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Leave a comment, get a sticker

Post by andrewwales » Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:18 pm

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Now, for a limited time only -- while supplies last... Leave a comment on my blog, http://www.andrewwales.blogspot.com - get a sticker! Yes, that's right. Leave a comment, then email me your snail mail address. A T.A.I.L.S or Mighty Andar Sticker will soon arrive in the mail. Be the envy of all your friends. Claim your sticker today!

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Post by andrewwales » Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:30 pm

Our challenge this time was to create a comic page using no words or sound effects.

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Challenge #8: Juxtaposition -- or, "A Team for Andar&qu

Post by andrewwales » Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:32 pm

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Juxtaposition is the act of putting two different elements together, to create a reaction or feeling in the reader, be it contrast, comparison, irony or something else. You might have worked with a Random Plot Generator before. But you probably have a great random plot generator right in your hall closet! Pictionary cards can give you a great list of concepts and elements to incorporate into a short comic to exercise your improv skills.

Homework for Artists and Writers:
Pull a card from a Pictionary deck and draw a one page comic that includes all 5 items on the card. They can have as little or as much importance in the comic as you like. As a footnote to the comic or in your blog post, list the 5 items that had to be included. Think about Juxtaposition as you combine unlikely elements.
Well, this is the comic I created for Challenge #8. We don't have Pictionary, but we do have Pictionary Jr. The five objects I had to include in my comic were: bar code, blindfold, bulldozer, black cat and banjo. Here it is!

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Post by andrewwales » Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:33 pm

Our challenge this time was to create a comic page using no words or sound effects.

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Post by tpiro » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:04 pm

Thanks for sharing. People should check your website to see the larger version. The small version doesn't do the detail justice.

Take care,
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Dino Daze

Post by andrewwales » Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:31 pm

This isn't really one of the challenges, but it is my latest drawing -- and the project it advertises is why I have had difficulty finding time to make comics lately!

Every year I help organize a Family Fun Night and Art Show at the elementary school where I teach. This year the theme is "Dinosaurs". Here's a poster I drew to advertise the event.



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Challenge #12: Make a Photo Comic

Post by andrewwales » Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:31 pm

Challenge #12 is to make a "Photo Comic". I didn't follow the rules exactly, but did use photos in comic style for a flier I had to make.

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Post by smaragddrache » Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:17 pm

Your work is really fun and entertaining to read... not to mention detailed. Fine work! The 52 Comic Challenges in general are really interesting... may try a hand at a few myself, if I get up the courage. :lol:

I especially enjoyed the texture in your "silent" comic. There is so much more to think about when you exclude text, and it's interesting how your style seemed to change dramatically. Was that a conscious decision to go in a different direction, or was that due to the requirement of it being "silent?"

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Post by andrewwales » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:19 pm

Thought provoking questions -- I don't even know! I guess I was going more serious than slapstick, so the detail seemed important.

Thanks a lot for the feedback. It means a lot!

I hope to see your work at 52 Challenges! Please post -- we're a very non-judgmental lot!

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Post by elizabeth » Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:49 am

Why do I feel a strange empathy with Andar? Is there a Andarlina? Great Work! Keep them coming! :D

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Post by andrewwales » Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:34 am

Thanks, Elizabeth!

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Andar and Andarlina sitting in a tree.

Post by Bob-o » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:18 pm

I think Elizabeth is hitting on you Andy, or maybe your alter ego, Andar.

Elizabeth should draw a picture of Andarlina...

Good job, again Andy. I'll get your Andar pin up in the mail someday, I swear.

Thanks for mine!
Bob

To go see our Pin-ups in the http://www.52comicchallenges.com/ forums here: http://youngamericancomics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26

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Post by andrewwales » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:06 pm

I certainly don't take it as "hitting on".

I'm just glad someone reads them and identifies with them and is kind enough to say so.

Though the superhero genre is beaten to death, I still somehow think that it can be a metaphor for the struggle to "stay ahead" in daily life. As Mark Twain said, "Life is one damn thing after another." That's what I try to portray in my Andar stories. And here I am this middle-aged bald schmuck with a spare tire trying to keep things propped up in the face of a host of interferences: some teacher giving my kid a hard time, car trouble, taxes, bills, things breaking. If only it were a villain we could just punch into submission!

--but I would like to see other artists' take on my character!

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Post by andrewwales » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:38 am

This is a comic I made that will appear in Fun for Kids magazine. It is based on a "kind of" true story.

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Post by Tyler » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:01 pm

Interesting idea there with the weekly challenges. Kinda like Illustration Friday for comics. Good stuff all around here. :wink:

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