22 August 2010 - Hey, if Bart Simpson could yell it...

posted 22nd Aug 2010, 12:24 AM

22 August 2010 - Hey, if Bart Simpson could yell it...
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22nd Aug 2010, 12:24 AM

Lich_Barrister

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Purple - K.B.
White - Secret Agent Dench
Yellow - Robert B. Crow
Blue - Admiral Nelson
Red - Sir Veux

I tried a couple of things with the overlays this time - a 2-pixel outline around the "screen" and people, and a sepia overlay with video distortion. Any thoughts?

This should be the last MST-style thing for a spell, just because I'll likely have some Lego order tomorrow and time to prep things. YOLT may have to downgrade to two times a week once the school year gets under swing.

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22nd Aug 2010, 5:56 AM

Dennis Price

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It's a little easier to follow now, although I still get a little confused (not your fault -- it's the way my mind works). Tybalt Fett deserves his own comic; just think of all the fun you could have with him! I'm probably going to have to go back to twice a week myself by October if this brainlock I'm experiencing keeps up.

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23rd Aug 2010, 4:57 AM

Dave

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I like the outline, but it might work better if you dialed back to opacity to around 75% or so. The sepia looks pretty nice.

On an unrelated note, the salad tossing line was outstanding!

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26th Aug 2010, 4:45 AM

BrickVoid

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Wouldn't it be more convenient to build a big buffer of comics all at once, so you could just post as normal through the school period? Most of the major comics do this, and it works well for them.

If you think of comics as a big assembly line job, it should be fairly easy to shoot lots of scenes once you know what you want and where.

After all, that's what all that expensive, glitzy, over-hyped productivity software is supposed to help people do! ;)

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26th Aug 2010, 10:13 PM

Lich_Barrister

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Cheers for the comments, everyone. (When I mentioned that I'd thrown in the "salad" aside my wife was mock-appalled, since she's read Chris Rock's comedy book the same as I have. If you don't know, don't google.)

Re: a buffer - I've often dreamed, but I just don't have the knack. Yet. I need to be vigorous about going back down to four-five panels tops and half the dialog if that'll ever happen. I'm really aiming for a graphic novel feel rather than daily newspaper strip feel with "YOLT," and that's tough to just crank out. Primarily, this is a creative outlet for me as I wind up towards writing - as well as prep for if/when I teach English again.

And GIMP's not expensive - it's free! "Over-hyped" is not my job, but I like it. I need to learn how to use it better, sure...

It's nice to be compared to the major comics, and I'd love to be near their level of competence, but I know that I'm a really good critic who's daring to put himself out there and try and make something. It's always a work in progress... now about making it progress...

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