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bobschofield



Joined: 29 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:48 pm    Post subject: Another Tower Reply with quote

Hello everyone.

For the past year I've been making a comic called Another Tower. Recently I've moved away from single, self-contained stories and have started trying things with a little more heft and "continuity." I'm a little out of my comfort zone, so I thought I'd come out of the woods and open myself up to some feedback. This is a panel from the first page:



The story starts here http://www.anothertower.com/2012/09/25/moon-sleep/

I'm also messing around with poetry and trying to integrate it into the traditional webcomic format. It's probably not for everyone but I'd appreciate any feedback or constructive criticism. Unabashed negativity is also welcome. By all means, send me your rage. I will hug it tightly. I bet it tastes delicious.

I update on Mondays.

Thanks so much,
Bob Schofield
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ronin3567



Joined: 23 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool. Remids me of a lot of indie comics I used to read.
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bobschofield



Joined: 29 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

I was definitely going for an indie comic aesthetic, so I must be doing something right.

I like the idea of taking maximum advantage of the space a webpage provides, and not just cramming a comic into 3 or 4 panels at the top of a page.

http://www.anothertower.com
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bobschofield



Joined: 29 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:27 pm    Post subject: i updated Reply with quote

these are three panels from the latest comic.



http://www.anothertower.com/2012/11/01/moon-sleep-6/

i'm trying to get better at cross hatching.

sometimes it makes my hands hurt.

yay comics.
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Zoe Robinson
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Joined: 02 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your cross-hatching really makes those three panels. That's superb work. Reminds me a lot of the indie comics from the 60s and 70s. I love it!
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vaslittlecrow



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your hurting hands are totally worth the results. This is stunning.
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bobschofield



Joined: 29 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for such kind feedback.

i'll do my best to keep my hands in a permanent state of shriveled pain.

i'll do it for comics.

i'll do it for america.

these are two panels from the newest comic.

thanks again.





http://www.anothertower.com/


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Uncle Greedy



Joined: 02 Jun 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now this is interesting artwork, I like especially the black&white one.
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Doogl McDoog
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Joined: 28 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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bobschofield



Joined: 29 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

everyone is the nicest.

i know what you mean doogl mcdoog.
my intention was to take away some of the clutter in the speech bubbles.
instead of loading it down with periods and commas,
i wanted to use the shape of the bubble as its own kind of punctuation.

i was thinking of it a bit like line breaks in poetry.

so the end of a bubble is roughly equivalent to a period or new paragraph,
while an indentation in the bubble indicates a momentary pause like a comma.

is this experiment wildly unsuccessful?

i think that blank tone probably crops up the most in episode 7:
http://www.anothertower.com/2012/11/05/moon-sleep-7/

but i think it's mostly just because that is a flat wall of text crawling down the right side of the page.

or not.

here's a sequence from the next comic.
http://www.anothertower.com/
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vankman13



Joined: 13 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing.
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bobschofield



Joined: 29 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks a lot. i took a look at Reign Clouds and really liked it. i'm excited to see where you take it.

and so

here's another sequence from the latest comic

http://www.anothertower.com

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vankman13



Joined: 13 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for checking out RC. Hope you don't mind if I include a link to your comic on my site.
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bobschofield



Joined: 29 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah go for it. thanks a lot.

this is a thing from the newest comic.


http://www.anothertower.com/

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bobschofield



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had fun with the layout of this one
so i figured i'd post the whole thing
(in slightly tinier form)

http://www.anothertower.com

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