographical story about my Dad when I was growing up. It gets better! These intro pages seem a bit gloomy but… well, the story is about change. I hope I kept it cheery enough.

I’ll post the next ones when they are done. Also, if anyone in real life knows my Dad, for obvious reasons, please don’t show him this (although I’m not sure he’d ever figure this website out as it is not for internet dating). Cheers! 

PS: I like to write big panels of text, sorry not sorry.

Hollie, this is amazing!

careydraws:

I owe a lot to that vanished group. Were you in it? I miss you.
Made this short comic for Dirty Diamonds #4- breakups. If you missed it at MICE and SPX this year, it’ll be at Asbury Park Comic Con in 2014, and fingers crossed for TCAF.

kateordie:

justplainsomething:

Everything I love about Bruce Wayne.

*salutes*

by Vito Delsante & Dean Haspiel
Taken from Batman Adventures Vol. 2 #9

My life.
Yes, I am a dinosaur.

My life.

Yes, I am a dinosaur.

Subnormality #572(click to embiggen)

Subnormality #572
(click to embiggen)

ourvaluedcustomers:

While discussing BEFORE WATCHMEN…

This guy has a point…

ourvaluedcustomers:

While discussing BEFORE WATCHMEN…

This guy has a point…

I know you have done some filmmaking projects. Are you currently doing any projects right now? (professional or personal). Also, with your expertise in filmmaking, do you use that in your comic making? If so, what helps you in the area of making comics from your knowledge of film?

Asked by mrcontro

I actually kind of forgot that Tumblr has a Q&A function. So thanks, Tre, for reminding me that
a) This is a thing I have enabled and
b) I should really make some more films.

I do have a project on the go at the moment, a promotional video for the hospital radio station I volunteer at. I had intended to be well into the production stage at this point, but I accidentally got a proper job, and the necessary training has left me short of spare time recently.
Rest assured, it’ll be started (and done) soon. In the meantime, you can watch this video to get an idea of what the end result will look like.

With regards to the comics question, I’ll give a bit of backstory for anyone who only recently started following my Tumblr. In the far-off years of 2006-2008, I drew comics pretty regularly(-ish. I was lousy with even the loosest of schedules). Some of them can be found here, but all of them can be found on my DeviantArt page, a website I still visit daily.
Once I moved away for university/college, I had less time to sit down and draw, but more time to stand up and make films. I didn’t stop making comics entirely, but I found that most of the short scenes I was coming up with worked better in the context of a video. And, given that that was the artistic skill I was looking to develop at the time, I chose to makes film whenever I could.

I’m not sure how much my comic-making skill influences my film-making skill, or vice-versa. I’ve been doing both for almost exactly the same amount of time, and there’s a certain degree of crossover in the way that they’re made (a film’s storyboard is, in essence, the film condensed into a comic strip format), so it’s possible that developing these skills at the same time (if not at the same rate) has led to them influencing one another in some way. Just not in a way that I can consciously recognise (yet).
So, to answer your question of whether I use my “expertise in filmmaking in my comic making”: Probably, but not in a tangible way.

The truth is, I like to tell stories in a visual medium. Films and comics both offer me the opportunity to do that. And while the end results are very different (unless your comic is a flipbook), I realise that there are some visual tricks that can work well in both mediums.

A good example is featured pretty extensively in Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s The Killing Joke. Whenever the story shifts into or out of a flashback of the Joker’s previous life, it does so by having the two bridging panels resembling each other:
This is known in editing terms as a ‘match cut’. You see it in movies all the time (think of how many times you’ve seen a character’s eye fade into the moon, or the bone-to-ship from 2001), and Alan Moore makes use of it pretty often. It’s an editing device that, if used appropriately (as above), can really make a story flow better between scenes, whether you’re making a film or a comic.
There are other examples like this (I’d post more but this answer post is already WAY too long) that work for both mediums. I don’t think of them as “comic tricks” or “film tips”, just “visual storytelling devices”. And then I focus on telling that visual story as best I can, using them whenever necessary.

Holy shit this turned out long. Felt good to write, though!

I was just introduced to Kate Leth’s work through the comic about feminism that she posted yesterday. Seeing as I’ve just spent the best part of an hour reading her entire comic archive, I think I can safely say that I think she’s an awesome person and you should check her stuff out!
[kateordie]

I was just introduced to Kate Leth’s work through the comic about feminism that she posted yesterday. Seeing as I’ve just spent the best part of an hour reading her entire comic archive, I think I can safely say that I think she’s an awesome person and you should check her stuff out!

[kateordie]

Internet pal Nathan Wootters has finally released issue 2 of Cells, an online comic that he’s writing with the aid of audience participation.
The first issue’s here, the second’s here, and you can vote on where the story goes next here.
I’ve been a fan of Nathan’s stuff for many years now. His DeviantArt gallery is brimming with acerbic journal comics that both promote and poke fun at his cynical outlook on life.Cells is the natural extension of his previous Nate Vs. comics. It’s set in a surreal and sardonic world that we’ve still only starting to explore.I love what I’ve read so far, and can’t wait for more!

Internet pal Nathan Wootters has finally released issue 2 of Cells, an online comic that he’s writing with the aid of audience participation.

The first issue’s here, the second’s here, and you can vote on where the story goes next here.

I’ve been a fan of Nathan’s stuff for many years now. His DeviantArt gallery is brimming with acerbic journal comics that both promote and poke fun at his cynical outlook on life.
Cells is the natural extension of his previous Nate Vs. comics. It’s set in a surreal and sardonic world that we’ve still only starting to explore.
I love what I’ve read so far, and can’t wait for more!

blatherpuss:

mcbyeahaboutthat:

Timely webcomics commentary, if you ask me.

These are all beautiful kisses from heaven! I love them all!!!

Reblogging for TRUTH!

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