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    Pixie in the Playground
     
    MonkGuy

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    Default New to the world of web-comics.

    Hello everyone,
    As a new member to this site I thought I'd introduce myself a bit.
    I'm new to the whole web-comic thing and up until I started doing Bionic Eyed Snail I hadn't drawn anything since I left school 10 years ago.
    A discussion about a year ago at work about 'B' movies prompted a couple of doodles and then over a few weeks a rough biro drawn comic. The blokes at work seemed to like it and I liked the idea of a 'B' comic, stupid story, one liners and ridiculous charaters. As I started exploring the net (finding sites like this) I decided I'd have a go at my own site. I'm finding it quite a learning curve and feel myself developing as I go but I'm really getting into the comic world.
    Anyway, enough rambling I'm off to read some more of the great comics listed on this site.

    Cheers

    Greg
    Bow down to the Bionic Eyed Snail. www.bioniceyedsnail.wordpress.com

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    Default Re: New to the world of web-comics.

    That's a pretty sneaky pitch you got here.

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    Default Re: New to the world of web-comics.

    Yeah... your name is the comic, looks like an advertising profile to me.
    Hey everyone! Dyluth and I have a new project coming up, a steam/diesel punk webcomic. Please take a look!



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    Pinch Writer for the long running OOTS fan comic, anti-Heroes

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    Default Re: New to the world of web-comics.

    In a world without salt...

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    Default Re: New to the world of web-comics.

    Creating a profile just to plug your own comic isn't disallowed.
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    I think he did the only morally acceptable thing by killing everyone.
    Hark! An avatar drawn by Kate Beaton!

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    MonkGuy

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    Default Re: New to the world of web-comics.

    I'll admit that there is an element of 'plugging' about my post but surely anyone who on here with a banner or web site in their sig is doing the same. I joined the site because doing my own comic got me into web comics in general. Believe me this isn't advert its just me saying hi and please take a look at my comic. Plus I'm using wordpress for my site so can't make any money from it.
    Anyway back to eating lettuce!
    Bow down to the Bionic Eyed Snail. www.bioniceyedsnail.wordpress.com

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    Default Re: New to the world of web-comics.

    Don't get me wrong, i'm ok with you doing a plug. That's perfectly fine around here. But you kinda worded it in a way that makes it look like you're trying to hide the plug via sig-linking and the post content being lorem ipsum. Odd stuff.

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    Default Re: New to the world of web-comics.

    First off, a few words from someone who in part makes a living from guerilla marketing and social networking. You've had an account since april, and made 5 posts total , 2 of them here. That... doesn't look good. Be part of the community, make posts, ask questions, answer them, give opinions, comment on the main comic, ect. THEN post an ad.

    Whether or not you're making money is beside the point. A lot of people do the webcomics thing for accolades and exposure (see the project below, anti-heroes. I get paid nada for writing it) In addition, just because it's wordpress.com doesn't mean you can't make money!

    Thirdly, the comic is a bit TOO disjointed in my opinion. The jump from situation to situation is a bit jarring.
    Hey everyone! Dyluth and I have a new project coming up, a steam/diesel punk webcomic. Please take a look!



    Self published writer, editor, publisher.

    Pinch Writer for the long running OOTS fan comic, anti-Heroes

    Hope to be a writer? read this. http://www.writing.com/main/view_ite...3-Show-Vs-Tell

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    MonkGuy

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    Default Re: New to the world of web-comics.

    I think I've got off on the wrong foot a bit here. My original post was genuinly meant as a 'hello, this is me and this is why I'm here' but maybe I should have worded it better.
    I'll start again,
    Hello my name is Greg and I'm new to the world of web comics and came across this site so thought I'd check in to try and build up a better understanding of the world of making web comics.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: New to the world of web-comics.

    Hi Greg! Awesome. Anything in particular you were looking at? The great thing about webcomics is there is really not much of a wrong way to do it, just different things that work for different people./
    Hey everyone! Dyluth and I have a new project coming up, a steam/diesel punk webcomic. Please take a look!



    Self published writer, editor, publisher.

    Pinch Writer for the long running OOTS fan comic, anti-Heroes

    Hope to be a writer? read this. http://www.writing.com/main/view_ite...3-Show-Vs-Tell

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    MonkGuy

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    Default Re: New to the world of web-comics.

    There isn't really anything in particular I'm looking at it just generally enjoying reading other peoples' stories and looking at their art. I'm fairly happy with the way my own artwork is progressing as its something I used to do a lot years ago and its a bit like riding a bike. However I do read other comics and try to pay attention to how they get the story across as that is something I have no experience in what so ever.
    Bow down to the Bionic Eyed Snail. www.bioniceyedsnail.wordpress.com

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    Default Re: New to the world of web-comics.

    Quote Originally Posted by bioniceyedsnail View Post
    There isn't really anything in particular I'm looking at it just generally enjoying reading other peoples' stories and looking at their art. I'm fairly happy with the way my own artwork is progressing as its something I used to do a lot years ago and its a bit like riding a bike. However I do read other comics and try to pay attention to how they get the story across as that is something I have no experience in what so ever.
    For that I recommend Pen and paper RPG games. Try asking a few of the GMs how they tell their stories.
    I must not fear.
    Fear is the mind-killer.
    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
    I will face my fear.
    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
    Only I will remain.

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