Purely technical questions

Postby Genecatlow on Mon Apr 02, 2001 1:12 am

Hello Kat <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif">

As much as as long as I've seen and enjoyed
your art (quite a while too!) I've been itching
to ask: Is there some super-fancy lettering
program you use for your captions and word
ballons, or do you actually do all of that BY
HAND? O_O If the former is true, could you
please let me know what is it, it'd be *great*
to have a copy! And if (as I suspect) the
latter is true, well, my hat's off to you sir.
It's truly neat! <P>One other very minor query (and don't worry,
no way would I pull an RHJunior on you, you
<I>clearly</I> know what you're doing!)-as much
as the Boodles care about each other, is it
at least a techincal possibility that they
would ever be in an adventure where they
wouldn't yiff? I know that cute yiffiness is
your specialty (and you've earned the crown
with class, I must say...) Just wondering if
it would ever seem to be a limitation to the
comic for there to *always* have it.
By all means keep up the good work! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif">
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Postby KatEllis on Mon Apr 02, 2001 2:16 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by genecatlow:
<B> Hello Kat <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif">

As much as as long as I've seen and enjoyed
your art (quite a while too!) I've been itching
to ask: Is there some super-fancy lettering
program you use for your captions and word
ballons, or do you actually do all of that BY
HAND? O_O If the former is true, could you
please let me know what is it, it'd be *great*
to have a copy! And if (as I suspect) the
latter is true, well, my hat's off to you sir.
It's truly neat!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Heya Big G! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> Yes, of COURSE I hand-letter
all my art! Computer fonts look, well, frankly
static and lifeless to me. Not to criticize
you or anyone else who uses them, but I gotta
letter everything. I gre up with the classic
"Pogo" comics, and to me the letters themselves
were *alive*! ^_^<B> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
One other very minor query (and don't worry,
no way would I pull an RHJunior on you, you
<I>clearly</I> know what you're doing!)
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Like you or anyone else in the world WOULD??
Someone with <I>two webcomics of his own,</I> fucking
off at the mouth 24/7 about *yours*? How do
you tolerate that idiot??? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/mad.gif"><B> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
-as much
as the Boodles care about each other, is it
at least a techincal possibility that they
would ever be in an adventure where they
wouldn't yiff? I know that cute yiffiness is
your specialty (and you've earned the crown
with class, I must say...) Just wondering if
it would ever seem to be a limitation to the
comic for there to *always* have it.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Personally, I've never seen it as a limitation,
but, instead, an untapped reservior of ideas
and opportunities! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> I got a million of 'em,
as the old saying goes, and I hope to put a
substantial number of 'em here. But to answer
your question, sure it's possible for them to
have an entire story without yiffing... but
they're the kind who wouldn't want to! ^_^
<B> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
By all means keep up the good work! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>[This message has been edited by genecatlow (edited 04-02-2001).]</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hey, YOU do the same! The story you're cooking
up is fantastic!! Would that I could spin a
yarn so complex and intriguing. I can tell
you've got some BIG plans ahead... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif">
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Postby Super Dave Kelly on Mon Apr 02, 2001 2:54 am

That lettering is great. I have not the time nor the patience to make it like that, yet I refuse to use computer fonts in my comic.
...what KatEllis said, I am not knocking anyone who uses computer fonts.
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Postby KatEllis on Tue Apr 03, 2001 4:39 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Super Dave Kelly:
<B>That lettering is great. I have not the time nor the patience to make it like that, yet I refuse to use computer fonts in my comic.
...what KatEllis said, I am not knocking anyone who uses computer fonts.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Practically no one who does letter their own
stuff faults anyone else *for* doing so. Good
lettering is a tricky talent to achieve, and
some computer fonts *do* look better than
others IMHO. Do what works best for the
individual artist, I say. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>
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Postby KatEllis on Tue Apr 03, 2001 4:47 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JFoxWolf:
<B>Hmm, well while your on the subject of technicall stuff behind a comic, I was wondering if you had any pointers you could give me? I've been thinking of making my own, and my biggest hurdle (which is somethin im gona have to figure out for my self) is what Art style to use.<P>At any rate what ever tips trick or other advice youd wana give id reall be greatfull.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The best tip I could give you if you want to
do a webcomic is: Do what you love best. You're
gonna need to push yourself to draw it, and
if it's a chore to do, if you don't really
love to create, then you probably won't get
very far. Go to the main Keenspace site and
look at the number of comics that are listed
as "old" or "no comics". True, some of these
just got activated, and haven't started yet,
but a lot of them are either artists who had
a brief inspiration and lost it, or never even
got started after applying for a spot on
Keenspace. Then the next thing I would suggest
is to get as far ahead with your stuff as you
can. I already had one comic I could put here
that I'd drawn a long time ago, and that gave
me a chance to build up a backlog. I'm now about
a week ahead, and I plan to stay that way. If
you want to a comic, you should think about
what kind of work you want to create. Are you
good at gag-a-day stuff or do you want to do
longer stories? Are you better at drama than
humor? Is your style realistic, toony, "cut-
and-paste-and-just-change-the word-ballons"?
You'll have to have all these things made up
in your mind *before* you start or your comic
won't really go too far.
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Postby JFoxWolf on Tue Apr 03, 2001 6:25 am

Hmm, well while your on the subject of technicall stuff behind a comic, I was wondering if you had any pointers you could give me? I've been thinking of making my own, and my biggest hurdle (which is somethin im gona have to figure out for my self) is what Art style to use.<P>At any rate what ever tips trick or other advice youd wana give id reall be greatfull.
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Postby Genecatlow on Wed Apr 04, 2001 1:09 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KatEllis:
<B>Heya Big G! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> Yes, of COURSE I hand-letter
all my art! Computer fonts look, well, frankly
static and lifeless to me. Not to criticize
you or anyone else who uses them, but I gotta
letter everything. I gre up with the classic
"Pogo" comics, and to me the letters themselves
were *alive*! ^_^</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>This is true. Your letters have that quality
too!<B> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
Like you or anyone else in the world WOULD??
Someone with <I>two webcomics of his own,</I> fucking
off at the mouth 24/7 about *yours*? How do
you tolerate that idiot??? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/mad.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I'm a patient person... to a degree. >=)
<B> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
Personally, I've never seen it as a limitation,
but, instead, an untapped reservior of ideas
and opportunities! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> I got a million of 'em,
as the old saying goes, and I hope to put a
substantial number of 'em here. But to answer
your question, sure it's possible for them to
have an entire story without yiffing... but
they're the kind who wouldn't want to! ^_^
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Okay... that's a fair answer. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif"> <B> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
By all means keep up the good work! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>
Hey, YOU do the same! The story you're cooking
up is fantastic!! Would that I could spin a
yarn so complex and intriguing. I can tell
you've got some BIG plans ahead... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I do indeed! But what makes you think that
you couldn't do the same? Your present story
suggests that you may be going into some more
detail about the Boodles and their world.
(Already we now know where they live, in
Yiffburg...)
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Postby Super Dave Kelly on Wed Apr 04, 2001 4:49 am

Yes. Draw what you love best.
The best advice I can give is: draw in a style that's easy for you. One that you can continue to draw in and even improve upon when needed.
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