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Lavenderbard
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alohilani wrote:
Possibly no one cares because my webcomic isn't even posted yet


I haven't got a comic posted either. Smile


4LS wrote:
..and why do my characters have to spend all their time talking to each other anyway, dammit?


I am firmly of the opinion that stories where people spend all their time talking to each other are not necessarily a bad thing.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lavenderbard wrote:
4LS wrote:
..and why do my characters have to spend all their time talking to each other anyway, dammit?


I am firmly of the opinion that stories where people spend all their time talking to each other are not necessarily a bad thing.


Phew!

(I keep running into these scenes that seem to go on forever where things need to be explained and set in order... and thinking up ways to make them visually interesting is hard. Action sequences are a breeze in comparison-- it's like they draw themselves.)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find that I tend to prefer comics that break up the standing-around-talking thing with, well what I guess you'd call "action"; I don't mean necessarily action-movie style action, but at least someone going and doing something. And it's nice when you can see the talking building up to the action, or cause and effect of some sort anyway. So like

talking -> leads to -> action -> results in -> talking -> leads to -> action -> results in... (etc)

Not that it should be an infinite pattern just like that with no variation of course. Anyway, that's just what I find I prefer in comic stories.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Metruis - Oh yeah, I think one great thing we've seen is that theres over 20 completely different yet successful means of setting a script. From the highly methodical to virtually made on the hoof and everything in between. I wouldn't be offended if an artist who I was working with asked me to streamline what I was writing. It'd make an interesting challenge.

@smbhax: Nothing Better by Tyler Page is very good at the whole breaking up the talking with action. With people in the middle of doing stuff, walking through a park with lots of action going on around them, getting served at a cafe and then sitting down and so on. Its all very subtle but very good none the less.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, even to the point where they aren't necessarily doing anything specific, but just moving around the room, turning, gesticulating, and so forth. That's pretty good. In some comics the characters just hold the same straight pose in panel after panel--that always gets to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to throw weird camera angles into dialog scenes. 8D
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@alohilani: That I'd reserve for the artist unless I want something specific (which is usually quite rare) Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject: Script point Reply with quote

Seems like most people are up on reading scripts which is good. My main thing is keeping the scene descriptions clear in the writing. I hate giving something to an artist where they end up having to change it because wording could be taken the wrong way. I'm mainly trying to work on that to improve.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smbhax.com wrote:
Yeah, even to the point where they aren't necessarily doing anything specific, but just moving around the room, turning, gesticulating, and so forth. That's pretty good. In some comics the characters just hold the same straight pose in panel after panel--that always gets to me.


I'm VERY guilty of this. The most action they see is the occasional raising of a beer or cigarette. I can draw action, but wanted to make my comic look as boring as possible from the get-go, hence the name.

Zoe Robinson: My scripts look exactly like yours!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smbhax.com wrote:
I find that I tend to prefer comics that break up the standing-around-talking thing with, well what I guess you'd call "action"; I don't mean necessarily action-movie style action, but at least someone going and doing something. And it's nice when you can see the talking building up to the action, or cause and effect of some sort anyway.


Talking is an action.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just avoid it being a free action.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothinghappenedtoday wrote:
smbhax.com wrote:
Yeah, even to the point where they aren't necessarily doing anything specific, but just moving around the room, turning, gesticulating, and so forth. That's pretty good. In some comics the characters just hold the same straight pose in panel after panel--that always gets to me.


I'm VERY guilty of this. The most action they see is the occasional raising of a beer or cigarette. I can draw action, but wanted to make my comic look as boring as possible from the get-go, hence the name.


Say.....you haven't read the comic strip called "Red Meat" have you?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prestwick: Fan of Red Meat. I like to think that I have a little more action in my strip:


And look at the exotic dancer! And the Girl's left arm has moved THREE different times!


I'm a regular Jerry Bruckheimer!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't have a milkman relentlessly ruining a poor girl's childhood which is a good start...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HA! All of my action takes place in the eyebrows...
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