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:iconmichealjordy:
MichealJordy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you have pretty cool comics! :)
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:icon47ness:
47ness Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :aww:  S'my labor of love.
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:iconmisosoup247:
MisoSoup247 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes! oh and this might seem like a interview but here I go!

1) You've been on deviantart for a long time....10 years in fact! How much do you think you have improved over the decade? (sorry If im making you sound old :D)
2) Have you been drawing comics from the start and was it something you wanted to do?
3) How do you come up with ideas for your comics? do you worry about originality and whether it looks good or not?
4) How long does each page usually take to do?
5) Is making a living from making comics a good idea?
6) Whats the most important thing you think a comic should have or do?
7) I am currently making a comic of my own...though its based on a game can you give me your thoughts on it? [link]
8) Last question, I really want to make a name for myself but is it better to just keep on focusing on my comics and wait for it to slowly attract fans?(that is, 'if' it can)
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:icon47ness:
47ness Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
1) That's a tricky one. ^^; I think I've improved by enough that I can get employed to do art and make a living; a lot of the growing pains came from art college, but staying on dA has kept me humble about all the amazing talent that I aspire to be as good as + given me a lot of friends in general. :D (well, I am old?? XD)
2) I started drawing 'comic-like' stuff as a little kid (each page was a panel and then I stapled them all together XD) but I didn't get back into comics until 2005 and didn't start selling any until 2009.
3) Some of my best ideas (or fragments of ideas) come from dreams. Others come from hours of planning and refining. As far as originality and looking good ......yeah, I do. I know I shouldn't and my fellow artists tell me, 'even if you're doing something that's been done, just do it better!' That in itself gives the work worth.
4) Hahaha... the earlier pages took about 6 hours. The current pages take 3 days. :XD:
5) Short answer, no. Long answer, depends on what you plan to do with it.
6) Ooo, that's a tough one. As far as what it should do, I think a comic should definitely make a point. Like one, good solid point that everyone can think about. (the alternative is a comic that's more random and makes many small points). As far as what it should have, lots of great art! ;D That is, something you really commit some effort to.
7) I like how you frame your shots; the transitions from scene to scene are nice too. You might want to ease back on the black lines though; too many heavy black lines causes the page to feel dark and moody. If you ever look at official Mega Man art, they're always including highlights in key areas, which also help to brighten the overall mood. :nod:
8) It's a balance of both, really. I think 80% of it is just hard work + discipline, and then 20% is having a social presence and letting people know a little about you while you continually update your comic. (I've found that saying absolutely nothing hurts even the most talented artists). One thing people appreciate is an artist who can update regularly (like once a week, at a set time preferably), keep getting better at their craft, and is willing to appreciate them back. :peace:

phew~! hope that covers it!
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:iconmisosoup247:
MisoSoup247 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for answering all my questions, I really appreciate it from someone as brilliant as yourself~! :D
I'll continue watching you(aha creepy) and I wish you the best!

p.s talk again in another 10 years? ahaha ;P
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:icon47ness:
47ness Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I'd also add to Question Five, doing a comic as artistic expression is great, but real profit would mean turning the comic into a franchise that can exist as a movie, game, show, toys, or perhaps something never been done before...! :)
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:icon47ness:
47ness Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, thanks. :la:
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:iconmisosoup247:
MisoSoup247 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!
Just a quick browse from your page and it is absolutely amazing!
hope my page can one day be as great as yours...

and um..can I ask you a few questions about making comics or can you give me advice (I am a amateur at making comics..) T_T
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:icon47ness:
47ness Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~! :icongrin-plz:

Sure, I'll my best to answer... :iconsmartyplz:
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:iconalistori:
AlisTori Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've read it all. Finally.My head is going to explode, too many new words, phrases and that accent!!!
Backgrounds are really something. You did a very good job at making them! the whole comic is very enjoyable to view... and I want to see more!
Characters are funny, Sally is a sweety (and I wonder what had happened to her before Pete found her... but I know you won't answer :D ), Pete is great! I'm sure I didn't understant half of the dialogs in the story simply because I didn't translate all the unknown words... If I did I would be reading it till the end of my days :D But I hope I've caught the main idea :)
Good luck with the next pages, I'll be waiting for them!
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