I live in NC, though not in durham or raleigh;; I’m not super far from there and have been to both a few times though. Never lived there so idk what that’s like personaly but they seem like p nice places! (ah this probably isn’t super helpful, sorry)

Oh! I’m not moving there either, I’m moving to Roxboro, which is northern. That was just the closest city area that I could identify.

Yo do any of my followers live in North Carolina, specifically the Durham/Raleigh area? I’m moving there next week, ya’ll should hit me up.

(also why I’ve been missing for the past couple weeks, MOVING ANXIETY dang)

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If I ever figure out fair pricing, y

honestly I think I’d be happier if I gave up the idea of specifically doing a police procedural and focused instead on the city and the people therein as a whole? I wouldn’t feel so guilty for wanting to just draw fish mobsters all the time.

when I think about IDEAL STRUCTURE my mind comes back to the old Hey Arnold! cartoon a lot, where really the show was less about Arnold and more about the city itself, everyone had a story and a reason for why they were as they were. even if Arnold was the headliner and the majority of the stories were about him, that’s not really what I remember the show for.

god I wish “Vice City” wasn’t a GTA sidegame because it’d make such a cool project title and would put the focus closely on the city itself rather than any specific character

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This is a dialogue I think about a lot, being big into comic theory. But have you looked a Korean webcomics? They’ve taken the ‘scroll down’ story telling to its logical extreme. I have never read a better horror comic on the web.

Yeah! I know exactly what comic you’re talking about, too. I mean, the frank answer is that I really don’t want to learn the programming necessary to do something like that, though essentially doing animation through forced panels is a really cool concept. It’s something to play around with, but I don’t want to use it in exchange for my own personal weaknesses. More than anything, this is a chance to learn.

When I think about VISUAL GOALS, what comes to mind is expressions, reactions, cutting dialog into the range of expressions the characters express and fulfilling a sense of organic movement through the panels. I want to work on this, I want to achieve this personal ideal of “comic.” Whether I ever actually succeed in any of this is questionable (though it certainly won’t come from sitting around talking theory, lmao) but it’s an ideal that I want to move towards, striding brightly into the future

im pretty sure the art of comics is something you have to be born with. like wizardry.

if rob liefeld can overcome and and find some modicum of success then surely so can i

fish people are my pouches

It comes down to changing how I think about presentation at its core. I’m not producing for a scroll-through environment, which means that I have to think about things as a whole, how the panels flow together, and the rhythm it creates. So much of how I presented and thought about things before was based on movement between panels and how that worked when you moved down. If I switch to a page layout system, a lot of that is lost.

I mean, I could say “fuck it” and just do tumblr comics forever but I think that’s limiting? There’s amazing comics that do what I’d like to do so much better (looking at you, One Punch Man.) A lot of it comes with needing to get comfortable with characters and situations and shapes again, to loosen up, to allow organic movement into my artwork because I know my output has been tiny and my poses stiff.

THINKIN BOUT COMIC PHILOSOPHY

I thought I could comic easy because HEY I did an assblog. That’s the same thing, right. All I have to do is re-arrange these samey panels instead of just letting them fly freely down the page like an indulgent fandom Niagra Falls!!

the answer is no

no you can’t

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