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by jdalton
Sun May 18, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Dealing with Ethnicities in Comics- a touchy subject...
Replies: 10
Views: 4770

Re: Dealing with Ethnicities in Comics- a touchy subject...

The stuff I work on is about Canadian history, which means I am dealing with a lot of Aboriginal Groups, Asian people, Metis and African-descended people, as well as europeans/whites. Has anyone else dealt with this in their work/seen it dealt with? Only every single time. It's not as scary an unde...
by jdalton
Thu May 15, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Historical Comics- Issues and concerns in an ongoing project
Replies: 4
Views: 3054

Have you read Chester Brown's book on Louis Riel? It's a brilliant comics adaptation of Canadian history. It's basically a story adaptation of history, slightly fictionalized, the way a historical novel or movie would be. But that doesn't mean that's the only way to make a comic about history. A non...
by jdalton
Thu May 15, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Legal rights law in the US: The Orphan Works Act LAW 2008.
Replies: 1
Views: 2207

This will affect non-Americans as soon as your work falls into American jurisdiction (such as when your work shows up on an American computer screen via the internet). I'm very concerned about it. Most of my web traffic is American. I don't know what you mean about agents, though. Agents have nothin...
by jdalton
Sun May 11, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Paper questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1498

Thanks!
JGrubber wrote:As far as the paper issue goes, how do you scan in the work to upload it, if its that size?
Basically you have to scan it in pieces and reassemble it in Photoshop (or whatever). It's a pain, but I don't see any way around it short of buying huge explensive scanners.
by jdalton
Sun May 11, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Some questions about making a portfolio...
Replies: 3
Views: 3017

I dunno an ideal size for a portfolio. "Not too many" sounds about right. As for order, there are a couple of different strategies, but most agree that you want your best piece first, to make a good first impression, and your second best piece last, to leave on a high note. Do you send them directly...
by jdalton
Fri May 09, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Paper questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1498

No such thing as "industry standard" unless you work for Marvel or DC. Use whatever works for you, I say. I use Strathmore smooth bristol board (14x17, 100 lb.) because it suits my particular technique and because it's what I can buy in this part of the world. Then I colour it with markers. 'Cause i...
by jdalton
Fri May 09, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Some questions about making a portfolio...
Replies: 3
Views: 3017

Re: Some questions about making a portfolio...

I never got very far with my own illustration career, but... I would love to do just illustration, but I have heard on this forum time and again to avoid keeping oneself to one type of work. When looking for these various work possibilities, are there specific places I should be perusing, i.e. websi...
by jdalton
Mon May 05, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Double taxation issue- help needed!
Replies: 1
Views: 2524

I don't know anything about Singapore, but I did live and work in Taiwan for a while (which doesn't have any tax treaties with my native Canada). Despite the lack of treaties, I was able to still declare the tax I'd paid on the work I did in Taiwan on my Canadian income tax- which meant that any tax...
by jdalton
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Dream Fictional Vacation [Where would you go?]
Replies: 1
Views: 2458

Gee, that's tough. Most of the most interesting stories I can think of happen in places that would be very dangerous or unpleasant to visit in person. How about Hain, the homeworld of the ancestors of humankind in Ursula LeGuin's sci-fi series? It is a peaceful contemplative world with eons of histo...
by jdalton
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Far End Chronicles Vol.2 (pages 45 and 46 added!) *FINISHED*
Replies: 29
Views: 12404

The translation does bother me. That's something you might want to work on (at least for the English version). But I like it. It looks good. I REALLY like the idea of Omeron.
by jdalton
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Lords of Death and Life!
Replies: 5
Views: 1928

Thanks guys! The only thing for me is that it's so detailed, I'm not sure where to look, and it is a lot for my eyes. A lot of pleasure for my eyes, but still. Heh. Yeah, I kind of went a bit "horror vacuii" with this one. But that's what Mayan art tends to be like. Hopefully it will read better in ...
by jdalton
Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Lords of Death and Life!
Replies: 5
Views: 1928

Lords of Death and Life!

Hey, all. I've posted pages from my comic before on this forum, but I'm doing it again because I just finished it! Well, not quite. I want to go back and fix a few panels. But all 51 pages are up on my site and it sure feels like it's finished. I wouldn't say it's the best comic I've ever done, but ...
by jdalton
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: WANTED: Submissions for FRAMEWORKS 2008!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Veeeeeery interesting. Yes, very interesting indeed. *carefully considering how much time there is before the deadline*
by jdalton
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: PANELS
Replies: 5
Views: 3314

If you're having the same or similar panel layout on each page you can speed up getting your pages ready by marking right on the ruler (in something permanent) where to draw your lines from. Then you don't have to figure out exactly how many inches/cm the panels are meant to be with each new page.
by jdalton
Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Another 'How Should I print my stuff?' Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 3112

Local print shops will usually give you a better price, a faster turn around, and a lot more creative input than internet printers. The only down side is you have to do the whole print run in one go. Photocopying and stapling it yourself is often the cheapest and easiest route, and allows you to onl...