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by losttoy
Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: Zwol forum
Topic: Is this what happened to Kate in Zwol?
Replies: 1
Views: 14495

Is this what happened to Kate in Zwol?

I recently put the ModernTales RSS feed on my friends page on LiveJournal, when this pops up today.

http://www.moderntales.com/comics/anywh ... 3160#13903

I never read Anywhere But Here before, but it feels like "casper" has been lerking around Kate at the bookstore.
by losttoy
Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: Zwol forum
Topic: Nouveau Chemin
Replies: 48
Views: 95659

Most people hold comments until the end of a story or storyline. Now you no longer have any excuses. This is it, the last week of Nouveau Chemin strips. While Friday is the end of Nouveau Chemin storyline, it is a new beginning for Selby (a “new path”). It is hard to imagine that this all started in...
by losttoy
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: Zwol forum
Topic: The London bombings and todays Zwol: Nouveau Chemin strip
Replies: 3
Views: 17285

The London bombings and todays Zwol: Nouveau Chemin strip

I woke up today and do what I usually do. I check my e-mail and look at a handful of websites, then go to work. I usually read the newest Zwol: Nouveau Chemin that is being posted. Then in my car I heard the news on the radio. I think it is important to note that all of the ZNC strips were written a...
by losttoy
Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: Zwol forum
Topic: Nouveau Chemin
Replies: 48
Views: 95659

Update: Part three is almost done. Part three of Zwol: Nouveau Chemin contains scenes 6-11. Each scene has approximately 5 strips a week (Monday through Friday) with the exception of scene 6 (with an extra strip on Saturday) and scene 10 (which has 10 strips that spans two weeks). Also of note, ther...
by losttoy
Sun Jan 16, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: Webcomics: COMMERCE
Topic: Getting repeat traffic to long format comic sites
Replies: 9
Views: 17934

My vote is for the e-mail notification method. Most people will understand about this and you can always add a remove option. Furthermore people who like your stories can keep in touch knowing that quality takes time.
by losttoy
Sun Jan 16, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Sad, sad news: Will Eisner Passes
Replies: 11
Views: 12290

Will Eisner was a great man, but more than just that. He was an innovator, a genius, a teacher and an inspiration to many. While other comic creators have passed away who have created bigger superheroes that will be known for centuries, Eisner was himself a bigger hero then any he or others created.
by losttoy
Sun Jan 16, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Image file-size
Replies: 13
Views: 16066

My two-cents worth is that it depends on the size and kind of image. If it a really large image, I would concider saving it as mulitable files. Full color images with gradiants should be saved with a jpg (I use level 6). Black and white line art should be saved as a 6 "color" gif. File size should n...
by losttoy
Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: Seeking Comics Artists/Writers
Topic: Writers seeking artists, but no artists seeking writers.
Replies: 19
Views: 18876

I never get the writer who does not want to show a sample of their work because somebody might steal their idea. Let's just face it, people ... there is nothing new under the sun and it has all been done before. Furthermore (with no offence to any writer here or there), when somebody posts ?looking ...
by losttoy
Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Seeking Comics Artists/Writers
Topic: How do you find and select a good artist to collaborate with
Replies: 8
Views: 10346

The real question that comes to me is ... what are your goals? Are you trying to get published? Are you looking for experience? Do you just want to tell a story? Or perhaps something else ... Then you have to differentiate between long-term goals and short-term goals. No matter what your goals are, ...
by losttoy
Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Hype!
Topic: Head #8 (print comic)
Replies: 14
Views: 9372

Damn I wish I had money :(
by losttoy
Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: Hype!
Topic: Illustrating someone else's journal.
Replies: 8
Views: 5069

Eric gave me a sneak peak at this comic before completed, so I have been waiting for a while to comment about it here and especially to see what was William's reaction to the "adaptation". What got me was the whole separate storylines that related, but not really. I always thought William's head was...
by losttoy
Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: Seeking Comics Artists/Writers
Topic: How do you find and select a good artist to collaborate with
Replies: 8
Views: 10346

Well I have posted about many of my experiences in another item you posted . Suggestions: Send an e-mail to somebody who is already or recently in the past produced something. It does not have to be local but sometimes sitting over coffee and talking helps. Of course one could do similar on AIM or t...
by losttoy
Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: Seeking Comics Artists/Writers
Topic: Writers seeking artists, but no artists seeking writers.
Replies: 19
Views: 18876

Speaking as both an artist and a writer, I will give my experiences. I have been on Zwol for a while and got to know a lot of the regulars. If you notice, most of the writers looking for artists have only posted one or two times. The key is getting to know your forum members. Alex Danner was a forum...
by losttoy
Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Drawing comics directly into the computer
Replies: 50
Views: 136571

Most tables have a pressure tip so you can draw thin to thick depending on how much you are pressing on it. Also layers and such usualy can be found in the computer programs themself. I perfer Photoshop myself.
by losttoy
Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: pen & ink text recomendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 6994

Not really a recomendation, but I would stear clear from any "how to draw comics" books. All "how to draw comics" books suck majorly. So look for general art books, or take an art class ... however I know you have already done so Vince and your art shows it. So I am not sure what exactly you are loo...
by losttoy
Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Hype!
Topic: Endless comic strip
Replies: 2
Views: 3141

Hmm ... looks like something that would work for that spirial comic engine thing Shadowcaster was working on ....
by losttoy
Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:40 pm
Forum: Zwol forum
Topic: La trahison de Zwol
Replies: 3
Views: 11823

It was back in late October when Greg was doing his cross-country thing. He stopped by one night and had dinner at my house. We really did not do much, but there we were; the creator of Zwol and the writer of Nouveau Chemin sitting at the table together. Not only that, but we had each used ourselves...
by losttoy
Sun Dec 12, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: Hype!
Topic: Eric's editorial cartoon
Replies: 6
Views: 3681

I am always amazed by your editorial cartoons and how witty, knowledgeable, and to the point they are in one little panel. Furthermore you actually draw decent looking comics almost everyday. Color me green with envy. You rock! Keep it up and I am sure somebody will come to appreciate your work and ...
by losttoy
Sun Nov 21, 2004 9:30 am
Forum: Hype!
Topic: Illustrating someone else's journal.
Replies: 8
Views: 5069

Hey Eric, Good comic. I really like the coloring and the lettering you choose. The journal entry just has the feel of a web comic, so the adaption is just right. However no matter how much I look at it, Blu looks almost exactly like Eric Wilmoth (the one with the H2O). One thing about illustrating s...
by losttoy
Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:17 pm
Forum: Zwol forum
Topic: Nouveau Chemin
Replies: 48
Views: 95659

No comments at all?
by losttoy
Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: Webcomics: COMMERCE
Topic: Hypothetical question, inspired by too much sugar
Replies: 10
Views: 19322

how come online new sources that don't print newspapers don't publish webcomics on their sites?
by losttoy
Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Hype!
Topic: Who are you voting for in 16 years?
Replies: 20
Views: 8975

I hate to agree with Neil, but the system sucks the way it is and change is not happening. Many people blame Nader for Gore not winning in 2000 and look who ended up in office because of it. Furthermore, see how Nader did not do as well this year because people believe they do not want to "waste the...
by losttoy
Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: Hype!
Topic: Who are you voting for in 16 years?
Replies: 20
Views: 8975

Great comic ... some of your best work yet.

While I would support you as a candidate, how the heck are you going to get your name out and not become just yet another name in those "third party" you listed ... i.e.: where are you going to get the millions of dollars of cash to run?

Good luck!
by losttoy
Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Seeking Comics Artists/Writers
Topic: Webcomic
Replies: 5
Views: 7193

What have you got so far?