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Steampunk Gorgon - a new comic, please check it out
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Uncle Greedy



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:07 pm    Post subject: Steampunk Gorgon - a new comic, please check it out Reply with quote

I started a new comic, called „Steampunk-gorgon“.

1. The comic is steampunk and not „gaslamp“, meaning it is an uchronic science-fiction-setting based on steam-technology, not a story set in a somehow victorian past. A comic that might have inspired me is „Moondog“ by George Metzger, the very first steampunk-comic (1969), as far as I know. (If anyone knows an older „real“ steampunk-comic, please tell me.) Anyhow, it's nearly twenty years ago I read it. But my comic isn't influenced by any actual steampunk-comics or stories. I will use material I wrote some years ago for an unpublished steampunk-rpg. As I am really interested in steam-technology, I did a lot of research to really get into the thing. I am also very keen on arts&craft, art nouveau, astheticism and jugendstil, so there will be some of that, too.

2. For the story: The interviews and paper in the beginning tries to give some background information to get into the setting. The developing story will be more conventionl comic with less text. As I said, I am more influenced by classical science-fiction and space-age/underground-comix, so some of the subjects may look provocative/weird to younger readers. (For example the problem of overpopulation, that don't seem to interest many people today. Also the treatment of religious history has a long tradition in 1960/70ies science-fiction.)

3. For the style: The comic itself is handlettered and drawn with ink on paper. There is no digital rework of any kind. A computer was used to print the newspapers, which were reworked with ink.



http://zodiakoverun.de/Steampunk00.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although it's a little messy here and there, I like the hand-drawn look, and the minimalist art design. It seems familiar! I think I may have seen some other comic of yours before?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smbhax.com wrote:
Although it's a little messy here and there, I like the hand-drawn look, and the minimalist art design. It seems familiar! I think I may have seen some other comic of yours before?


So I got to get rid of the messy parts.
You did read my Bad Moon Comic before:
http://zodiakoverun.de/BadMoonOnWeb01.htm

As back to the Steampunk Gorgon, I even made some animation movies some years ago. Here are some stills from the dancing scene (I had made some analog-synthie-background music then.):





Here is an earlier medusa-drawing I did:


and some more old pictures for the setting:






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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Medusa drawing!

What pens or inks or whatever are you using for Steampunk Gorgon? (I've been on kind of a pen and ink kick lately.)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wait you just answered that in the What are you using...? thread. :D
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a new page is up.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three more pages up. Medusa is getting to new Ancient Egypt.



Some feedback would be welcome.


http://zodiakoverun.de/Steampunk06.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the art, notwithstanding I usually love steampunk!

Will be adding to my favs!

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your feedback. I will try to update soon.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're open to a teeny little bit of criticism? In that sample pic posted 28 Apr, there's not enough distance between the truck and the pyramids, they look as if they might be next to each other and the same height. Adding some more hint of low rolling dune landscape between them might help increase the perceived distance. Also, your text isn't doing your art any favors, don't look down at using a ruler. Smile Shrug, just my passing thoughts.

There's some interestingly different art samples in this thread.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed it when I finished; but could not redo that on paper. I try indeed to work with a ruler as less as possible, but I'll take more care the next time.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dpat57 wrote:
If you're open to a teeny little bit of criticism? In that sample pic posted 28 Apr, there's not enough distance between the truck and the pyramids, they look as if they might be next to each other and the same height. Adding some more hint of low rolling dune landscape between them might help increase the perceived distance. Also, your text isn't doing your art any favors, don't look down at using a ruler. Smile Shrug, just my passing thoughts.

There's some interestingly different art samples in this thread.


Strange enough, I thought about the hillline in my original ballpoint-sketch, but forgot it in the inkpanel.

As I appreciate constructive criticism, I reworked the panel.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup definitely makes a difference, good work.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, two more sites ar up. As usual, I appreciate some feedback.

http://zodiakoverun.de/Steampunk09.htm
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four more pages up, and now with a hommage to Mandrake the Magician.
Feedback and linking is welcome. There must be some steampunk-fans outside who also like non-manga-style.


http://zodiakoverun.de/Steampunk11.htm



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