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by jdalton
Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: How to publish an original graphic novel
Replies: 15
Views: 15210

If you haven't seen it yet, this recent news is probably going to quash a lot of self-publishers' hopes of ever being distributed by Diamond. I know it has mine. It was already pretty unlikely I could have met the old quota, now that they've nearly doubled it there's no chance.
by jdalton
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: How to publish an original graphic novel
Replies: 15
Views: 15210

If publishing independently, would it be better to go through a place like Ka-blam and comiXpress, or through some other printing press? Personally, I am too much of a control freak to hand over so much of the process to someone else. I would rather do a print run with a printer, keep the books in ...
by jdalton
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: "The Comics Are Feeling the Pain of Print"
Replies: 12
Views: 5178

I think if there was a newspaper that was just a large comic section that was published, it'd bring something back. The advent of internet news is what I think is killing a lot of the newspaper comics but there are days when I'm outside and I just want to pick up and read nothing but a comics secti...
by jdalton
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Copper - "Marketplace"
Replies: 22
Views: 5176

Djaxx wrote:I see one of Amy's characters shopping in the market place.... hehe
Woah! I totally missed that. :)
by jdalton
Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Songs in comics : A Legal question
Replies: 7
Views: 3254

Personally I would stay far, far away from using song lyrics without permission. I don't have any personal experience to refer to, but from what I've heard music-types are the most litigious of all copyright holders. I remember reading a Neil Gaiman novel that, in the end credits, he took some time ...
by jdalton
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Star Trek
Replies: 39
Views: 17173

dark77778 wrote:The [rhetorical] question then is, what will they do to follow this up?
Something not nearly as good, probably. That's usually how these things work.

*cynical man is cynical*
by jdalton
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Yellow Scarves -- now available in dead tree format.
Replies: 4
Views: 1943

*UPDATE* Hey. I just wanted to say that my Yellow Scarves comic has now been printed, along with comics from a bunch of friends of mine, in a book we're calling "Historyonics: Stories Drawn from the Past." We also managed to rope Steve Lecuilliard into contributing a Much the Miller's Son story, plu...
by jdalton
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: How to publish an original graphic novel
Replies: 15
Views: 15210

Re: How to publish an original graphic novel

1. Use it to get an agent in an attempt to get a publishing deal. Sure, but there's no reason to do this instead of pursuing a publisher. Why not do both at the same time and see how it pans out? 2. Use it to get a publishing deal from a well-known creator-rights-owned comics publisher with whom I ...
by jdalton
Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Teach Illustration... For life? In Sunny California?
Replies: 2
Views: 2446

I have a BFA and a BEd and a post-grad certificate in illustration and I don't qualify either.

Of course I'm also not any kind of professional illustrator, so that's a bit of a blow against me too. :P
by jdalton
Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Painted Comics
Replies: 9
Views: 2328

I am always, always impressed by comics done in watercolour. Doubly so if they're really well done. :)
by jdalton
Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Who's going to APE?
Replies: 2
Views: 2315

I am!

...Only you already knew that, since my Yellow Scarves comic is also in that same anthology and we'll be sitting practically right next to each other.

I'll also have minis of Lords of Death and Life and A Mad Tea-Party, and a brand new mini I'm still assembling and hope to have done in time.
by jdalton
Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: STUDIOBLINKTWICE! The BIG thread!! New images every week!
Replies: 759
Views: 245106

Hey Lorenzo- I've seen you post around these parts for years, but I only just figured out that you are one of the Etheringtons behind Monkey Nuts! Congrats! The DFC is an awesome book and you help make it awesomer! Keep it up!
by jdalton
Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: whats your favorite Podcast(s) to listen to while drawing???
Replies: 13
Views: 4684

Joey wrote:Indie Spinner Rackand Inkstudsare two great comics podcasts, focusing on small press and indie comics. They each have their own individual feeling and flavor, but they both book some great guests.
Oh Inkstuds is cool. I've been on Inkstuds! :D
by jdalton
Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Recommendations - Literature
Topic: The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Replies: 1
Views: 4436

I believe we already have a thread on this.

I got to see some of the original pages recently. They were done in non-sepia-toned graphite and were pretty awesome.
by jdalton
Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Ren trailer animation
Replies: 11
Views: 2962

I missed it at the convention, but this is pretty good. It could use some work in the anatomy department, but the cinematography (I think that's the right word?) is very good. Hope it leads to big things.