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How Do You Make Your Comics?


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#1 Offline Crazed Hegemon P~M

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Posted Nov 06 2011 - 03:05 PM

If you are a comic maker, describe how you make your comics, be they in MS Paint, GIMP, paper, dailies, weeklies, monthlies, MAS's, continuity-based, et cetera.I use MS Paint, and I usually make one every week or so.--:ruru:
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Posted Nov 06 2011 - 03:18 PM

I haven't posted any comics on BZP, but whatever comics I make are hand-drawn, then possibly computer-colored in Photoshop.When working with sprites (not for comics, though) I use Paint.NET with some useful plug-ins.

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Posted Nov 06 2011 - 03:28 PM

I haven't posted any on here, nor will I, but I do draw my own BIONICLE comics in my spare time.
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Posted Nov 06 2011 - 04:01 PM

I used to do comics back in 2008. I used Paint for them. It's hard to post comics on here since you can't post every time you have a new comic up and you have to rely on others to make posts to keep it alive.
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Posted Nov 06 2011 - 04:10 PM

with my mad photoshoop skillz
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Posted Nov 06 2011 - 04:18 PM

I used to do comics back in 2008. I used Paint for them. It's hard to post comics on here since you can't post every time you have a new comic up and you have to rely on others to make posts to keep it alive.

Yes you can. You're allowed to double/triple/quadruple (etc.) post if each post is announcing a new comic.

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Posted Nov 06 2011 - 04:36 PM

Well, I usually use GIMP/MSpaint, but I prefer GIMP currently. I'm not that good of a GIMPer, working on my skills as of now.
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Posted Nov 06 2011 - 04:41 PM

I used to do sprites in GIMP with absolutely no regularity, but I'm planning hand-drawn, Gimp-colored biweeklies.
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Posted Nov 06 2011 - 04:52 PM

My main problem with GIMP is the lack of transparent selection.Also, effects can be weird.--:ruru:
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Posted Nov 06 2011 - 07:40 PM

I started out in Paint, mastered it, then moved over to Gimp. I also have begun to draw things in PowerPoint (such as my current banner). Now and then I still do Paint comics (which actually can be done really well--go take a look at some of Gerlicky's work, besides SpoofQuest! which is intentionally generic) just for nostalgia.
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Posted Nov 06 2011 - 09:17 PM

with my mad photoshoop skillz

:uh:...Except my photoshoop skillz are not actually all that mad. And also I use Paint for a lot of things. :mellow:

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Posted Nov 06 2011 - 09:29 PM

Paint + GIMP.
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Posted Nov 06 2011 - 09:48 PM

I use GIMP for most of the comic putting-together and MSPaint for sprite resizing. I am also planning for some hand drawn comics. ;)-:b::c::2::1:
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Posted Nov 06 2011 - 10:53 PM

I do most of it in MS Paint, then add some effects in Gimp.
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Posted Nov 07 2011 - 04:43 AM

The few times I attempted a comic, I used Paint. Most comics I do though are done by hand and aren't coloured.
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Posted Nov 07 2011 - 02:26 PM

Like a boss.
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Posted Nov 07 2011 - 02:55 PM

Like a boss.

...Eh?--:ruru:

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Posted Nov 07 2011 - 03:04 PM

I use Paint.net with some plugins I just found. No regularity at all, besides keeping up my thread should it start to die. I just make comics when I want to. However, I usually will have a script of sorts in my head. I could never figure out GIMP.
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Posted Nov 07 2011 - 10:48 PM

I don't post any comics I do on BZP, but I usually paint or draw them [Not MS Paint, if you know what I mean. ;-)].
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Posted Nov 09 2011 - 12:39 PM

I rely on MS Paint, which means that Macs are not very good for comic making (at least for me). However, there is always Paintbrush or VMWare Fusion.--:ruru:
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Posted Nov 09 2011 - 01:56 PM

usually they're all hand-drawn, -inked, -coloured and even -lettered. ^_^
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Posted Nov 09 2011 - 02:32 PM

I'm thinking, once I finish up a few more chapters of Adventures in the LegoVerse, I'll try my hand at a comic using the same elements as that story. Photography!As for making them, I use a blend of GIPM and Paint.net now. The former is an old favourite, and it's a lot easier to use more putting things together, in my opinion. On the other hand, Paint.Net is a bit annoying with that stuff, but it's very useful for editing pictures.I used to - a VERY long time ago - make comics using the old MSPaint and I'd have to say with some pride that I was fairly detailed. I made furniture to use in the backgrounds, and even would carefully design backgrounds to be very detailed. Of course, on the other hand I depended a lot on Sprites for the characters. I actually think it would be fun to try my hand at this again.
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Posted Nov 17 2011 - 08:18 PM

I use MSpaint and GIMP.
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Posted Dec 01 2011 - 04:45 PM

OK, to keep this topic going, I'm going to ask you this: Describe how you organize the story in your comics, or how you organize the comics themselves if there really isn't a story.I tend to have story arcs integrated into the main series, with the main series itself not really having any story. I just try to transition from one arc to another, with some non sequiturs in between.On the other note, I organize the topic in seasons, with the file name being "comics[season #]-[comic #].png," with the comic number resetting to 1 at the beginning of a new season. For example, the second comic of the fourth season would be "comics4-2.png."--:ruru:
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Posted Dec 01 2011 - 04:54 PM

For my comic series Bionicle Manga, I use a ruler to keep the lines nice and neat, do a "rough draft" of the page, flesh out everything, and then I go back with a lead pencil and trace over what I've drawn so it looks professional like. I then take a picture with my camera, upload it to Kodak easyshare software, make any changes if neccisary, save it, upload it to brickshelf, and then I link it to BZpower. BM is based off the early years of Bionicle, so it follows the canon pretty closely.
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Posted Dec 01 2011 - 06:15 PM

Two methods for me:1) I draw up outlines of the frames and make it all on one sheet of paper, or2) I sketch and color independent frames, then I paste them together afterwards in Photoshop.Like this. (Note: Not even the real WIP. I just slapped some sketches together, though they are supposed to become a comic in the end.)
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Posted Dec 03 2011 - 10:22 PM

I use MS Paint to hold the comics and sprites themselves, I use Gimp and Paint.net to alter/edit/rotate the sprites and backgrounds themselves because it is impossible in MS Paint.
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Posted Dec 05 2011 - 08:53 PM

Shouldn't assume everyone makes comics. But, if I did, I'd most likely draw them myself, as opposed to using sprite abominations that are terribly worn-out.~B~
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Posted Dec 05 2011 - 08:58 PM

@Ballom: He didn't assume that; he started his post with "If you are a comic maker".Well, I don't really make comics for BZP anymore, but when I did I used Paint, GIMP, and Fireworks. Paint was assembling sprites; Fireworks was arranging everything, adding text, and putting in some effects; and GIMP was for other effects and stuff I used brushes for.There was also a comic that I hand-drew (not particularly pleasant-looking), and I used Photoshop and a tablet for that.When I draw comics in real life, I just use a regular pencil and paper; I'm not terribly advanced. =PThat's always fun to do... I should draw comics more often.

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Posted Dec 06 2011 - 12:13 AM

@Ballom: He didn't assume that; he started his post with "If you are a comic maker".

Oops, I mainly skimmed the OP, and apparently missed that key "If." My apologies, Piraka~Mistika.~B~

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Posted Dec 07 2011 - 04:36 PM

@Ballom: He didn't assume that; he started his post with "If you are a comic maker".

Oops, I mainly skimmed the OP, and apparently missed that key "If." My apologies, Piraka~Mistika.~B~

It's OK. I myself worried that people might accuse me of assuming that when I created the topic. ;)As a new discussion point, for those of you that use that use a computer program when/if you make comics, what program(s) do you use and what features do they have that you enjoy/use?--:ruru:

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Posted Dec 10 2011 - 10:54 PM

Paint for the sprite stuff, GIMP and Photoshop for the real stuff.J-K out.
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Posted Dec 14 2011 - 06:07 PM

OK, to keep this topic going, I'm going to ask you this: Describe how you organize the story in your comics, or how you organize the comics themselves if there really isn't a story.I tend to have story arcs integrated into the main series, with the main series itself not really having any story. I just try to transition from one arc to another, with some non sequiturs in between.On the other note, I organize the topic in seasons, with the file name being "comics[season #]-[comic #].png," with the comic number resetting to 1 at the beginning of a new season. For example, the second comic of the fourth season would be "comics4-2.png."-- :ruru:

I tend to do much the same, although I usually plan out my stories in my head beforehand. After that, I change it to match what I think will be funnier and what I can do in my medium. For comic seasons, I do much the same as well. I switch to a new season when I feel like I want a fresh start, which means most of my PGSs will change.

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Posted Dec 15 2011 - 11:28 PM

OK, to keep this topic going, I'm going to ask you this: Describe how you organize the story in your comics, or how you organize the comics themselves if there really isn't a story.I tend to have story arcs integrated into the main series, with the main series itself not really having any story. I just try to transition from one arc to another, with some non sequiturs in between.On the other note, I organize the topic in seasons, with the file name being "comics[season #]-[comic #].png," with the comic number resetting to 1 at the beginning of a new season. For example, the second comic of the fourth season would be "comics4-2.png."-- :ruru:

I tend to do much the same, although I usually plan out my stories in my head beforehand. After that, I change it to match what I think will be funnier and what I can do in my medium. For comic seasons, I do much the same as well. I switch to a new season when I feel like I want a fresh start, which means most of my PGSs will change.

To keep things organized, I run multiple series at the same time within my topic. I've got my plot-based series, and my comedy-based series. And then anything else I happen to make. Before this, I just rotated between storyline and guest star comics and did special/holiday comics when they came up.These days, I generally write out a script before actually starting my comic, so I know exactly where my idea's going to take me. This helps a lot; there have been times where I've changed things because they didn't seem to work out--which would have been annoying if I'd already started the comic.

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Posted Dec 22 2011 - 12:24 AM

When I used to do comics regularly, I started out by using MS Paint and used Rayg 2.0 sprites, with sometimes making gradient backgrounds with MS Word of all programs, haha. Then I got Photoshop and used that mostly. Most recently I used Photoshop with vector stuff I made in Illustrator. That style I would like to do more with.Posted Image
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Posted Dec 22 2011 - 09:09 PM

When I made them, I used MSPaint and GIMP.Those were not the times.
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Posted Dec 29 2011 - 06:19 AM

Slowly.Joking aside, after I've imagined the script, I model and render the backgrounds in Cinema 4D, paste them onto a panel sheet in Fireworks, add sprites with custom poses, add text, speech bubbles and done!
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Posted Dec 29 2011 - 06:39 AM

I previously used a mix of GIMP, MSpaint and Paint.net, now I use MSPaint and Photoshop, soon, once i get the hang of it, Ill only use photoshop :P but that may take awile and a lot of patience, I am part of a MAS, "what just happend" and I'm in the process of making materiel for my own series which might, might be a MAS, but it will most likely be big though :P
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Rayg Sprite Maker and MS Paint.I am a very basic man.
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I'm trying to start a comic but mostly i hand draw them with no colors...and now trying to draw them on paint. plus i need a name for it.
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