I keep thinking, “these aliens look like Jim Henson puppets.”
^ Inking page 2.
These are the days of the reign of the masturbatory story; made simply to tickle readers for a time, leaving them wanting more.
I don’t understand why so many authors are overjoyed with feeding humanity’s addiction. Don’t they care about anything besides themselves? Or, aren’t they aware that helping society survive better/advance equals new, greater benefits for themselves?
"I just want to see my purposeless drug on the shelf beside [famous person’s] purposeless drug."
"I’m so grateful I’m able to almost make a living via helping saturate the market with even more purposeless drugs."
It must seem so melodramatic to read me say how ashamed I feel to be amongst so many purposeless drug makers. I must seem so arrogant. So ignorant.
I don’t want to hear their excuses.
I’m cleaning my desktop right now (You would think me insane if you saw it) and found this screen-shot snapped paragraph. Sometimes I screen-snap my own words, but this, I think, wasn’t written by me — though I agree with what it says, 100%.
Wish I could point you to a source. A thousand fantasy (and/or other fiction) authors fail to get published (or fail to make big numbers if published) because they either don’t know this advice, or don’t take it to heart.
Storyboard cut-out blow-ups are made opaqued and drawn over; rough sketches, not meant to be aesthetically pleasing/correct, but to allow a person other than myself the ability to interpret the story. AKA; THIS PAGE IS THEORETICALLY READY FOR A TEST AUDIENCE.
—pic is page from the very end of the prologue; the beginning of the “title sequence,” which is a montage of sorts.
NEWS! With the storyboards are all done, and the page layouts 1/3rd done, I’ve decided to shift focus towards completing the prologue and chapter 1.
Wykkrwomb is my most ambitious Comics undertaking yet, but it is also the most dear to my heart — so sink or swim, I will see this behemoth to publication.
The last 3 years have been hectic, and to be honest, if I continue to work on the project as a whole we might not see its publication for another year or two! I want you guys, girls, and guy-girls to get to read this much sooner than that; hence my decision!
And so, I bring you another meekly rough work in progress update: we’re adding the text to chapter 1 finally!
Extra info: the prologue & chapter 1 are two of the longest chapters in the book, but I’ve had the prologue’s rough sketching phase done for a while now. Web publication will still take longer than we’d like, but it will be many, many months sooner than we’d dislike. Don’t give up on Wykkrwomb just yet!
Here, we combine the storyboard single panel thumbnails (cude box images, scaled up to approx size) with the full page thumbnails (red panel with red numbers). I’ve already used Manga Studio to create boarders for the panels (in blue), so those are technically inked now (at the press of a button).
orpheelin: Spread the word :D
When there are an illustrator + scenarist, that means they have to share the 1.6$. So they earn (or repay) 0.8$ each for a 20$ book. :/
even if it has been reblogged a lot today I think it’s important for people to know the way artists are paid on the pro circuit instead of the selfpublishing one. So never hesitate to directly buy from artists ^_~
full size picture » http://imageshack.com/a/img62/2341/5igz.jpg
This is why I get so genuinely excited and flustered and happy every time someone buys a sketchbook from me. Artists appreciate every purchase for their self published work more than I can describe.