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Post by dik pose » Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:26 am

Disturbing visuals :shock: ...looks great though man!!

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Post by uminthecoil » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:07 pm

thanks everyone for the support and interest in these pages...
here's two more...

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Post by bluebottle » Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:18 am

another two grat pages.
great mood
'something really witty/funny or profound here!'
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Post by J.ELLIS » Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:40 am

Nice stuff - really fond of your style and excellent grasp of colour

you really remind me of Salgood Sam to be honest

and that's good thing

best
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Post by uminthecoil » Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:54 am

Dennis - thanks again good sir...:)

Johnathan - hell...that's a very good thing...
the drinks are on me if I ever meet you my man...:)
thanks
Andrew

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Post by kiolia » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:33 am

dang! Professional! :D I like it so much!

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Post by uminthecoil » Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:47 am

hi all...one more update...
my hand is so damned cramped up at the moment...:)
I could probably light a match off the lump on my finger...
I'm take'n today off man...heh...( doubtful )

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Post by Justin » Mon Feb 21, 2005 3:40 am

geez! I just gotta say it again, you are good.

I'm taking an anatomy class because i need the bio credit to transfer to this other school, and even tho i'm not planning on being a doctor or anything, people say that maybe it'll help with my drawing. Perhaps they're right huh. heh.
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Post by Mac McCool » Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:14 am

I'm still HUGELY impressed by the graphics (eventhough I'm not a gore fan), but the story is REALLY disjointed. It seems you're going for a stream of consciousness, ultra-realistic dialogues (when sentences don't end or dangle in the wind), big ellipses (gaps that readers must fill themselves), but that extreme approach can make the audience lose interest in reading further because it's just so unclear. In my case, I find myself just skipping over the words and studying the images and the technique, because even when I go back to figure out the story on a second read, it's still too much work. It's one thing to tease the intellect of your audience, it's another to ask them to solve a problem without giving them enough tools to do it. It's the difference between mind-fun and headaches! So what's clear is that you have a FANTASTIC visual style, but the storytelling (in a broad sense, as with principles that apply across the story-based arts, but also in a more limited sense as applied to the mechanics of comic art, such as balloon placements, etc.) is the rub!

I know everyone has been praising (rightly so) your graphics, but it might be helpful for you to find out if I'm an exception regarding the issues in storytelling or if more folks struggle with that too. (If I'm the exception, then keep doing what you're doing, and I'm OK with coming across as a country bumpkin!) :D

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Post by Grasshopper » Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:59 am

I personally don't like gore either, but your story has me hooked. I know a lot have people have already said it, but you coloring is gorgious. Especially the back of the womans shirt at the bottom of page 5, the way you capture the lighting and wrinkles and folds is just amazing.

Keep up the awesome work.
I wish I was better

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Post by uminthecoil » Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:23 pm

McCool - Thanks so much...yeah, I hear what your saying...
It’s certainly something I gave a lot of thought to before getting involved in this project...I.E; knowing that my ‘approach’ to this thing would not only be unconventional, but very likely difficult to follow, and by that, not too attractive to editors...heh...not the wisest choice, considering how penniless I am...:)...but I had to dive in anyway, telling myself that even mediocrity is better than being a spectator.
But who knows...this medium - comics ( notwithstanding certain stale moments ) is evolving - to step back and look at it, you might say this particular period in comics is in the baby steps of it’s very own renaissance...I’m hopeful

Frost - hi...thanks...see, now you’ve just given me cause to be ‘hopeful’..:)
I’m not big on gore either, but I like that it’s both challenging to look at as well as capture...and showing that sort of thing in broad daylight seemed fitting to me...
Glad your dig’n it...
I’m still fairly new to coloring but I’m addicted...:)

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Post by uminthecoil » Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:45 pm

hey all...been tinkering away on this stuff...would have had more done by now but my computer got smacked with a nasty virus...more or less back on shedule now...
still love'n this board...you guys and gals kick ass...:)

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Post by tuck » Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:53 pm

I am really impressed by the colours, they almost hurt my eyes... like staring into a lightbulb. I don't hate gore... I like the the how the red is super saturated, and the contrast with the heavy black.

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Post by uminthecoil » Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:46 pm

tuck -
like staring into a lightbulb
he he...thanks man...
I dig your website...that painting of the guy hide'n behind the rock, with those two hillbilly look'n dudes look'n for him...that's got a nice creep factor to it...truthfully, enjoyed all of your work there
Andrew

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