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I don't have a graphic novel. Now I feel bad
I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
May I use the s*it out of this phrase, please?
In my graphic novel, of course.
There's a lot of people who can't draw who have done very successful webcomics, simply because the story was so good. And at the same time I'm sure there's great artists whose webcomics haven't done so well because they can't write a story.
I can also think of one comic off the top of my head where the art wasn't so great to start off, then by the end of it the creator's art has become really incredible through all the practice.
Anyways, it's not like people having graphic novels is hurting you, is it?
"Anyways, it's not like people having graphic novels is hurting you, is it?"
...buuut...they're soooOOOOoooooooo heavy! My back hurts now since I can't get real comic books...
No position or belief, whether religious, political or social, is valid if one has to lie to support it.--Alj Mary
Ironically, the concept of SIMPLICITY is most often misunderstood by simple-minded people. --Alj Mary
Which one? An example that comes to my mind is Hergé, creator of the Tintin comics. In the first two or three books, the art is not all that magnificent. It eventually got so much better that the series is now a classic.
My sketchbook thread:
I think every artist should create their own graphic novel because its a great learning exercise. You have story telling, anatomy, composition, lighting, shadows, action, page layouts, character development...so much. I should create a graphic novel about this thread.
What's wrong with everyone wanting to do a graphic novel (or as I like to call them, 'comic books')? And if someone's mother wants to do one too, more power to her!
Last edited by LEBurgess; July 9th, 2011 at 10:31 AM. Reason: Typo
Undertow is one; http://undertow.dreamshards.org/pageindex.html
DMFA is another, which I'll link just because of the vast change from the first to present comic; http://www.missmab.com/
Then there is Sarah Ellerton. When I started reading her first comic years ago I thought the artwork was incredible; http://inverloch.seraph-inn.com/viewcomic.php?page=2
And now - http://requiem.seraph-inn.com/viewcomic.php?page=799
I raise one graphic novel/web comic idea and two kittens. Top that!!
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)
Wow, that stuff is AMAZING. Really digging the latter style.Another one would definitely be Dresden Codak. No matter whether you like or dislike of the actual stories/jokes, you can't deny that the art has gotten much better
Check these out too:
Rotor - GoGoJoJo
"Limited drawing skills are OK if they are offset by a fearless commitment to putting images on paper."
"I mean, What is a chair? It's an anti-gravity device." Glen Keane
"The difficult part is continuously realizing when you've stopped enjoying the process, and re-aligning yourself. It's kind of like meditation/being an art ninja..." ceddo
There speaks a man who's never had to move a friend's old-school comic collection. Those old-school long boxes pack a lot of dead trees.
I don't have a graphic novel but I am waiting for my rap career to take off.
"Astronomy offers an aesthetic indulgence not duplicated in any other field. This is not an academic or hypothetical attraction and should require no apologies, for the beauty to be found in the skies has been universally appreciated for unrecorded centuries."
In one way or another most of this has been said but starting a graphic novel is a great idea to keep yourself motivated and improving (mostly because you draw a lot to make one). I read tons of comics, webcomics, manga, etc and the improvement they make in their drawings can be very astounding. Sometimes you don't even notice since the improvements happen so gradually but when you compare that first comic to the most current its awesome. And they improve on all other sorts of skills too.
This thread title should be changed to "everyone should have a graphic novel", it's great fun
My sketchbook thread:
Am I on my way or is it back to my inner graphic novel?
"Three's so little room for error."--Elwell
This could be the next challenge on CA - "make a graphic novel just like mom used to make"
Thank you for this. I am going to put this in my special quote drawer.
Aw come on man. Don't necro a thread over a year old for a thanks about a quote.
Yeah, I remember this thread. I was going to put it back to the grave
but there's some funny stuff in here.
Quoting this for posterity, since it's an axiom, and hypocrites at the "top", tend to conveniently forget this little truth. Because they started out like gods, and were never mortals that never had to scale Olympus.You don't get that all artists have different skill levels? You don't get that regardless of skill level, an artist might still want to express themselves? You don't get that you don't have to look at any art that you don't want to look at? You don't get that artists don't magically become good at comic book art (or any art for that matter) and need to grow with their skills just like anyone else in the world?
How would you propose they got to be worthy of your eyes if they didn't draw the best they could and then get feedback on how to improve?
"Never regret thy fall from grace, O' spirit of Icarian flight, for the greatest tragedy of them all to face, is to never feel the burning bright"
Believe my lies, for I tell the truth about them. Or would you rather me lie about telling the truth?
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