killian-me-softly-jones:

Bob’s Burgers - BURGER OF THE DAY

sakuraharutsuki:

Perfect Sheelos cosplay!

I feel like I never see Tales of Symphonia Cosplay! Kudos!

sakuraharutsuki:

Perfect Sheelos cosplay!

I feel like I never see Tales of Symphonia Cosplay! Kudos!

(Source: cosp.jp)

jabyourface asked:

Do you think that the pros outweigh the cons of just starting to do the comic, even when the story may not be set in stone yet? Such as webcomics, I hear a lot of 'rewriting this and that' when there's a delay in an update. But it seems like the comic would be treated as a novel, when everything has been decided and ready to publish, only thing left to do is draw.

Different comic writers might tell you different things.  In the end whatever allows you to make the best story is the best way to write, even if that way is totally different than mine.  What works for me might not work for others vise versa.

BUT since you asked for my opinion….

It is a mistake not to have the comic planned out before you start.  If you don’t, then you’re asking for problems.  You want all the major plots, characters, beats, twists, and turns realized before you start the comic.  If you don’t you’re just asking for inconsistencies, continuity errors, and plot holes in your story.  

That being said, you never want your story set in stone.  You need to be flexible. You never know when an idea will pop in your head. And when it does, you need to be able to implement it without having to start over.  Hell, I totally rewrote the last page of Shadows of Oblivion #2  as I was drawing it. Staying flexible gave that issue a better ending, AND a better beginning to issue #3. 

This flexibility especially comes in handy when you are working on individual issues of comics.  When I started writing a different issue I realized many of the beats and pacing were too similar to an earlier issue.  So I rewrote the issue to be totally different story, but still fit in with the over all plot I had already planned out.  It allowed me to make a much better story because I didn’t set it in stone.

But before you think I just gave you free reign to just do whatever you feel like on a whim, structure is really important.  I still sketch out and thumbnail the plots. I script out the issues. Not set in stone, but more like a tree branch: strong, structured and rigid, but able to bend if needed.

Also, I don’t know if any novel writers told you that the things they write are set in stone.  But if they did, they’re either lairs or frauds.  Novels are constantly delayed for rewrites.  They probably go through more rewrites than most comic book scripts. 

I hope that answers your question and that it helps!

If anyone else has any questions about making comics or art. Or just any questions in general feel free to ask me! I answer all of them!

And most importantly make comics, not excuses!

ipgcomic asked:

Okay I mindset guidance. With work and all I know that if I want to draw comics I need to schedule time to do it or it won't get done but I want to break out of the mindset that just because something has to be scheduled doesn't make it work/not fun. Did you ever have to deal with that?

Well… yes and no.

I love drawing comics. There’s nothing else I rather do professionally. However, I think its healthy to think of your comics or any illustration you do as work. I feel like “fun” carries the connotation that it can be done leisurely, and without consequence, and is approached with the attitude of “it doesn’t matter.” You probably don’t care if you lose a game of Candy Land, but I bet if you lose your job, you’ll care quite a bit .

Your attitude towards comics have to be the same.  It’s bonus if you like what you’re doing, but if you don’t want to “lose your job” (or get a job) making a comic,  you have to approach it like you would work. Comics is a serious business with hundreds, if not thousands of people trying to break in and make their creations known.  The more you want people to take you seriously, the more serious you have to approach the art. That means lots of work…. fun work…. but still work………..

…..so much work….. never ending work…..

I hope that answers your question!

if anyone else has any questions about making comics, art, or just in general just ask!  I answer all of them!

And most importantly make comics, not excuses!

petervnguyen:

Marvel girl being a teenager from the 1960s do you think she really liked that Beatles album YELLOW submarine?

The theme and warm up continues. Will stop this weekend because this weekend ill be at Wondercon(AA113)!

-peter

AA-113

Inking done. Color time! #commission #art #ink #inking #colors #superhero #team

16 bit leviathan. Now I have to do the background, then I might reveal what I’m working on…. #16bit #shadowsofoblivion

xombiedirge:

CBR's art challenge, The Line It is Drawn, tackles some Muppet/comic mash-ups this week. My favs are above, but check out plenty more HERE.

Cookie Monster as Galactus by David Branstetter

Deadpool/Gonzo & Beaker, Agent of Hydra by Fernando Pinto

Kermit as The Spirit by Cynthia Sousa / Tumblr & Amanda Rodgers

Dazzler and The Electric Mayhem by Caanan Grall / Website

Forgetful Jones is Jonah Hex by Brendan Tobin

Animal as Wolverine by Axel Medellin / Blog

Iron Muppets by Derek Langille / Tumblr

Reign of the Super Grovers by Marco D’Alfonso / Website / Tumblr

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I'm an Indie Comic book artist. I've freelanced for mostly small companies as well as self publish my own comic. I get asked alot of questions on how I got into comics, how to draw, and/or how I started creating my own self published comic.

As I'm answering these questions I'm finding most peoples create excuses for themselves. Something to justify the fact that they're not trying very hard. The truth is if you want to do something, ANYTHING, whether it's making comic books or being in the circus, there is no excuse for not perusing your dream.

This blog will show work in progress, and tutorials on drawing and making comics in general, as well as feature some motivation to pursue your dreams and stop making excuses. I'll also be posting pages from my own self published comic to prove that I'm not a hypocrite and I practice what I preach.

So lets Stop making excuses and start making comics!

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