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Author Topic: Everything You Need To Start Making Webcomics For Free  (Read 4356 times)

Stephen66515

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Everything You Need To Start Making Webcomics For Free
« on: November 11, 2014, 11:00:35 AM »
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The webcomic is the best storytelling medium for hobbyists. Its visual nature hooks readers faster than written form stories. Its serial nature allows for bite-sized consumption without sacrificing long story arcs. And best of all, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than making films or writing novels.
Given enough time and determination, anyone can make webcomics for free, and that includes you. Here’s how to get started right away.

Read the full story here: http://www.makeuseof...king-webcomics-free/

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Re: Everything You Need To Start Making Webcomics For Free
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2014, 12:28:46 PM »
He's holding the pen wrong... >_<

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Re: Everything You Need To Start Making Webcomics For Free
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2014, 01:10:29 PM »
Or are YOU? 

How do you know HE is doing it wrong?

Who are YOU to say HE is wrong?

YOU might be wrong!

Trololololol

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Re: Everything You Need To Start Making Webcomics For Free
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2014, 04:19:03 PM »
Fixed for legibility.

Or are YOU? 
How do you know HE is doing it wrong?
Who are YOU to say HE is wrong?
YOU might be wrong!
Trololololol
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Re: Everything You Need To Start Making Webcomics For Free
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2014, 05:16:12 PM »
 ;D

Seriously, good article.

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Re: Everything You Need To Start Making Webcomics For Free
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2014, 06:03:54 PM »
He's holding the pen wrong... >_<

Heh yeah, shouldn't that be rotated at least 30 degrees to the top right? : )


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Re: Everything You Need To Start Making Webcomics For Free
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2014, 07:43:19 PM »
Yup.  :-[

I'm a pen freak.  Sue me.

And technically, you can write/draw in a variety of angles/pressures with a fountain pen (or any split-nib pen, for that matter) to get fine lines, blotchy lines, smooth-but-kinda-fat lines, etc.  So, it's possible to draw with the nib to the side like that, but only to drag the line to a taper.  The fancy look to that pen makes it rather improbable that he's doing any drawing though, and the Shutterstock original shows he's really just holding it, and the photographer thought that showing the fancy embossed top would imply luxury or something.  

Ah... advertising.

Seriously, you want to draw comics with a fountain pen?  I would applaud your decision, and direct you to these fine instruments:

http://www.jetpens.c...c-Comic-Tools/ct/812
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http://www.jetpens.c...-Comic-Tools/ct/1576
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Re: Everything You Need To Start Making Webcomics For Free
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2014, 08:20:25 PM »
Manga U has a nice collection of Tachikawa nibs and holders they offer as The Ultimate Manga Pen Set for $25.

The set consists of 4 holders and 14 nibs. A good value IMO if ink is your thing. I'm more the Faber-Castell or Sakura type.

I've also found the Pilot Razorpoint II pen to be an excellent choice for cartooning or general drawing. Nice solid black ink, good feel - and very inexpensive.
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Re: Everything You Need To Start Making Webcomics For Free
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2014, 11:31:45 PM »
Manga U has a nice collection of Tachikawa nibs and holders they offer as The Ultimate Manga Pen Set for $25.
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I prefer fountain pens for that kind of work (we've been over this, haven't we? ;) ), though $25 for the dip set is a decent deal.  I have (and still use) an assortment of dip-pens, but these days I use them to draw circuit boards (thin down some inexpensive model paint and draw with it for easy and artistic etch-resist).

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I'm more the Faber-Castell or Sakura type.
I used to be a marker-point pen guy (Pigma Microns FTW!!), seemed a decent enough replacement for gravity-feed pens like the Rapidograph, but... no.  I drop pens way too much, and the first time you drop a marker pen, it eventually hits the point and it's done.  Even if you don't, the points eventually wear or dry out.  
At least, they do for me.  :(