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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

8:57AM - Active

Is this community still active?

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

2:11PM - INVITE (dismiss if not interested)

I have just started a community dedicated to Performance art called live_artThis community is open to all , but is a unique way to think about art/expression through all forms of 'live art' all forms of visual artists, musicians, actors, performers, dancers, singers could be interested in this forum as a way of exchanging ideas and a place for critiques from fellow artists, as well as a place to network with other artists in your area (or for virtual projects as well) thanks for indulging my invite!

Current mood: artistic

Wednesday, March 3, 2004

6:28PM - A quick plug...

...for folks who've not noticed it.

There's a new and fairly active community called writing_comics

Friday, February 27, 2004

11:52AM - Hello

This is a good idea for a community. I just joined, my name is Che and I am a writer for comics. I wrote Avigon (illustrated by Jimmie Robinson) for Image in 2oo1, the forthcoming sequel (x your fingers), I wrote and drew a couple of comics that were in the old Action Girl anthology from Slave Labor. I recently did a few things for Radio Comix as well.

So hello out there!

Friday, January 23, 2004

9:28PM

hello! awesome community, seeing as how I'm currently embarking on my first not-a-one-shot comic (I'm not very clear on how long it's going to run, but it'll be in installments)!

I was interested in knowing from those of you who write full page comics rather than just strips, what sized paper do you used for your finished product? Or if a finished page is actually all physically on one page without cutting and pasting? I've been playing around with my one shots, but I've still not found a particular method I'm comfortable with yet. For something that I'm planning on making into an on-going, I really would like a routine for this sort of thing before it gets off the ground.
I'd love to know what you guys do!

Current mood: curious

Friday, July 4, 2003

3:12PM - Artist wanted

Can anyone recommend a good online resource for a writer looking for an artist?

Unfortunately, it's a non-paying gig, at least at present. I'm after someone to illustrate a script I'm working on: currently the script's at 12 22-page issues (so I'm not expecting the whole lot illustrated in a weekend :) ) and still going.

:) May as well dry run the advert here, anyway:

What I'm after is someone who can draw in a pretty realistic style - crisp pen-and-ink like Brian Bolland or Enrique Romero - for a present-day story with a twist of magic. Lots of character interaction, not as much out-and-out action as a superhero comic - definitely needs a mature hand with character expressions and varying viewpoints - there are pages where it's two characters talking, and the same pair of talking heads for 6 panels won't cut it. What I most emphatically don't want is manga-style art (or someone who thinks mature means nudity :) ).

The people I've shown the scripts to, whose opinions I tend to respect, like it (in several cases are hooked, waiting for the next script to come out). Its target audience is probably not dissimilar to Strangers In Paradise. I'd love to get it published, but most of the publishers tend to go for artist+writer teams - obviously, if it was, we'd share the spoils.

Current mood: nervous

Monday, May 19, 2003

4:42PM

Hey peeps,
I'm looking for comics that have the same sense of humor like Liberty Meadows, Sinfest, Redmeat and Mall Monkeys. Do you know of any other online comics with the same dry ironic sense of humor?

Sunday, May 18, 2003

9:55PM - NewB

Hallo...new-member here (I know you're probably annoyed with me posting just to say that)
But-Hey I'm a comic artist who's trying to learn how to write as well. I always come up with a ton of ideas then abandon them later-because I suddenly form a huge huge hatred for them for no apparent reason(if any of that made sense)...
uh...This might be a stupid question but eh
What is the format for a script? Is it like a movie script? Or is it like a novel type of thing? Does it matter? Is it preferencial?
AND how do I get my damned Ideas to come together nicely? Am I just a hopeless case here?

Current mood: apathetic

Sunday, April 27, 2003

11:49AM

What do you do if you drew and already inked a comic strip and you fucked up a panel? Put another paper over it? Use some sort of special white paint? Arghhhh....

Thursday, April 24, 2003

11:44PM

Howdy, folks-- just thought I'd say Hi and offer loads of ideas of things to add to the Interests:

"Hi", I say. Or type, actually.

Here are loads of ideas of things to add to the interests. (I'll post something later on why I dig comics and wanna write for 'em):Read more...Collapse )

This seem like a good start?;-)

I should add here that some of those suggested interest words (especially work to hire, comics code authority and creators rights) have made me a bit apprehensive when it comes to getting into commix as a profession, but ya gotta take the good with the bad, I guess...

Outta curiousity moderator, what the heck is patatas? That the South American version of Bande Desinee or Anime?:-)

11:57PM

arghhhh!!! I am so tired I'm posting to the wrong communities...for fuck's sake.

11:55PM

do you like to write comic strips? Then this site is for you patatas

Friday, April 18, 2003

11:58AM

http://ursula.8m.com/

very very boring

Thursday, April 17, 2003

5:02PM

Have you ever attempted to illustrate a book you read and loved?

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

8:50PM

I need to know this and since I don't feel like asking this in those other major comics communities I'll ask here.

Does anyone draw comic strips? If so, what size do you draw them? As in the dimensions? My plan is to post my comics as in scan them but my scanner is not that big and I like working in big formats to be able to draw my characters better and with more detail.

Monday, April 14, 2003

11:17AM

When writing a comic script how do you organize:
-thought
-conversation
-plot
-How such writing should translate into a gutter to gutter sequence
-time and motion

10:58AM

I promised myself I would never spam and I did.
I apologize to all of you.
Now go and join the community and let's talk about the fact that nobody talks about writing comics!

Sunday, April 13, 2003

6:40PM

Well I should probably post first since there are no members and this community seems to be solely for me.

I'm writing 5 fucking scripts.

Do you know how confused I get?

Then I draw the characters and I forget where they are from.

Does anyone else write a whole bunch of scripts at the same time because you get stuck with your current one?