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My First Comic

Post by Dr_Watsman » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:04 pm

Hey, I just wanted to show my ham-fisted attempt at making a comic. It has been a tremendous learning experience and, though all I can see now are the mistakes I made, I'm looking forward to applying what I've learned to my next one. Anyway. Here is the link:

http://sadinga.com/watsman/The_Old_One.php

P.S. For what its worth, you guys are some of the first people to see this thing. Enjoy!

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Post by Dustin Roberts » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:12 am

I really enjoyed it great work, I look forward to you next one!

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Post by campy22 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:38 am

Ah!
Those last three images sell the story.
Nice

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Post by Dr_Watsman » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:00 am

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. I was hoping those 3 images were enough. Originally, it had all of this dialog explaining what was going on, but it just weighed the story down too much. Lots of pages got scrapped as a result of that, though. As I said, definitely a learning experience.

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Post by Og » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:17 am

Geez, I can't imagine this with words. It works really well, and you have some great imagery there.

That's a real fine first attempt.
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Post by elisio » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:27 am

well, it has some issues. but as far as storytelling goes it works, and it works well. nice work.

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Post by Scott Hallett » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:52 am

Very nice!

Nice use of simple colours, and I agree with everyone, no words works very well. It lends to the deep sea feel.

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Post by Dr_Watsman » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:55 pm

Oops, I just realized that I probably should have posted this in the comics section. I apologize for that.

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Post by Plognark » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:35 am

Nice work dude, those last three panels work well. No words was absolutely the way to go.

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Post by Threshold » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:12 pm

Yep. I'm not a fan of the horror genre, but this is excellent storytelling.

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Post by Dr_Watsman » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:30 am

I'm glad you all enjoyed it. When I was creating this one, I sort of envisioned it as more of a dark comedy/thriller than a horror but I guess a gigantic squid thing would be pretty horrific. I'm starting on my next project. Hopefully, in about a week, I'll have some of it posted up here. This time around, its in the form of a children's story.

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awesome work!

Post by ennazuSSuzanne » Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:31 pm

First post!!!

I like the way you drew his face, he could use more expression IMHO. Are you familliair with the book Facial Expressions : a visual reference for the artist? I try to draw some faces every now and then from it. It has 18 and older models, faces only. Every age, every "race" (I hope I'm not offending anyone, but I don't know how else to put it). Popular hats, soundexpressions, etc.

One of the first pages there is a panel with the opening of the pod and the traveller. IMHO it would be better with a white gutter/thick line around it, because I thought for a couple of seconds that it was the same frame.

I admire you, because you finished an entire story that had a good story.

Best,
Suzanne

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Post by Seth Wolfshorndl » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:34 pm

THis is just really solid, especially for your first story. The flat colors work well and adequately give a deep-sea feeling. Like everyone else, I can't imagine this one having words. And it even has a cool little twist ending.

Well done!

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Post by Anteater » Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:18 pm

You draw a bit like Roman Dirge.
I really admire you for having the patience to finish a longer story like this.

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Post by Dr_Watsman » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:31 pm

Roman Dirge? He wrote the Lenore comics, correct? I'll have to check those out, I guess. My main influences for this had to be older foreign french comics like Moebius, then the flat coloring is more of a Little Nemo/cartoon thing. For a while, I was thinking of making a small series out of this character and the unusual situations you would get in to having a building sized cephalopod living in your nose. Who knows, it might happen still...but not until I finish my current project.

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