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by ragtag
Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Hype!
Topic: Comics for the queer heart - at queertales.com
Replies: 0
Views: 782

Comics for the queer heart - at queertales.com

I sort of randomly surfed to Zwol today, after having been away from the site since probably 2006, and was surprised to find there was still quite a bit of activity here. Anyway, since 2006 I've set up a site of queer comics at http://queertales.com , as well as published a comic book <a href="http:...
by ragtag
Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Drawing comics directly into the computer
Replies: 50
Views: 136571

Hehe....this thread is getting quite old. :) I've been working in Manga Studio Debut lately. It's made specifically for doing black and white (1 bit) print comics, with lots of screen tones, rotating worksurface (like Painter), layers, airbrush and more. The interface is a lot like Photoshop, so if ...
by ragtag
Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Drawing comics directly into the computer
Replies: 50
Views: 136571

I noticed the same kind of lag on a tablet PC in a shop. That was just with the mouse pointer in Windows. I've heard that this may not be the case on Macs, as it handles the cursor differently, though I've never tried.

Ragnar
by ragtag
Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Webcomics: COMMERCE
Topic: Comics and piracy
Replies: 7
Views: 15391

Uh...yes they do scan comics too, but.... To start with, there are lots of good webcomics available for free, and a good number at a low price. Most of them very convenient. Then, of course, there are those convenient comic book stores where you can buy comics and actually support comics creators. :...
by ragtag
Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: best soft for emulating ballpoint pen ?
Replies: 1
Views: 12891

There are several options. The most expensive at around $400 and most complete is probably PainterIX http://apps.corel.com/painterix/home/index.html , it can emulate all kinds of natural media, including pens, pencils, chalks and more. There is a cheaper version of it called Painter Essentials too a...
by ragtag
Thu May 25, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: A good freeware 3D modelling tool
Replies: 7
Views: 23983

Check out Elephants Dream http://www.elephantsdream.org it's an "open-source" film made with Blender and some other open-source tools. Shows what can be done with the software. Of course, it takes lots of time and skill too. 8)

Ragnar
by ragtag
Thu May 04, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: A good freeware 3D modelling tool
Replies: 7
Views: 23983

Hmmm...been a while since I downloaded the demo of ComicWorks, I bought it and it came with a printed manual. There was an issue with the ruler files, there are some patches available from the left sidebar of their page that you might want to try. That said, their page is a bit unprofessional, so is...
by ragtag
Tue May 02, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: A good freeware 3D modelling tool
Replies: 7
Views: 23983

Yep, dowloaded that the other day. Haven't had the time to mess around with it though. It takes kind of a different aproach to modeling than most 3D apps. If you're looking for a good 3D modeling tool that's free, I'd recomend Wings3D http://www.wings3d.com/ . It's open source, free and runs on Wind...
by ragtag
Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: What's up with all the manga
Replies: 10
Views: 24324

No it's not the ssame thing. Here is a link to Planetes on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1591822629/sr=1-1/qid=1145795719/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-0905888-3206321?%5Fencoding=UTF8&s=books . Just got Eden http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1593074069/sr=1-1/qid=1145795788/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-0905888-320...
by ragtag
Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:09 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: What's up with all the manga
Replies: 10
Views: 24324

I think the biggest contribution is book format comics. Longer stories, hundreds of pages long. This is resulting in other publishers doing trade paperbacks of their older comics....and hopefully a growth in western straight to bookformat comics too. Manga has also appealed to a much wider audience ...
by ragtag
Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: why is webcomic text so small?
Replies: 12
Views: 24519

Mail him about it. His e-mail is at the bottom of the stip, and it's possible to read too. :) There is no reason why he can't make it bigger, at least around 750pixels wide. The lowest resolution you can expect people to have on their computers today is 800x600, and most likely at least 1024x768 or ...
by ragtag
Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: Webcomics: COMMERCE
Topic: Online Comics Worth 45 Billion Won
Replies: 0
Views: 7795

Online Comics Worth 45 Billion Won

Interesting article about Korean online comics. Here is the link
http://english.donga.com/srv/service.ph ... 5120582058

Ragnar[/u]
by ragtag
Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Starting comic project.
Replies: 5
Views: 18976

I'm glad to hera you're going for the hardcore, honest version. Personally I would much rather read that than any kind of cleaned up Disney version. The themes and story you're talking about sound very interesting, so be sure to keep us posted on your progress and any eventual publishing date. I'd l...
by ragtag
Thu May 12, 2005 2:13 pm
Forum: Hype!
Topic: My new comics site
Replies: 0
Views: 1528

My new comics site

I've finally gotten around to a huge update on my comics site, like they say. Same shit, new wrapping. :) Though there is some new stuff there too, like a new domain name and a brand new and shiny sketchblog. Please visit the site at:

http://www.ragnarb.com

Cheers,

Ragnar
by ragtag
Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Drawing comics directly into the computer
Replies: 50
Views: 136571

All the Wacom tablets above the graphire have had tilt sensitivity for ages. On the other hand, most sofware don't support this. The one big exception is probably Painter. For instance, with the airbrush you can spray sideways along the paper by tilting the pen. It can also be used to put pens and p...
by ragtag
Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:21 pm
Forum: Webcomics: COMMERCE
Topic: Getting repeat traffic to long format comic sites
Replies: 9
Views: 17934

Thanks for the feedback. Interesting to see totaly opposing oppinions on the sketch blog. I guess it's the kind of thing that doesn't appeal to everybody. Though the nice thing about it is that it will be at very little extra effort to me. I'm doing the sketches anyway, so putting some of them in a ...
by ragtag
Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: Webcomics: COMMERCE
Topic: Getting repeat traffic to long format comic sites
Replies: 9
Views: 17934

Getting repeat traffic to long format comic sites

I'm starting work on a new comic and a new web site. The comics on the site will be mostly long format stand alone stories, 20 pages or more, and not part of a series. Since it takes me a while doing a new comic, I need some incentive for people to check out my site regularly. Some part of the site ...
by ragtag
Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Image file-size
Replies: 13
Views: 16066

That sounds about right to me too, but if you can make them even smaller that would be better. For instance, my parents have an internet connection with about max 3kb a second download speed. It would take about 35 seconds to download a 110kb comic on their connection (56k baud modem). Then again th...
by ragtag
Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Webcomics: COMMERCE
Topic: Is bandwidth still an issue?
Replies: 2
Views: 9706

I think it's not a problem any more. For instance, I get 120GB of bandwidth a month at Dreamhost paying $10 a month. A comic that's 1mb, would need 120.000 downloads a month for me to go over that. Most online comics are strips, and are much less than 1mb, so you could have much more than 120.000 vi...
by ragtag
Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:29 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Drawing comics directly into the computer
Replies: 50
Views: 136571

Wacoms are great for sketching directly on the computer. I have an A5 one, and find it's about the right size for me. Check out ArtRage at http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html . It's a free drawing software that can emulate pencil and a few other natural media tools, very simple to use. Dogwaff...
by ragtag
Wed Jan 05, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Anyone presenting their webcomic in storyboard format?
Replies: 11
Views: 11537

I did one that actually was a storyboard, but I just turned it into a comic as I never got around to making it as a film. It can be found here:
http://www.ragtag.net/comix/nowthen/index.html

It's all rough pencils in same size panels, drawn on small yellow post-it notes.

Ragnar
by ragtag
Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:09 am
Forum: Hype!
Topic: Endless comic strip
Replies: 2
Views: 3141

Cool comic. It would fit perfectly printed on the front of a CD. :)

Ragnar
by ragtag
Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Webcomics: COMMERCE
Topic: Micropayments for teens?
Replies: 4
Views: 12076

Thanks for the feedback. A lot of teens read my previous comics, and I don't want to exclude them from my next one. At the same time I want to attempt some kind of payment system to see if I can make any money of it. An added complication is that my comics are not of the kind that most teens would w...
by ragtag
Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:35 am
Forum: Webcomics: COMMERCE
Topic: Micropayments for teens?
Replies: 4
Views: 12076

Micropayments for teens?

Are there any online payment systems that young people who don't have credit cards can use (or anyone else without a credit card for that matter)? Preferebly something that works internationally as well. A lot of teens read comics, and it would be kind of stupid leaving them out as potential custome...