Monday, October 05, 2009

Audio jokes don't work in a silent medium. You'd quicker think he has a speech impediment before you'd think he was quoting a song lyric.

This also stands for any time a character hums, like so:

"Dun dun dun dundeedun dundee dun."

If you get that, congrats. If not, stop doing this in comics.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The real joke in this comic is that Batman thinks Vitamin C fights cancer. That, or Kris Straub is an alternative medicine kook.

For the record, it doesn't.

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Pfft, you call that in-comic animation? THIS is in-comic animation.

And to a lesser extent, this.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

A unique phrase used twice becomes bland.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I feel like I'd be a hypocrite if I didn't offer this up. Here's my latest comic:

My own critique:

Panel1: Still not convinced they're at a party. I think I copped out by not drawing a little more detail.
Panel2: This is probably the most successful panel, but the perspective is off in the three scooters.
Panel3: The black background is too minimal. If I ever do it again I'd some plants and trees illuminated by the fire, and maybe even pull out a bit to show more particpants. Right now it just looks like the two characters in the foreground.
Panel4: Too plain. I think there could have been a better way to frame this.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Circle versus Square, like Dinosaur Comics, is burdened with the comic's balance: art and writing. When working with 2-dimensional characters, literally, the dialogue can sometimes be a bit bloated. However, there's a clarity in the writing that shines through, smoothly introducing new characters and carrying through storylines. Shine on, CvS.

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I wish you could give Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down for comics like comments on YouTube.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The middle panel of this comic is nigh-incomprehensible. Way too much visual noise- add some color or decrease the concentration of lines.

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