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by jdalton
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Inking Tips (Looking for yours!)
Replies: 8
Views: 2507

Scott Hallett wrote:I'd like to chime in as Devil's advocate and say that all those rules can be broken :)
I'd like to chime in and say that this is the only rule that can't be broken. :-P
by jdalton
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Literary Agents for Graphic Novels
Replies: 8
Views: 5000

Re: A year with an agent for my book:

After talking to some non-comics authors who've had agents, they say that there is a tendency to sign too many people and then blow off projects that are a hard sell (ie a comic sometimes) which can lead to the creator spending a year sitting on their hands with an agent they have trouble getting i...
by jdalton
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Mural ethics and copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 2944

Disney will sue your butt off if you paint their characters in public places (they sued a daycare in Florida for doing that!) But if it's not in public, like in a bedroom or something? I see nothing unethical or illegal about painting pictures of Disney princesses. They can't possibly claim you are ...
by jdalton
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Watchmen
Replies: 38
Views: 26350

The only right way to do a Watchmen movie is to make it exactly like the book. From the trailer it looks like they've changed the costumes, but apart from that every scene looks like it's ripped right from the pages of the book. This is a very good sign. My hopes are (currently) high. I mean they've...
by jdalton
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Inking Tips (Looking for yours!)
Replies: 8
Views: 2507

Inking's not my strong suit, but... 1.) Try different mediums (brush, pen, etc.). It's okay to use more than one inking method on a single panel. 2.) If you're trying to draw a perfectly straight line, make sure the pencil line is perfectly straight before you trace it. It's easier to fix it in penc...
by jdalton
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: The Princess and The Goblin
Replies: 7
Views: 3878

Off topic: Anybody hear what happened to that revival project that was supposed to make The Last Unicorn into a more modern version (I heard 3D but now I'm hearing Live Action too...something like that). I met the author of the book (and the screenplay) last year and considering his ongoing legal b...
by jdalton
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: The Forgotten Daughter of Zeus
Replies: 14
Views: 3690

Ha. I love it. :D
by jdalton
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: The Princess and The Goblin
Replies: 7
Views: 3878

I haven't seen the movie but I've read the book it was based on and I was pretty disappointed in it. It's very much your typical Victorian-era "good story for the moral development of children" with flat predictable characters and absolute black-and-white good vs. evil. Only the evil isn't very evil...
by jdalton
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Storyboarding and page size Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

Re: Storyboarding and page size Questions

2. I have no publisher lined up - is there a best default format (page size etc.) that I should stick to? An industry standard set of measurements? Depends on who ends up publishing it. Superhero books are very size-standardized (just grab a superhero book and measure it), and manga in this part of...
by jdalton
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Chris Ware
Replies: 4
Views: 3331

Chris Ware

The Vancouver Art Gallery has a big show on comics this summer (and also animation and video games). It's a pretty awesome show and if you happen to be in this part of the world any time soon you should check it out. The best part for me is being able to see original pages from the likes of Seth, G...
by jdalton
Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Totoro Forest project
Replies: 9
Views: 2112

This project is awesome. If I ever manage to make it to Japan, the Totoro Forest is going to be right up there on my places to visit.
by jdalton
Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Why go graphic?
Replies: 4
Views: 2990

A good question with a complicated answer. There was a point, just before the current explosion of graphic novels, when I had pretty much given up on ever being a success as a comicker. So, unable to stop writing or drawing, I tried other mediums. I wrote a picture book, then re-wrote it as a chapte...
by jdalton
Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Scripting and writing
Replies: 19
Views: 9129

For me I "think" in comics and so to translate them into a script and then back to comics seems unnecessary and even detrimental. ...Unless you'd like to be able to share the story with someone else without having to finish it first. I have been known to write a script in thumbnails and then add an...
by jdalton
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Third Red's Illustration thread Updated 4/2
Replies: 31
Views: 11984

Nice stuff. And woodcut! I'm impressed you have the patience for it. I love printmaking but it's not exactly the fastest way to make art.
by jdalton
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Art: The be all and end all
Replies: 10
Views: 4521

Yeah I guess i'll have to do my research pretty thoroughly. Thankfully I know a few people who are heading out there this year so I should be able to get some feedback on what's what before i commit to such a leap. You were in England up until a while ago weren't you Jonathan? Now we're coming to y...