Nightfall in Catawampus - Iron Lung Kitty Ch2 P5
by NineInchNachos on 6/18/2012 @ 12:16am
by Joel 413 on 6/18/2012 @ 6:17am
|Hmmm...looking at a 2D world through 3D glasses...|
by Thorax O'Tool on 6/18/2012 @ 7:27am
|The quarantine zone in Enumclaw sure looks different 35 years later.
by NineInchNachos on 6/18/2012 @ 7:48am
by Maria on 6/18/2012 @ 11:56am
|Oh my....wow. Beautiful illustration!!!!!!!!|
The storyline has shifted. Intriguing.
by Chris 7.2 on 6/18/2012 @ 8:17pm
|Weird? Yes, as always. Thanks. I've never been to Enumclaw before. Good observation about the 3D glasses. Tank Girl was an awesome movie. Thanks, Maria...The storyline was always meant to have humans. RR was the first in page 4. |
I'm working with a simpler coloring process to cut down on production time. I'm aiming for 1 per week. I can't believe I started with 2 per week. Elliot was right. I need to pace myself.
by NineInchNachos on 6/18/2012 @ 8:40pm
|looks great. I hope the cat is OK!|
by Chris 7.2 on 6/18/2012 @ 8:50pm
|Yeah, I know he looked dead in the last page. That wasn't intentional. I'm writing this with a plot in mind but when I'm putting together it's like creating a 'Choose Your Own Adventure book'.
by NineInchNachos on 6/18/2012 @ 10:51pm
|I'd buy it!
by Chris 7.2 on 6/30/2012 @ 11:01am
|After comparing my time spent on the long page format (which is nearly the equivalent of 3 standard newspaper comic strips) and the frequency of posting them which is roughly every 3 weeks, I've decided to change the format. Hopefully a standard newspaper style comic strip format will allow for a realistic weekly schedule in full color. However if the story calls for a large panel, I'll make an exception.
by Thorax O'Tool on 6/30/2012 @ 11:43am
|Welcome to the club. I do that with XD, and I can promise your life will be MUCH easier.
by CaptainBritton on 6/30/2012 @ 12:10pm
|Some thoughts on pages v strips....|
I still believe in the page as superior to strips, and your choice of format drastically alters storytelling style and pacing.
Big panels of art with no story or need for a big panel can be gratuitous, it's just eye candy. A good strip or page is just a "scene" ideally, right? Some scenes need a big shot to establish a setting for example, but framing everything on that scale can look like big hat/no cattle. A complete scene shows some sort of change, therefore it needs two things going on, at least. Ideally more...Action, pause, reaction, thought/change. Hard to do these three dramatic shifts with your hero in just one image. It's not using the sequential part of comics. The splash page in context of a fully realized book might work, but even then it tends to read like a bad metal guitar solo. There are exceptions, of course, mood, setting, etc, but they should be used sparingly.
Some scenes as realized dramatically are too big to fit into the three or four shot newspaper format. Which is why the drama strips in the paper always go Action/reaction/to be continued tomorrow. , where as a joke can usually be paced at three or four "beats" or panels...That's why I tend to stick with the page format. You can feel the pacing of the complete scene better. And all of our writing is scene based.
So if you can clearly get the scene right with strip format (better for jokes, imo), great, but long form, dramatic (you know hero stories, stuff that happens - beginning. middle. end. character changes, not just "dramas"...) stories are probably best served by a page.
And don't go with with big panels of art by default, use them not to serve the art, but the scene...Mixing up the type of scenes you are writing might be freeing for you though. Who knows you maybe perfectly suited for the strip format! (but don't let arbitrary deadlines dictate your work, let the story do that)...
Anyway, just some thoughts...
by NineInchNachos on 6/30/2012 @ 6:52pm
by Non Sequitur on 7/1/2012 @ 9:36pm
|I do enjoy this strip.|
I miss the gritty city feel from the first chapter, though.
by Chris 7.2 on 7/1/2012 @ 10:32pm
|Thanks Non Sequitur! The concept of Catawampus is too irresistible to pass up. We are planning to get back to the gritty city feel after this chapter.
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