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by jdalton
Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Making a Living at this...
Replies: 27
Views: 12371

My humble opinion- Distribution - I don't think specialty comic shops are the best route to getting books out. Yes and no. They're not the place to make blockbuster profits since only a small number of comics readers visit them, but they are important as a place to find a wider selection of titles- ...
by jdalton
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: FLIGHT - Questions/Comments
Topic: How does an anthology get started?
Replies: 2
Views: 5825

I've seen anthologies done all sorts of different ways. It really just depends on your circumstances. Don't quote me for accuracy, but I believe Flight started out as a self-publishing venture for fun among friends that was then picked up by Image (I'm not sure at what stage exactly that happened). ...
by jdalton
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Flight and Wiki
Replies: 4
Views: 3155

Isn't one of the primary rules of Wikipedia that people ought not to make pages for themselves? That some disinterested third party has to do it?

Otherwise, y'know, I'd be on there too. :wink:

Maybe you should go make some pages for Flight contributors.
by jdalton
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Digital VS Real
Replies: 7
Views: 4376

I think you have to go with whatever works for you. I work mostly on paper, including colouring, because A.) I enjoy it, B.) it gives my work a look that stands out from other people's and helps it to look unique, and C.) my computer is really slow and wouldn't be able to keep up with digital colour...
by jdalton
Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Recommendations - Literature
Topic: Flight-esque short stories...
Replies: 4
Views: 6829

You Ain't No Dancer is a pretty good anthology. I'm not sure it's quite in the same genre as Flight, but there are a lot of artists who have worked on both (Neil Babra, Bannister, Kean Soo, etc.) so that's a pretty good indication. There's a new volume due out soon.
by jdalton
Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Recommendations - Literature
Topic: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Replies: 9
Views: 11312

mestioko wrote:Looks lik eit's going to be a Marvel comic series as a precursor to a movie.

http://io9.com/5029258/this-is-what-end ... rom-now-on
Aw, crumb. There goes my chances of ever getting to do a comic adaptation of it.
by jdalton
Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: An Introductory Course in Memetic Engineering
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

"Largely irrelevant." Heh.

I like it. No, wait... I'm lovin' it.
by jdalton
Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Digital Printer Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 3671

If you can afford a whole print run, it is often cheaper in the long run to find a good print shop in your local area and get them to do it. It doesn't need to be a huge print run. It increases your level of control, too. Though I have heard very good things about Ka-Blam's prices when it comes to p...
by jdalton
Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Recommendations - Food
Topic: Sushi, Anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 9164

I know it's cliched because they don't even exist in Japan, but I like plain old California rolls. They have lots of yummy stuff in them. Of course tuna maki are good too.
by jdalton
Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 3910

I agree with the others- and I think it's great that the internet can be used in this way! Comics is such an isolating business without that online connection. I have a book that is currently being looked at by some publishers. I have no idea if it will actually get picked up by anyone, but so far t...
by jdalton
Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Making a Living at this...
Replies: 27
Views: 12371

I'm lucky, I guess, that I like my day job too much to ever quit it (I'm a teacher, if currently only a substitute teacher). I spend so much time on the comics that I can't hardly wait until I'm actually earning some money from them, it would help with the constantly being broke, but I expect even t...
by jdalton
Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Yellow Scarves -- now available in dead tree format.
Replies: 4
Views: 2369

Awesome! Will there be more? Yes and no. I have future plans for Jun, but this particular story about him ends here. Darwin- I never finished reading The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, but this story is definitely inspired by the first part of that book. Even to the point where I've called them "Ye...
by jdalton
Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Yellow Scarves -- now available in dead tree format.
Replies: 4
Views: 2369

Yellow Scarves -- now available in dead tree format.

Yet another short comic, presented here in its entirety. http://www.jonathondalton.com/taipingdao01.jpg http://www.jonathondalton.com/taipingdao02.jpg http://www.jonathondalton.com/taipingdao03.jpg http://www.jonathondalton.com/taipingdao04.jpg http://www.jonathondalton.com/taipingdao05.jpg http://w...
by jdalton
Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Sorta legal question
Replies: 4
Views: 9654

I'm no expert (not even close!), but I think you're in the clear as long as no lawyer is able to claim that you are either defaming their company or leading readers to believe you are sponsored by them. Of course the more you use a given corporation in your book the higher the probability of that ha...
by jdalton
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Watchmen
Replies: 38
Views: 27779

"...I couldn't tell who was the good guy and who was the bad guy!" AS IT SHOULD BE! :D They've got a whole year to build buzz for this movie. The first trailer was for us, for people who have read the book, to reassure us that they want to make it just like the book, whether that is the truth or no...